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ALL SET FOR POLLS

With the bugle for General Elections 2019 ready to be sounded, the nation is set for a massive poll exercise involving the Lok Sabha and several state assemblies. Indications are that the polls would be spread over six phases, and the…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) has a long history. It started in 1909 to celebrate working women and was a socialist-political event. Since then the United Nations has turned this day into an international event to draw attention to the…

Time to Transcend Rhetoric

Patricia Mukhim March 8 has been observed as International Women’s Day worldwide. This day is set aside globally to ostensibly celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year the theme is Balance for…

PEACE A PRIORITY FOR PAKISTAN

The dust has not settled on the Line of Control (LoC), but indications are that India might as well be opting for a pause in its offensive against Pakistan at the military level. The path to peace is paved with thorns, though. Pakistan has…

Politics trumps national interest

India has just been through a near war situation when on February 26 it sent its aircraft to hit at selected targets inside Balakot, a town in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkwa where training camps of the Laishkar-e-tayaba are…

POLLS AFTER PULWAMA

With the sudden surfacing of a Pakistan element in the Indian discourses, the political scenario is in for a new spin. There is not enough of clarity about what India achieved in terms of the pre-dawn IAF attack on some installations in…

Toll plaza not paying money to NGO: Manager

NONGPOH:Following allegations that NGOs in Ri Bhoi District were illegally collecting money on a monthly basis from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Toll Plaza located at 20 Mer Pahamawlein, leaders of three NGOs, namely the…

Council Poll Results

As expected the election results to the two District Councils were a mixed bag. While the Congress did well in the KHADC, the NPP scored well in Jaintia Hills. Interestingly a video that has gone viral shows the NPP MLA and minister…

The Hero Returns

The devil must be given his due. With the safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Pakistan has not only kept its promise but also shown its respect for provisions of the Geneva Convention. Even this much is a major concession…
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