Print

Laitumkhrah Durbar’s effectual attempt prevented Law and Order Breakdown

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Meghalaya, known to have an effective traditional institution have been reconfirmed by the expedite   action by the members of Laitumkhrah Durbar by appealing to all business establishment within their jurisdiction no to adhere to the reported ‘shutdown notice’, but to continue with business as usual. Such instructions have doused all speculation of Law and Order Breakdown in the city, as mixed reaction towards the called has actually fragmented the society.
The alleged shutdown notice was called by an unconfirmed group of individuals to protest the vandalism that took place on April 4 last during the KSU (Khasi Student Union) rally to observe the Khasi National Awakening Day.

FaceBook  Twitter  
Print

Kudos to NESO for taking up Students’ issue in DU

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

North Eastern region have always been on the limelight for the wrong reasons. So also most of the students’ unions from this region are entangled into political issues. This time North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has expressed its discontentment over the recent decision of the Delhi University (DU) to make Hindi as a compulsory subject in Major Indian Languages (MIL) and termed it discrimination towards the indigenous peoples of the North Eastern Region.
It is a well know facts that Education System be it in Delhi or in North East, particularly in Meghalaya is not up to the mark. But the students’ unions from this region are too involved in various political issues, and failed to take up any education related problems. However this time NESO received well deserved commendation across the region for taking up the issue with DU for making Hindi as a compulsory subject in Major Indian Languages. 

FaceBook  Twitter  
Print

All eyes on Government after the vandalism of Khasi National Awakening Day

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The war of words seems to be unending on social network sites, media and public discussions on the violent turnout as the Khasi Students Union observed 35th Khasi National Awakening Day on Thursday. The violence seems to have revived the bad experience of the past. The scar of tribals and Non Tribal conflict is yet to be fully healed as the victims silently bear the wounds. But this time, the Legislators are more vocal, they are demanding an investigation and booking of the culprits, as unidentified youths dressed in traditional Khasi attire pelted stones at shops in Laitumkhrah, injuring four people including tourists. Also many like-minded indigenous tribals too have condemned the incident.

FaceBook  Twitter  
Print

Shillong forced to shut down early on Khasi National Awakening Day

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The auspicious torch rally accompanied with traditional musical instruments and recitals to mark the 35th year of the Khasi National Awakening Day turned violent as some miscreants took advantage of the tense situation created amidst a huge presence of Police Forces, as these culprits started pelting stones at shops situated in Laitumkhrah, targeting specifically the shops owned by Non Tribals while the public meeting was being held at Madan Iewrynghep. The panic spread like wild fire in the city forcing all business establishments to down their shutters by 6:00 pm. The rally was organized by the Khasi Students Union (KSU) supported by the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP).

FaceBook  Twitter  
Print

Once a power surplus, Meghalaya now faces challenges for electricity

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Electricity is now one of the essential commodities in our day to day lives. Not only for charging cell phones and other electrical appliances but a commercially important tool as various apparatus require electrical energy to make it function, so also as a domestic requirement from the sitting room to the kitchen. Meghalaya, once used to a state with surplus electricity, where the excess power generation was pushed to the neighboring states including Assam. Recovering of revenue from Assam for the hydro electricity consumed generated by Meghalaya used to be the hottest debates in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly session. The recent exposure about ten villages under Hima Nongspung, Ri Bhoi District to receive electricity from Assam should awaken the department for failing to meet the demands in the state.  

FaceBook  Twitter