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Infuriated voters refuse to exercise their franchise in Karnataka poll

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

India is the world’s second most populous country in the world. It is the world’s largest democracy but the recent turn of event, be it from state assemblies, Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha where the legislators or parliamentarian are getting more and more detached from the ground reality.
They fail to feel the pulse of the common people, worst so, many have turned politics as Investment Avenue. Every commoner have been affected by such attitude of elected representative, but most chose to just end the topic in loose talks. However, this time hundreds of voters in many constituencies across Karnataka on Sunday boycotted the assembly poll in protest against the "apathy" of the political parties and the administration, which, they alleged, had let them down.
Election Commission of India confirmed that angry voters in six of the eight assembly segments across Haveri district, about 330 km from Bangalore, stayed away en masse from polling stations and staged sit-in demos against parties and officials for not providing them basic facilities such as drinking water and power at a time they were reeling under drought. The polling booths includes Haveri, Chitradurga, Davangere, Kolar and Chikkaballapur, the turnout was nil, as voters decided to boycott the election.

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Alcoholism is responsible for misfortunes in Meghalaya, does government cares

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Mumbai based Psychiatrist Dr. AL Deshpande, who is on the expert panel of Aamir Khan popular TV programme “Satyamev Jayate” revealed that a study conducted on random basis shows Meghalaya have the highest alcoholic problem with Seventy percent out of hundred people, followed by Assam with sixty percent, while the mainland India stands at Fifty-five percent. He also added Women compared to men are more vulnerable of becoming alcoholic due to the hidden drinking habit culture prevailing in the society.

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Meghalaya emerging as Mecca of Fake Universities

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The citizens have all praises for Governor of Meghalaya, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary for taking a pro-active action by recalling all the degrees awarded by CMJ University and stop admission because of various anomalies in its functioning including the appointment of Chancellor of the University.
The Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha, who is also the founder of the said university, stormed into limelight in the past when his Engineering colleges, operating from the same premises as of CMJ University, Shillong Campus; it was de- affiliated by NEHU for failing to meet the minimum requirements of the University. The same Engineering College was shifted to Khanapara, and now is also claimed to be the new campus of CMJ University. It seems like the accused is habitual in flouting of such kind of controversial educational institutions in the state.

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Consumer Protection Court should arbitrate in Power sector of Meghalaya

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Thomas Lim

The supply of electricity energy to the consumers is deteriorating day by day. Although Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) claimed that all the three units of Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project were functioning but not all the three are running. Such crafted statement made by the Director (Generation) MeECL, Elias Lyngdoh is not to clarify to the common masses regarding the load shedding which have crippled the normal life style. He also says the power scenario in Meghalaya will only improve by 2017. Just a year before Meghalaya goes to elect the 10th Legislative Assembly in 2018.

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Meghalaya Governor Questions appointment of Chancellor of CMJ University, orders recall of all degrees awarded

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The Governor of Meghalaya, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, who has been keeping a tight watch over all the universities operating from the state, on Tuesday question the Chairman of the CMJ Foundation, Chandra Mohan Jha regarding the appointment of Chancellor of the CMJ University which does not have the approval of the Visitor of the University. In this case Mooshahary himself is the Visitor. He also directed the University to recall and withdraw all the degrees awarded so far.
According to the direction, Governor stressed that appointment of Chancellor is illegal and is in violation of the CMJ University Act, 2009. The said University has so far enrolled as many as 2734 students in 2012 – 2013, 469 – 2011-2012 and 176 – 2010 – 2011 in the various courses, also 490 students has been enrolled for the Ph.D programme during 2012 – 2013. The University has awarded Ph.D degree to 434 students during 2012-2013, whereas only 10 teachers with Ph.D qualification is in the University. These enrolments and award of Ph.D degrees are in “contravention of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M.Phil/Ph.D degree) Regulation, 2009.”

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