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Meghalaya government has lost touch with ground reality

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

As we keep hearing people making their New Year resolutions, it is also the warning bell that yet another year has come to an end. This year the aspirant legislators are making tall claims of serving their respective constituency keeping the general assembly election in mind. Are such mandates also meant to be broken like the resolution every individual makes. The 40 years old Meghalaya still lacks in basic necessities like proper road communication, drinking water, health care and most of all gross national happiness in terms of mental peace and happiness is missing.
The year 2012 is fading away in just few more hours, as we welcome the year 2013, lest we forget that 2012 have proved the prophesy wrong for claiming it as the end of the world. Meghalaya was also caught in the same phobia, but it is strange how the citizen here have turned immune to the non-performance of government and administration.

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Does India needs legislator like President’s son

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

One of the most common cliché- if u wants to have a good kitten one should observe the mother cat. This time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from the Jangipur, Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was forced to tender an unconditional apology on Thursday by terming “highly dented-painted” the women participating in the Delhi mass protests after the December 16 gang-rape. He also said he is ignorant that engineering students have different meaning for “highly dented-painted”. Such comment have dragged the nation’s first citizen into a controversy and forcing the nation to introspect if they have elected the right person for the right post.
Abhijit, no doubt has won the Congress ticket to contest because of his farther. Now that he is also the son of the first citizen of India, mature and universal conduct is much expected as it will only reflect the image of the President of India, as the theory of kitten and mother cat. His ideology of beautiful woman who used cosmetics and being crusaders has shocked the whole nation.

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Delhi Police needs refresher course in mob management

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Two consecutive days of firing water cannon on peaceful demonstration, followed by lathi charge and tear gas in Delhi at the youth raising their concerned for the 23 – years old raped victim and demanding for Capital punishment, is miscarriage of power by the Delhi Police Department. The actions have aggravated the situation. It has forced the youth to wonder do we seriously have democracy, and if the Policing is only meant for the VVIPs and this time for the six arrested rapists.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had only sought the report on the incident, and latter advocated that the government should be committed to provide security to the people, even if they had to cut VIP security.

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Orange, orange all over Meghalaya but only few can afford

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The second annual Orange festival 2012 in Meghalaya not only attracted the tourists, who got the taste of orange produced here, even the domestic fruits lovers were delighted to be treated with variety of  indigenous oranges from the state. Meghalaya claims to produce about 40,000 tonnes of oranges per year. Yet the domestic consumers pay Rs 10 to Rs 15 per orange depending on size. While one needs to pay around Rs 8 to Rs 10 per piece for the imported variety.
Meghalaya is yet to produce organic fruits; chemicals are still used to forcefully ripe the fruits. The produce collected from the Indo – Bangladesh border, which is considered to be one of the best qualities, hardly reaches the local markets, due to high cost of transportation. The farmers prefer to export to Bangladesh even at lower rate; each export orange could fetch them just about Rs 5 per piece. The consumer in Bangladesh is paying lower price for the same orange we consume.

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You like it or hate it, Modi is back in Gujarat

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, one of the Mascot of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), scored a hat-trick by steering his party back with absolute majority with 116 seats in the House of 182 seats. However he lost one seat from his tally of 2007, while Indian National Congress (INC) gain one seat, which also is an indication that anti-incumbency factors was not there at all.
Immediately after the declaration of the results, supporters are shouting not the victory slogans, but ‘PM, PM, PM …….’ means the factor by projecting him as potential Prime Ministerial candidate by Lok Sabha Opposition Leader, Sushma Swaraj had raised the ambition of the voters from Gujarat. How do the party fulfill the mandate is worth witnessing in 2014 Lok Sabha general election.

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