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Punjab Legislator considers entire North East as dogs eater

Posted in June 2012

Thomas Lim

North Eastern region have been complaining about the ignorance of the so called mainland citizen, it was unexpected that even the Punjab Legislator, Ajit Singh Mofar (Congress), have such a low esteemed of the North East, as he moved  a resolution to tackle the menace of stray dogs. He suggested the dogs be sent to the North-East or China for “whatever they do to them.” 
Besides People for Animals’ President Saurabh Gupta calling this “not practical and ethical”, even Mofar’s  colleague, Sunil Jakhar, legislature leader of Congress party termed the resolution impractical and also expressed his resentment over the attitude of his party member.

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Meghalaya intensify Section 3 of the child Labour Act, 1986

Posted in June 2012

Thomas Lim

The District Task Force on Child Labour, East Khasi Hills District, headed by Deputy Commissioner, Shillong Sanjay Goel has notified that the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, prohibits the employment of children in certain employment and also regulates the condition of work of the children in certain other employments. 
The Act stressed on preventing the children being exposed to the nature of work which involved poisonous gas, molestation and danger to their life from the surrounding factories equipped with heavy machine.  The defaulter shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term of three-months which can be extended to one-year or with a fine not less than Rs 10,000. 
In Meghalaya, is it possible to totally ban Child Labour is a million dollars question. Being the developing state, Below Poverty Line in the society are having higher ratio.
Many social organization and religious organization alike are working rigorously to protect the street children. However, due to various constraints nothing much could be delivered to uplift the condition of such children in our society. Occasionally, a full meal is being provided to such children just to bring out the smile on their face.

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Mahi sad story are taking place in Jaintia Hills unreported

Posted in June 2012

Thomas Lim

Nation have join in grieving the demise of Mahi, the four-year-old girl who was trapped in a narrow and deep borewell in Gurgaon for 86 agonizing hours, was Sunday declared dead after rescuers reached her through a parallel tunnel. Doctors said she might have died on the day she fell or on the next day since her body had decomposed. One thing is sure, the National channel and print media are following the development from day one, and hence the entire nation was offering prayers for the well being of the girl who just celebrated her birthday.
Even Meghalaya did not stay behind in extending prayers to the little girl, strangely none- either the media or the citizen in Meghalaya had ever extended similar support to the poor kids who die in the open coal mines in Jaintia Hills. Even the adult too had fallen victims to thousand of such open pit, which remain unfilled after extracting the minerals.  

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Civil Hospital Shillong must maintain healthy and hygienic environment

Posted in June 2012

Thomas Lim

The bizarre incident where parts of the dead body of Sunita Marak (33) kept in morgue of Shillong Civil Hospital were eaten by rats, have shocked the entire society.  Marak was admitted to the hospital two days before the incident, she succumbed to the head injuries, a resident of DM line, Shillong. The consensus here is the food supplied by the hospital hygienic, as the same rats are also accessible to general wards, also to the hospital kitchen!
The health cares in Meghalaya have always been an issue, but to the extent of a dead body in the morgue being eaten by a rat have crossed all level of carelessness by the authorities of the hospital. This has angered the Civil Societies and the grieving relatives of the deceased.
According to the Guidelines of hospital catering: The Trust provides a hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) protocol to all its catering functions to patients, staff and visitors. The HACCP can be found in the “Assured Safe Catering” document which details all food processes and is monitored by the Environmental Health Department for adequacy to ensure compliance to food safety.

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Mukul is victim of political circumstances

Posted in June 2012

Thomas Lim

As the world’s attention are drawn to Meghalaya, in view of the presidential election for the 13th President of the Republic of India, the opposition candidate- former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno  Agitok  Sangma, is in home town as the official contender against Pranab Mukherjee, Ruling UPA candidate. The only person bearing the burn of the whole process is Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma. He is the victim of political circumstances. He have to abide by the Congress Whip, even if he wants, he cannot extend any of his support to his Garo brother, whom entire Garo Communities are already celebrating, no matter what is the outcome, Purno is already “President” for them! 
The very announcement of Sangma to contest for the highest constitutional post in India, the global attention was drawn to his home town. Following his resignation from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which he was one of the founder members of the party in 1999 along with Sharad Pawar and Tariq Anwar after breaking away from the Congress on the issues of foreign origin holding top post in the government. He had also relinquished his Assembly seat (Tura) as the party chief asked him to choose between the Party and the Contest, speculation on the fate of State NCP are doing the round.

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