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Now pay compensation for calling bandh in Meghalaya, says Mukul

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

After two and a half years, Meghalaya High Court has approved the State Government’s proposal for setting up a Special Court which will try cases for violating the Supreme Court Order for ban on bandh and strike. The incumbent Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma announced the same with a sign of relief hoping this could prevent further agitational programme in the state.
At present conglomerate of ten NGOs calling themselves as Pro Inner Line Permit had already called five series of Night Road blockades, office picketing and bandh. In Garo Hills too, series of bandh have affected the day to day activities of the districts.

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UPA government kills controversial ordinance after Rahul’s outburst

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
In spite of the Cabinet nod to the controversial ordinance and the bill that sought to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification, the proposal was axed on Gandhi Jayanti after the recent outburst of the Vice President of AICC - Rahul Gandhi. The cabinet is headed by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, yet the uncrowned prince of AICC chose to publicly denounce the ordinance, that too when the Prime Minister was abroad.
The action of Rahul might have huddled the pulse of the masses, which the BJP was trying to garner by opposing the same. But it is considered the victory of Democracy. More than that, the power of the political party over the government; the U- turn by government in the ordinance in this Parliamentary Democracy of India once again proved that political party is more important than Government, because without party there is no Government. It is only through a Strong political party one can achieve a strong Government.

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Meghalaya also failed to care for the older persons

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the nation observed International Day for Older Persons on October 01, Meghalaya remain aloof of the significance of this day. Last year, while observing the day by the Social Welfare Deportment in collaboration with Information and Public Relations, Tura, at Tura District auditorium, Former Minister and a prominent senior citizen, Mariam D Shira while demanding Old Age Home for Tura observed that the contemporary trend have affected the aged section of the society which needs immediate attention of the society. This Year, only a small function was held to observe the day at Sohra.

According to the recent study conducted by ‘Global Age Watch Index’ by Help Age International calculated the geometric mean of four domains - income security, health status, employment and education and enabling environment. India ranks a poor 73 out of 91 countries when it comes to providing quality life for the aged.

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Lalu Prasad: Once projected as PM candidature, now in Jail

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

A simple milkman from Bihar becoming an International persona, especially for his unconventional skills to being in huge profit to the Railways Ministry of India earning the admiration of business schools in India and abroad, he is Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief, Lalu Prasad, one who can pull out his housewife, Rabri Devi from the kitchen and place her as the Chief Minister of Bihar. He is par excellence as a crowd puller, and his ‘hinglish’ statement in Lok Sabha is one of the most viewed video in you tube. His popularity as Indian Politician reached the peak when he vowed that he can turn Japan into Bihar within three months, so why should Japanese seek three years to turn Bihar into Japan, at this point he was even projected as prospective Prime Ministerial candidate for India.

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Come October, time to introspect Prohibition of smoking

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Come October, every Indian is reminded of Gandhi Jayanti, Birth anniversary of Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is remembered more as one of the National Holiday here in India, while The United Nations General Assembly announced on June 15, 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that October 2nd will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence, paying rich tribute to his Non- violence while demanding Independence of India through Quit India movement, and of course his Salt Satyagraha.  Every October 2, here in India, liquor and meat are neither sold nor consumed in his honour.

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