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IPL scam exposed how sports is being polluted by sex and cash

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Cricket is considered as Religion in India and Gentleman’s games globally. In the past Match fixing have tainted the very sporting spirit, then comes the Indian Premier League (IPL), the offspring from the marriage between Bollywood and Cricket in India attempted to bring back the glory of Cricket. The recent IPL spot fixing case not only thwart the sentiment of the cricket lovers, it also exposed the dirty conspiracy between the bookies and the players involved in high class sex scandal and cash.
IPL - the professional league for Twenty20 cricket championship in India, is supposed to expedite the game in order to pull the audience as a football match does. Bollywood was chipped in not only for glamour but also to raise the bar of the game by generating more sponsorship.

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Shillong HC seals fate of CMJ University

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the students of CMJ University are contemplating to call on the Governor of Meghalaya, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary to revoke his action of recalling all the degrees awarded by the said University and stop admission because of various anomalies in its functioning including the appointment of Chancellor of the University, the Shillong High Court, Meghalaya, on Friday upheld the letter of the Secretary of the Governor as contained under April 30, 2013, saying it has no legal infirmity and it need not be interfered with by this Court.

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Zero tolerance to incident of rape demanded in Shillong

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The residents of Malki locality, Shillong, took out a protest march within the jurisdiction of the locality, to protest against the heinous crime of brutal rape of a seven year old girl on March 8, 2013, and also put pressure on the district administration to apprehend the culprits. Strangely, the resentment against such crime only came from residents of Malki along with school children and few NGOs. Likewise, increase of rape cases from Garo Hills too is not finding any support from other districts, unlike Delhi, where almost entire youths and concerned people came out in full, also finding support outside Delhi.
The apathetic attitude of the residents in Meghalaya has always been as cold as the unfortunate brutal rape of a seven year old girl on March 8. How does one expect the general public to react while whole nation was protesting the Delhi Rape case last year and the recent rape case of a minor?

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Mukul’s government has been instructed to take up women issues

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The 9th Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya seems to be breaking records with First Non – Tribal Speaker in the Assembly, first time having four female representatives, added with first Lady Home Minister in the Cabinet, and second in India. Also for the first time one fourth of the cabinet is female representative.
The Opposition could not have a consensus Leader to be elected as Leader of Opposition till date. Also both the surrendered Chief of militant groups (HNLC) and former Police personnel, and having the highest number of Doctorates elected to the House. The House has sent the first Lady Member of Parliament to Rajya Sabha from Meghalaya, Wansuk Syiem.

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May 15th is the International Day of Families

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

May 15 is the International Day of Families. This was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992. The theme for 2013 is ‘Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity’. The very goal of social integration is to bring all social groups, particularly vulnerable groups, and individuals into the political, social, cultural and economic structures of a society so that they can participate in the decision-making process and improve their access to opportunities.
As globally the international day of Families is observed, it is also appropriate for Meghalaya to introspect first the family structures in the state, and then socially and globally.

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