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Filthy Them Mawlong Needs Urgent Sanitisation  

                                                                                                BY JT Lyngdoh In 1968, the then Union Commerce and Market Affairs Minister, Ram Niwas Mirdha, made a quick tour of Northeast India. He first…

FAST-TRACKING PARTNERSHIP

By Dr D. K. Giri The first-ever 2+2 meeting between India and the United States held recently in New Delhi was a defining moment for their growing partnership. The persistent speculation on India-US relations notwithstanding, the meeting…

NEHU PhD academic calendar goes awry

Editor  It has been a big loss for the internal students who intend to continue to study in NEHU by undertaking PhD program. A period of six to seven months goes wasted when the students, who pass their Master’s degree from NEHU, wait for…

MODI GOVT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION CLAIMS A COMPLETE SHAM

By K Raveendran               Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has curtly ruled out any cut in the high excise duty on fuel prices, saying the petrol and diesel price hikes are caused by volatile international prices an, therefore, due to…

Demand for more trains to Garo Hills

Editor, I read with great interest the news item, "Demand for more trains in Mendipathar" made by the A'chik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum. This proves that the introduction of the railhead in Garo Hills has greatly benefited the…

Cycles make a comeback

By Godhuly Bose Shamik Sarkar of Kolkata tells riveting stories about his adventures on a trans-Himalayan cycling trip that he took recently. The scenic beauty on the old road from Siliguri that goes via Kurseong and Ghum to Darjeeling…

A ‘bald’ statement

I could see my youthfulness receding, my last line of defence vanishing in thin air. It was the point of no return, a vast nothingness that left me disconcerted and in pain”. Stephanson had scribbled these words in his diary on the day he…

Inside my vast world of books

Willie Gordon Suting I started collecting books when I was in college. It was with a few Penguin anthology of essays, which then progressed to literary fiction. English classics, somehow, had never appealed to me. The archaic terms and…

Politics, Shillong & Shree

Shree Ujjwal Sen, aka Shree Sen, hits the system where it hurts the most. Unlike many artistes, young and old, who would tread the safe way to stay afloat in the highly competitive creative waters, Shree is candid. The young rapper’s lyrics…