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Politics of Opportunism

Much has been written about the resignation of former Chief Minister DD Lapang from the Congress Party to which he has been aligned to for over four decades. Astute political observers are, however, not surprised by the developments.…

MAYA JAAL BEFORE POLLS

The last word, perhaps, is not heard from BSP leader Mayawati. Her announcement in an emphatic manner about  abandoning a planned alliance with the Congress for the 2019 General Elections -- as also for assembly polls before that in…

5 PDF MDCs extend support EC of KHADC

SHILLONG: Five MDCs from People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) have decided to extend their support to the Executive Committee (EC) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) led by NPP MDC,  HS Shylla. The MDCs are Parliamentary…

UP’s encounter culture

 A 38 year old sales executive, Vivek Tiwari was murdered in Lucknow recently. When the cop responsible for pulling the trigger was interviewed by television journalists he was nonchalant and said that Tiwari had refused to stop after he…

Meghalaya: What are our priorities?

Patricia Mukhim The Health Sector Those who read the daily newspapers cannot miss the reports from the 108 GVK EMRI ambulances. Almost every single day a child is born in these ambulances. What does this say about the state of our Primary…

Culture of Festivals

Meghalaya has been known as a Festival State with festivals ranging from music to lifestyle events and fashion shows to youth leadership  pow-wows. All these Festivals cost the exchequer and the Government of Meghalaya is not in a position…

SC Takes enlightened step

The Indian Penal Code has long been steeped in British imperial arrogance. What was legal for the white masters was not permissible for Indian subjects, especially Indian Women. The Supreme Court has ruled doing away with the colonial…

Smugglers kill anti-drug activist in Delhi

NEW DELHI:  An activist who had been fighting drug smugglers and local criminals in south Delhi's Taimoor Nagar was gunned down by two suspected smugglers who came to buy drugs near his residence, police said on Monday. The incident…

India at the United Nations

India’s Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj made an impactful presence at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. The less than 20-minute speech this weekend saw a presentation of the Indian government’s social welfare and…

OF FAITH AND LAW

Religious faith is seen as being integral to human existence. It, however, is often that faith does not conform to the law of the land. Law, yet, is the last word. So too with the Supreme Court order on Friday allowing entry for women of…