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THERE IS KILLING TO BE MADE IN REALTY

  By Sushil Kutty   So far no ghosts! But that’s standard ghost-behaviour. The first “sightings” of ghosts in Charki-Dadri, where two aircraft fell after colliding midair, killing over 300, were reported nearly two-and-a-half months after…

Designated space for hawkers  

Editor, Many are of the opinion that the hawkers need to be given a space of their own where they can do business freely without any fear of eviction as well as without causing any inconvenience to others. One is also mindful of the fact…

Need to Revive the Tradition of Khasi Nongbah

The Shillong City we have today was not the traditional Capital (Nongbah) of the Khasis; it was not even the capital of the erstwhile Hima Shillong. It was the Capital of the British colonial administration, established only in 1864 when…

CREATING POSITIVE SYNERGY?

By Dhurjati Mukherjee The NDA Government’s decision to merge State-run banks to reduce their losses appears so far to have been taken rightly. The merger of its five subsidiaries with the State Bank of India last year, creating a behemoth…

KHADC shenanigans

Editor, The CEM of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), P.N Syiem, is back in the news after a brief recess. In fact his name has been dominating the vernacular and English media for the last few weeks. Last year he has been in…

SOCIAL MEDIA ‘KILLS’ 

  By Poonam I Kaushish   Social media ‘kills’ and how! Mob lynching is back on the political-social scene with 17 cases across 9 States from Assam to Tamil Nadu including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tripura, Andhra Telangana, Gujarat and West…

Pathetic condition of SBI Laban Branch

Editor, Through your esteemed newspaper I would like to bring to public notice the pathetic condition of State Bank of India Laban Branch. Though we are in the new age banking systems most of the customers  specially the youth and middle…

Metaphor for madness

By Tarun Basu In a few weeks, India and Pakistan will commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Partition of the subcontinent. The day is a celebratory occasion; little thought is spared for the suffering and trauma that millions endured in a…