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IS THE TIDE TURNING?

By Poonam I Kaushish What is it about the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that has the Opposition seeing red? That raises the hackles of netas who accuse it of hit-ins and false cases at the behest of its political mai baaps to…

ECONOMY NEEDS VIGOROUS JOINT PUSH TO STEER INVESTMENT

 By Anjan Roy               It all ended in a whimper. The government and the Reserve Bank had been publicly disagreeing on a number of issues which were thought to be so serious as to bring forth resignation of the Reserve Bank governor…

Is MDA Govt  blind and deaf ?

Editor, The Government seems to have totally closed its eyes to the fact of illegal mining which is still going on in the state even after the NGT ban but we the public cannot be mute spectators of this  offence happening right under the…

FORECASTS MORE DISASTER

By Dhurjati Mukherjee Various studies bear testimony to the fact that climate change will have disastrous consequences, some of which are already being felt. There have been talks at the Paris summit of limiting global warming to 20C, but…

LITTLE IMPACT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH ON EMPLOYMENT

   By Nantoo Banerjee               It may sound rather odd that India’s high rate of economic growth has practically no net contribution to the country’s job market. The net domestic headcount of full-time employees may be actually…

Lapang still a force to reckon with

Editor, Apropos the lead story, "Lapang supporters give shape to leader's NPP Plan" (ST Nov.19, 2018), Mr DD Lapang is making a louder noise this time around than he did at the time of his resignation from the Congress. He minced no words…

Cultural Syndrome in Khasi Pnar Society

By H H Mohrmen When our kids were young we consulted our family physician about the need to administer our kids, local medicines particularly ‘dawai khniang sohpet’ (medication related to the umbilical cord) which is popular among the…

CM in denial mode

Editor, Apropos the news item, "Conrad in denial mode on illegal mining" (ST Nov 16, 2018), one wonders how the Chief Minister can keep on denying that illegal coal mining is going on in the state. He and his Government might not have…

Passion for Flashing

By Willie Gordon Suting Shoe and clothes painting has emerged as a vibrant art form today. Urban subcultures impact on youths and they want metal and hip hop artworks painted in what they wear. Part of urban youth narratives where they…