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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…

Health not a priority in Meghalaya

The recently concluded Assembly session bypassed the health care issues in Meghalaya. Legislators don’t seem to read the newspapers. If they did, they would notice that nearly every single day the 108 GVK EMRI officials report of women…

Aadhaar requirements modified

Aadhaar is here to stay thanks to the Supreme Court. Much maligned, the official identification system for Indian citizens can be in vogue for certain aspects, but cannot be allowed to be misused by private entities to promote their…

When Internet replaces the human mind

Patricia Mukhim In this age of massive technological advancement it is common for scholars and writers to lean heavily on internet content instead of struggling to think through a problem that they wish to offer solutions to. The other day…

Whither WTO? The trade war between the US and China has escalated in the last few days. There is little hope of a resolution of the crisis. Trade war is symptomatic of a larger strategic confrontation. As a result of the trade war initiated…

Meghalaya’s unfinished projects

A study needs to be commissioned to by the present Meghalaya Government to find out the reasons behind the incomplete projects in Meghalaya. Projects that are hanging fire are a loss to the exchequer. This loss has to be quantified. This…

India changes mind

India has reversed its stand calling off the promised meeting between Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mahmood Quereshi on the side lines of the UN General Assembly in New York later this month. The Indian Army has started sabre-rattling and…

ROW OVER RAFALE

Defence deals seldom escape public scrutiny, opposition insinuations and trading of allegations. Fact is also that no such allegation could ever be proven. Bofors raised a lot of smoke but no fire over the past few decades of scrutiny,…