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Rijiju, Farhan condemn Shillong violence, administration enhances curfew timing

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The tension in Shillong refused to relent as Mawkhar point has turned into a battle ground between the protesters and the Police personnel. The most sensitive jurisdiction is just few kilometres away from  Theme lew-Mawlong, where the road skirmish have led to total breakdown of Law and Order in the state capital. The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills, Peter S Dkhar on June 4, 2018, on receiving the information that there is a serious breakdown of Law and Order in Shillong City- Motphran, Mawkhar and adjoining areas, wherein there is every likelihood of serious breach of peace which may lead to acts of arson targeting vehicles and causing loss of life and property, with the likelihood of the breach of peace spreading to other parts of the city, Night Curfew is imposed from 4:00 PM to 5: 00 AM in Shillong Agglomeration.

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Shillong cannot afford to be re-tagged as communal conflict zone

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya has come a long way to make a mark in the Tourism Map as a safe destination, with its natural gift like Sohra or Cherrapunjee as world’s heaviest rainfall area with razor like ridges of a high mountain wall where one can almost touch the clouds. The recent rush of tourist is to Dawki- shnong pdeng with its clear waterways and the natural root-bridge of Mawlynnong- the Asia cleanest village, within the last decade; the state government together with the stakeholders has done their best to promote the tourism industry due to the favourable Law and Order situation.
Besides the tourism industries, the allied industries like hospitality industries, which have seen heavy rush for the last few years, and during festivities season, many could not find room have to resort to take rest at Guest Houses or Bed and Breakfast services; eateries too have mushroomed in every nook and corners, some with traditional taste. Ofcourse with the support of the state government, handicrafts and handloom of the state too got a boost as souvenirs. Once again, it is possible because of the peace and tranquility prevailing in the state.

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Most unfortunate for the forgotten word curfew to haunt Shillong after decades

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Shillong the state capital of Meghalaya is known to the nation as a thriving tourism destination, the iconic goodwill was crushed within a second due to the rumours spread via the social network about the unfortunate incident which occurred near Motphran at Bimola tri-junction on May 31, 2018, leading to a serious breakdown of law and order in the city. The District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills, Peter S Dkhar, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him, under Section 144 CrPC, promulgated Curfew in a section of Shillong city with effect from June 1, 2018 from 4 am.
The city which woke-up in disbelief due to the curfew being clamped in a section of Shillong, is actually the word forgotten for over a decade. The young generation needs to be sensitize about the effects of curfew, which had turned the hustling and bustling state capital into a deserted town, with most of the tourists cutting short their tour and flee from Shillong as the incident that occurred at Motphran has taken an ugly turn.

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Ampati victory is gratitude to Mukul, now his daughter should perform

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The battle for the 2019 General Lok Sabha elections has kick-started immediately after the by election verdict for 4 Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats on May 31, 2018. The poll was conducted on May 28. As the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government headed by Narendra Damodardas Modi was cornered by Opposition combined, the same heat was witnessed through the result of the Ampati Assembly Constituency in Meghalaya which is said to be the reward for the contribution of former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Manda Sangma in developing the constituency as its representative for the last 25 years. This has resulted in his daughter, Miani Dalbot Shira being elected as the MLA of Ampati.
Shira, who dedicated her victory the people of Ampati, her parents and God won by a huge margin of over 3191 votes.

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CBSE marking pattern pushes the students to be book-smart not practical

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Thomas Lim
The first results under the new pattern declared by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Examination Results for both Class X and Class XII has been widely welcomed by the student community, as the marking system is uniform; even though the students have to study the whole syllabi, it is much easier to score, enabling the topper to score 499 marks out of 500 in Class XII and the second topper managed 498. In the case of Class X four students from different states shared the top scores also with 499 marks out of the total of 500 with 99.6 percentage.

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