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Indian Politic is unpredictable so also the poll analysis

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
India might be in the eye of all the nations across the globe being the world’s largest democracy, but the election process is as complex for anyone to understand. Unlike the European and American election, where pre- poll is as correct as the final polling, because the electorates’ decision is rigid, hence pre poll analysis is easy. In India, the voters can change their decision just before casting their vote depending on various factors.
The National News Channel predicted that Sitting Congress-led UPA is set to lose the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and regional parties will be a key factor in deciding who gets to rule India, as per their survey conducted. But most political parties are yet to announce their candidates for the poll; meaning, the survey did not take personal charisma into consideration, which plays the major factor for winability.

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NGO being offered five lakh rupees not to expose agriculture scam

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

President of the Farmer’s Association, Adokgre, Denilson D Sangma, while unearthing the scam in Meghalaya Agriculture Department was offered Rupees five lakhs through State Bank of India’s Branch Manager, Luki Branch of Boko, Hiren Nath as an attempt to bail himself out from the trouble for the alleged swindling of farmers’ money in Garo Hills District meant for Kisan Credit Card Loan.
The objective of Kisan Credit Card Scheme aims at providing need based and timely credit support to the farmers for their cultivation needs as well as non-farm activities and cost effective manner, also, to bring about flexibility and operational freedom in credit utilization.

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Preparedness saved nine lakh lives from Cyclone Phailin

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Adhering to the alarm for the Cyclone sounded by National Disaster Management Authority, the Indian Army sprang into action to evacuate the villages, and had managed to save nine lakh precious lives. 23 lives were lost, while the total cost of damage is yet to be estimated. This is for the first time in the history of India where ravage was minimized due to alertness.
Every individual has learnt from the school days about– a stitch in time saves nine. This incident of Cyclone Phailin where many of the villages evacuated is commendable. But if the authority wilfully defies the warning and challenges the fury of nature, one can understand the devastation it will cause.

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Is there anyone from Meghalaya to be called Malala

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The world around have set their eyes on a Session – I am Malala – a conversation with Malala Yousafzai on the Occasion of International Day of the Girl Child. The Speaker is the girl who was shot by the Taliban and survived; she is the youngest nominee for Nobel Peace Prize this year. She continues to fight for girl’s education; the session was Chaired by President World Bank Dr Jim Young Kim.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager attacked by the Taliban for promoting education for girls in her country, wants to study Law which her country needs. However, she said she would like to become the Prime Minister to save the nation. She also has her biography exposing the activities of Taliban which she had encounter to be released soon.

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Meghalaya Planning Board has failed people for 40 years

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator, Paul Lyngdoh on Wednesday termed Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) as rehabilitation centre for defeated politicians of ruling government. He made such comment on the Floor of the August House while moving a Cut Motion in the Autumn Session. He also stressed that the Board is unproductive; yet none of the government every made an attempt to streamline the Board for the past 40 years.
Lyngdoh pointed out that MSPB needed more professional like technocrats, IT professionals, visionaries and the like, also people from the civil societies who could guide the government on developmental plans. Although Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma justified that politicians were all competent people who had a grasp of the reality of people living at the grassroots.

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