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Meghalaya Entrepreneur facing hardship of authority while outsiders run Fraud Companies

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Meghalaya Police have done a commendable job in cracking down a Silchar based Kiron Jyoti Project and Developers Private Limited having their office at Dhankheti, near LIC office, for allegedly defrauding local people of about 20 lakhs rupees belonging to 150 depositors especially those from unorganized sectors.
Police have arrested three persons in this regard. They were identified as Biswajit Chakravarti of Silchar, Nupur Barua of Jail Road and Malsawui Ralte of Mawpun. While the Company’s Directors Shahi Alam Bharbhuya and Abdul Ahadraj Bharbhuya of Silchar area are absconding.

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Rural teacher grades students by stones collected from river

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The ground reality highlighted by Independent legislator from Gambegre in West Garo Hills, Saleng A Sangma, about the pathetic status of rural schools, where teacher do not take classes throughout the year is shocking. As the time comes for promotion, the students are asked to collect stones from river bed; the one who collects the most gets highest marks. Such action not only shocked the members of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, but every individual in Meghalaya was put to shame for this particular action.
Sangma was participating in the motion moved by NPP legislator Nihim D Shira on ‘style and functioning of education department in the state of Meghalaya’ during the ongoing Budget Session on Tuesday.

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9th Meghalaya legislative Assembly setting various records

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly is well known as the House with highest standards of debates. The Assembly had also put on records to have had a jumbo size cabinet with 42 ministers in the House of 60. The newly installed 9th Legislative Assembly is functioning without any Leader of Opposition. Meghalaya Peoples Forum (MPF), a conglomeration of smaller parties and Independent MLAs in state’s Opposition bench, was denied due recognition by Meghalaya Speaker AT Mondal on Monday.
 Meghalaya has been setting many trends in democracy for other states including Parliament, particularly the first coalition government in Meghalaya on March 1, 1978, where the biggest political meetings were held in the state. It was on that day at a public meeting that the APHLC with 16 MLAs – HSPDP (14), PDIC (two) and the JNU with one nominated MLA – were forced to form a coalition government in order to prevent the Congress which had a strength of 20 MLAs in the Assembly to form a government under the banner of MTYU (Meghalaya Tribal Youth Organisation).

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After Gujarat now Bihar focusing on 2014 election, is Meghalaya ready

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi whose personal charm managed to help Bharatiya Janata Party stormed back to power in Gujarat by projecting him as next Prime Minister of India by 2014. He is already taking the nation by storm with his new mantra – India first and criticizing the dynasty culture of the Indian National Congress. Now Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is in the race of power grab and announced that 2014 must have Bihar in Central Government.
Meghalaya is still having the hangover of Assembly Election, as in some parts celebration is still on, while others are yet to get over the shock about the poor performance. The state will be having both the District Councils and Lok Sabha General election by 2014. Dr Donkupar Roy (UDP) has questioned the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), while some have even demanded the opening of the machine in 22-Nongkrem Assembly Constituency.

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North East India is an attractive-market for Asia, how about Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Thailand Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s office, Dr Nalinee Taveesin made a statement during her visit to Shillong that North East India is being seen as an important and attractive market for investors in Asian countries through the trilateral-highway-projects between India and Myanmar for strengthening better trade relationship. By proximity, Meghalaya will come only after Myanmar, Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, four major transit points. The state needs to make an extra edge to attract both tourists and investors in South East Asia.
This particular project stressed on two major sectors- Good Roads and Environment. Both the factors are in pathetic condition in this region in general, and Meghalaya in particular. Except Tripura, none of the states have good road. The status of environment is also as bad as the road condition.

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