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Cases filed by parents against non maintenance rising in India

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The traditional belief is that one’s own heaven starts at your parents’ feet, hence practicing Hindus are taught to bow and touch the feet of their parents from an early age. With the western influences on lifestyle, it seems that even the customary traditions are being eroded as is evident from the mushrooming of old-aged homes were senior citizens are abandoned by their own earning children while others are uncared for in their own home after retirement. Such cases are increasing day by day in the Indian society.    
Recently, Tripura Law and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty, on February 27, 2017 informed the state Assembly that number of cases being filed by parents against their earning children for not taking care of their maintenance is increasing in Tripura.

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Meghalaya Governor acknowledged government’s positive impact, while public decry non-development

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit is all in praise of the Congress-led government headed by Dr Mukul M Sangma in the state which has taken several initiatives to accelerate action under the sustainable development framework. He said this while addressing the assembly session of MUA-II at the beginning of its budget session, on March 3, 2017. This government will present its last Budget on March 15 next.
While at ground reality, the general masses expressed that the present Meghalaya government whose tenure will end by next year is perhaps the only one where no significant developmental work or visible infrastructure can be exhibited as in the progress reports of individual representatives or the government as a whole. The common justification is financial crunch, as the BJP is in power in the Centre while the state is being led by a Congress government. While almost all the political parties in the state have already geared up for the General Election in 2018, lobbying for party tickets has already started, so also fence jumping is underway.

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Democratically elected Kerala CM being threaten shocks the nation

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The unrelenting attitude of a local RSS (Rastriya Svayamsevaka Sangha) leader, Kundan Chandrawat, who made an outrageous announcement on March 02, 2017, on rewarding anyone with Rs 1 crore for bringing the severed head of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has shoced the nation. He was reacting to the attacks on RSS and BJP workers in Kerala allegedly by CPM workers. The Kerala unit of the Congress also described the nine-month stint so far of the Vijayan government as utter failure and said that senior officials are engaged in a free-for-all among themselves.
Although various quarters are demanding Chandrawat’s immediate arrest, who is still not apologetic about his announcement, which not only shocked the world, it also exposed the degrading politicking standards of India, worst so, most have alleged that all such unethical statements are impossible without the patronage of the Ruling Government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi.

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Huge consignment of marijuana seized from truck carrying IAF officer’s belongings

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Acting on tip-off, the Police intercepted a truck at Karigaon area in Assam’s Kokrajhar district, carrying a consignment of 258 kgs of marijuana (ganja) hidden in 19 packets and have seized the contraband item. The vehicle was used by an Indian Air Force officer to ferry his household items from Shillong to New Delhi where he had been transferred on February 28, 2017. Two persons including the driver and an IAF staff are being interrogated. Police suspect that the banned substance was bound for Delhi or some other place en route.
More than establishing the nexus of the driver and the main accused, the society were shocked to once again be reminded that such banned substances are in abundance in the region.

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India’s manufacturing sales dip despite Make-in-India campaign

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Thomas Lim
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government headed by Narendra Damodardas Modi was voted to power with the sole mandate of creating more employment. In November 2014, just weeks after Prime Minister launched his Make-in-India campaign; Nokia shut its factory in Chennai, rendering 6,600 full-time workers jobless. Despite the government’s efforts to attract investment, sales of manufactured goods fell 3.7 per cent during 2015-16, the first decline in seven years, sparking fears of layoffs and debt default in the months to come, reveal a special studies conducted by the news agencies.
The study also pointed out that spurred by a global slowdown and lack of demand, sales of manufactured goods were falling even before demonetisation, affecting sectors ranging from textiles to leather and steel. 

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