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Is Meghalaya devoid of Chit Fund Companies

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi has asked the Assam Police to prepare a report on all Chit Fund Companies operating in the State, including Saradha Group and Rose Valley, so that action can be taken against these companies. A Chit fund is a kind of savings scheme practiced in India, but in Assam, besides other normal Chit Fund ventures, Sardha Group was also investing in Media House since November 2011, and suddenly decided to close down its ventures in Assam. On March 18, 2013 Guwahati Office received an email from the Kolkata office saying that the newspaper will not be printed from April without any prior intimation to any of its employees, making nearly 150 people jobless at one go.

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Meghalaya Government banning tobacco for formality or in spirit

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Meghalaya Health Department along with the counterpart of Tripura will ban the sale, manufacture and distribution of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala (a chewing mixture), Following the direction of the Union Government, earlier, Supreme Court directed 23 states and five Union Territories to file a status report on the implementation of the notification issued by them banning these products and also asked the remaining states and Union Territories to explain the reasons why  they have not imposed the ban so far and the time they need to do so.

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Unsuccessful in poll, politician plunges into armed movement in Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The recently concluded Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Election held on February 23, with the speculation of politician nexus with militancy specifically in Garo Hills, kept the state administration and Election Commission on high alert.
Except the statement made by the Police Department, no action or arrest were made to substantiate the claim. Unsuccessful candidate from 42-Rongjeng Assembly Constituency, Rapiush Ch Sangma, contesting from Samajwadi Party secured 1604 votes, coming at fourth position with nine candidates in the fray, is now appointed as Vice Chairman of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA). This did not surprise the public, but will surely force the Election Commission of India to introspect on the screening system of the candidates.

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Nation wants strictest penalties for rapist while Meghalaya remains mute

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The nation came together to share the pain of most horrifying Delhi gang rape case that involved a rape and murder that occurred on December 16, 2012 in Munirka, a neighbourhood located in the southern part of Delhi. Now the pain of an innocent five year old toddlers being gang raped in the basement of the building she stays in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar area have brought out deepest concerns of the nation not to compromise with the criminals and the nation has demanded the strictest possible legal penalties against criminals accused of sexual violence.
Every day, the media across the nation have a report or two on rapes. Worst so in the Capital of India – Delhi, where the Delhi Chief Minister (Sheila Dikshit), Lok Sabha Speaker (Meira Kumar), Leader of Opposition Lok Sabha, (Sushma Swaraj), Chairperson of All India Congress Committee (Sonia Gandhi) are some of the influential Women in power, yet the expected protection for women folks is still at stake. These have sparked off the anger of the public, especially from the Opposition Political parties that are taking such demands for securities as Political issues.

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Boston Mantra for solving crime – From fear to cheer

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The Boston Police announced over a social network: ‘CAPTURED the hunt is over, brought in Cheer from whole of Watertown, a suburb of Boston’. This assured the end of five long grueling days of agonized uncertainty and fear of further explosion in the otherwise sleepy town. The massive manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings ended Friday night with the dramatic capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, after a 23-hour search that had completely shut down Boston. The captured elder brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed. The two men were identified as ethnic Chechens from southern Russia’s North Caucasus who have lived in the US for about a decade.

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