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The reckless driving trend of STPS drivers once again exposed

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
In an unfortunate incident, a Sumo (ML 05 L 6988) being slammed into by none other than the driver of an STPS bus with registration number, ML 01 6845, on February 12, 2017 at about 11:40 pm at Barik point, which is one of the most accident prone lanes in the city. The Red Bus driver had broken the No Entry rule at Shillong Civil Hospital which had caused the mishap.

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Politicians upbeat for 2018 election while ignoring development and public grievances

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The present Assembly Session of Meghalaya will end by next year, this is perhaps the only session, where no significant developmental work or visible infrastructure can be exhibited as in the progress reports of individual representatives or the government as a whole, the common justification is financial crunch, as the BJP is in power in the Centre while the state is being led by a Congress government. While almost all the political parties in the state have already geared up for the General Election in 2018, lobbying for party tickets has already started, so also fence jumping is underway.
In the past the last two years of the session, massive developmental work are witnessed, as the people here have very short memory, so what is seen within the last two years is the factor for gaining votes, this time due to the shortage of fund, most of the schemes and projects are kept in the incubators.

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Crimes aren’t increasing, victims are just breaking their silence

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya, claimed to be a Christian state, and a society of God fearing tribals has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, mainly due to the indecent harassment towards the lady employees in both the state government and central government offices.  Also the allegation of indecent proposal, including sexual assault of the job aspirants, the state has been tainted from Shillong Raj Bhavan to the recent Meghalaya Soil and Water Conservation department. It will be wrong to say that such crimes are on the increase, actually the victims have started to break their silence and speak out, enabling the Law to take its own course of investigation.

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Mukul taking initiative to ensure access to quality higher education in Meghalaya

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Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma while interacting with the Ri Bhoi Students Union (RBSU), which demanded the state government to set up a government college to cater to the educational needs of the students in their district, has assured to take up the issue in the upcoming Budget Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly session, which will pave the way for the students getting access to quality higher education.
It may be mentioned that the Board examination will start by next week, and with the new marking system by the Board of Education, students appearing for the Board examination are finding it much easier to score higher marks, however the State Board is still causing nightmares with its marking system, hence most of the parents are opting for Central Board of Education, which can enable them to seek admission for higher studies outside the state. Posed with such challenges, with the bright students excelling in their respective studies, triggering further ordeal under such circumstances, Dr Sangma advocates that a higher benchmark needs to be set by the youths themselves to realize their dreams of building their career based on their potentialities and skills.

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Gohain assures safety for influx if state extends support for rail connectivity

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Thomas Lim
After missing out on the wish list in the just concluded Budget, particularly in the Railways for North Eastern region for Meghalaya, Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain acknowledged that the main fear of the people here regarding influx in the advent of the railways is unfounded while opining that the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution provides them ample protection against such threat. His statement came in the wake of strong opposition against the move to implement the railway projects in the state by various pressure groups, who have alleged the state government of failing to bring effective laws to tackle issue of influx.

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