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Changing trend of textile even in Meghalaya while keeping up the demand

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Fashion is all about being comfortable in carrying a particular style or garment, then comes affordability and durability of the textile. One of the Indian ethnic garments - Sarees has withstood various revolutions of time, but it is really a great challenge when it comes to denim. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in an attempt to popularize khadi among the youth launched a new range of khadi denim products from jeans to jackets for both men and women on June 16, 2015. The exclusive exhibition at the Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan was launched by Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Minister Kalraj Mishra.

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Paswan wants new MRP on 200 products, Central government stoically silent

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The 23rd meeting of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council held on November 10, 2017 at Guwahati, Assam, had cut tax on about 80 percent numbering to about 178 items in 28 percent slab was moved to 18 percent slab, which have come into effect on November 15. Whereas, neither the Council nor the central government had instructed that the mentioned items should have a new price tag, hence the traders continue to push the products as per the printed old price.

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NCW chairperson advocates jobs avenues to prevent trafficking, no mention of entrepreneurs

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
In a conventional advocacy, National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma stressed the need to create employment opportunities for women from the northeastern states to restrict trafficking of women. She made the statement in Shillong, Meghalaya on the sidelines of an official function held on November 14, 2017. She was making this statement as her office received reports of trafficking of women from the region, who were trapped by traffickers through dubious means.

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Air Dispensary for NER a welcome step, but Rural Health Centre a must

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The North East Region (NER) will get India’s first Air Dispensary, Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh announced on November 13, 2017. The Central Government aims to start the project by the beginning of 2018. The proposed health services will be based in a helicopter; the government has contributed Rs 25 crore as initial funding. 

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Meghalaya General Election 2018 kick-starts with politicians shuffling parties

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the date for the upcoming General Assembly Election is drawing nearer, the state machineries and Law and Order situation is already being assisted. The Election Commission of India will be having the review meeting with the Chief Electoral officers of three North Eastern poll bound states- Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura - on the preparedness of the states to go to poll, which will set the heat on as the dust of election rises. In any of the poll bound state, the common features will be the Block Committee meeting, calling for application of respective party’s ticket. This time in the state of Meghalaya, the common discussion is which sitting representative will be seeking re-election from other camp.
Few aspirants and sitting Member of Legislative Assembly who are sure of their party affiliation have already started their door to door campaigning. It is worth mentioning that there are handful of aspirants who have started their campaigning, but after few months, they have resigned from the party and are seeking party ticket for second chance, such is not at all common in the state of Meghalaya.

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