GST MUST END BARRIERS

By Shivaji Sarkar “India’s internal trade GDP ratio at about 54 per cent is comparable to that in other large countries. India for nearly 70 years has affirmed and reaffirmed political “idea of India’, is de facto and de jure one economic…

Who is against railways?  

Editor, The letter by Barnes Mawrie (SDB) (ST June 22, 2017) stating that Government should give up the rail project once and for all as it is a threat to the indigenous community is one of the most ethno-centric and parochial letters I…

NDA CANDIDATE THE IDEAL SAFFRON SOLDIER

  By Amulya Ganguli   The standard explanation for the BJP’s choice of the virtually unknown Ramnath Kovind for the President’s post – a rerun of the 2007 “Pratibha who?” episode relating to Pratibha Patil – is his Dalit background. It is…

MHIS a Govt initiative, not an MLA scheme

Editor, As the State Government has revived the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) and fresh enrollment is under way, it seems some street smart politicians are trying to take undue advantage of it. At Laban we heard repeated public…

Teaching as a mission for building lifelong foundation

By Aristotle  Lyngdoh             There has been much talk and discussion on how to improve the system of education in our state and also to provide quality education that will cater uniformly to the educational development of all the…

Why I Will Not Say” Bharat Mata ki Jai”

By Ananya S Guha If anyone beheads me for not saying, '' Bharat Mata Ki Jai'' I will of course not live to see the situation. But the temerity of this statement by a business man in the garb of a god man is worth appreciation. After all…

Misplaced comment!    

Editor, Apropos the letter by Michael N Syiem captioned, "Stupid comment on broken marriages" (ST June 20, 2017) may I take this opportunity to clarify and clear all misgivings that it was not Mr VGK Kynta who commented on the subject of…

Till the cows come home

   By B M Lanong          In quick successions, a number of controversial issues are popping up one after another, all of which shake the country and public morale.        While the vexed cow slaughter issue is still hanging on, the BJP…