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POLITICAL DELICACIES

                                         By Rahil Nora Chopra   NITISH STILL KEEPING RJD BRIDGE OPEN   Although Amit Shah declared after the dinner diplomacy with Nitish Kumar in Patna last week that the two parties will fight the coming…

NEHU failing the students

Editor,  NEHU announced that the last date of submission of applications for PG courses is July 18. If one looks at the application form there is no option for 'Results Awaited' and it is mandatory to fill up the total percentage of the UG…

ACCOUNTABILITY & STABILITY MUST

By Dr. S. Saraswathi The nation is seized with a debate on a major Constitutional change involved in holding Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections simultaneously, meaning according a fixed tenure for these bodies. It has good many…

(anti) Social media

Editor, Recently while passing through the market area at Laitumkhrah, Shillong, I saw a poor child walking all alone down the road with tears in her eyes and heavy bags on both her hands. For one moment I thought of helping the child by…

Should Khasi Christians lose ST status?

By Fabian Lyngdoh It seems that the discourse on the issue of the “Religious Minority Act,’ has strayed from the legal implications of the Act from social living, into the theological doctrine of religions. As a concerned Khasi citizen of…

On Misquotations!

Editor, Apropos to the letter ‘further rejoinder’ (ST July 16, 2018) I just want to remind the writer to stop misinterpreting the subject of discussion. At no point was the subject of forced conversion explicitly or implicitly raised.…

What Ranikor has done!

By Albert Thyrniang The resignation of Martin M. Danggo as MLA and from the Congress Party has created quite an interest in the state. Highly critical views have been heard. At the same time the former veteran Congress legislator has also…

Alarming rise in drug peddling and drug use

Salil Gewali When desire overwhelms the logical mind, human beings take the path of least resistance. This subsequently goads a person to go down the slippery slope of bad habits. Sometimes such wrong steps can be brutal and cost lives.…