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Physically challenged Vinod epitome of courage and perfection

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the world observes Disabled Day on December 3, physically challenged Vinod Thakur and Raksha Thakur of Television Reality Show - Nach Baliye season 6, are one of the most promising couples. Vinod is physically challenged but has superb dancing skills which leaves everyone mesmerized. He is indeed the epitome of courage and perfection to be known as Specially Abled in dancing skills.
Vinod was born legless, is one of the God’s own child who has been blessed with this immense talent. His father was a truck driver and Vinod himself struggled for his life and worked in mobile repairing shop. As he completed his class 12th, his passion for dancing started growing. Seeing the extra ordinary talent, his friends encouraged him to pursue dancing in more rigorous manner and with 3 months practice he got selected in audition of India’s Got Talent in season 2 and then never looked back.

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Show of strength in Public Rally for ILP at Student’s Field

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The sea of people marching towards the Jaiaw Student’s Field, Shillong, for the Public Rally called by 13 Non Governmental Organizations as Pro - Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists have turned the rest of the capital of Meghalaya, normally busy with different activities, into a ghost town. The rally was in one voice – We Demand ILP; No ILP, No Rest.
About 20,000 people from all walks of life, hailing from every nook and corner extended their physical support in the rally. The leaders of the Pro ILP groups, who are being hunted by the District Administration, came out in public eye to seek the sanction of the indigenous tribals for taking the agitation forward. At the sametime replying as show of strength towards the attempt of the state government for calling musical events in the bandh bound state during the visit of Prime Minister of India, Pranab Kumar Mukherjee.

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SC suggests independent body for regulating electronic media

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

In an extraordinary move, especially when the market of electronic media is booming, Supreme Court (SC) of India on Friday directed the central government, the Election Commission, and Press Council of India (PCI) on a Public-Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking framing of guidelines and setting up an independent body for regulating electronic media that has a wide reach and influence on the masses.
A bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi also issued notice to News Broadcasters Association (NBA), Indian Broadcasting Association (IBA) and the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) on the PIL petition by NGO - Hindu Janjagruti Samiti.

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MBBS entrance racket in J&K are producing incompetent physician

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Enough has been written about the ill effects of educational scam. None in the society seems to have learned the lesson. This time Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) MBBS entrance test 2012 not only shocked the nation, the result of the beneficiaries’ poor performance in the course only proved how insensitive are the society, who willingly produce incompetent physicians to deal with human lives. The moral ethic of both the parents and students has hit the rock bottom, so also the custodian of the test papers in this particular case.
J&K Crime Branch started to cast suspicions due to the poor performance of the beneficiaries in internal assessments after they entered Srinagar’s Government Medical College as the topper in the entrance test of 2012 MBBS selected list.
The Crime Branch was dumfounded to unearth the truth that none other than the head of the Board of Professional Entrance Exams (BOPEE), Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, a professor of Kashmir University’s electronics department, he is the sole custodian of the test papers is personally selling the question papers through his middleman. Parents of beneficiaries of test paper leakage racket in 2012 paid anything between Rs.10 and 15 lakh, depending on their financial status.

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Unholy Politician – Militant nexus suspected in Meghalaya keeps MHA on toe

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Thomas Lim

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma for the second time stated that state government cannot rule-out nexus of any politicians with militant organizations while adding that law will take its own course if such allegations are substantiated with evidences. He made it very clear: No politician will be insulated from the purview of the law.
Dr Sangma was responding to the demand made by the Opposition Meghalaya People’s Forum (MPF) through Meghalaya Governor Dr Krishan Kant Paul on the need for a thorough probe into the alleged unholy nexus between members of the ruling group and the insurgents particularly in the Garo Hills region.

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