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Students taken to ransom starting from admission to colleges of their choice

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Individual status in present day society has overstressed the educational degree one could achieve, the individual talent and skills, if not being awarded through any recognized institution is not regarded as an achievement. This has provoked the young students and their parents to pursue higher studies in ranked institutions, irrespective of the pattern of instruction offered. This, in turn has encouraged the educational institutions to set their own norms, starting from the admission process, code of conduct in the premises of the institution and the completion of the studies.

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High-risk environment may lead to teenagers becoming violently aggressive adults

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Societies across the globe have always accused the media and the movies for glamorising violence and crime leading to the breakdown of Law and Order. Whereas, the findings published in the Journal- Molecular Psychiatry, suggested that children and adolescents who grow up with one or more environmental risk factors are likely to resort to violence, aggression and crime as adults, irrespective of an underlying mental illness.
For the study, the researchers’ analysed data from six different study populations, experiencing risk factors such as physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption or problematic alcohol use during teenage years may increase the chances of becoming a violently aggressive adult, a new study suggests.

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Hazare set October 2 as deadline for Modi to fulfill unkept promises

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government headed by Narendra Damodardas Modi completed four years in office on May 26, 2018, the party workers have kick-started a celebration mood by flaunting the achievements, also setting the tempo for 2019 General Lok Sabha election, while the general masses have resorted to social network with an agitative-mood against the non-performance of the government, also brewing anti-incumbency propaganda, particularly by the Opposition members. However, the only practical approach was from veteran social crusader Kisan Baburao ‘Anna’ Hazare; he sent a strong reminder of several unkept promises to the Prime Minister, reminding that these promises have to be fulfilled before Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2, as assured by the government.
The Octogenarian Hazare through his letter stated that after his week-long hunger strike at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi in March this year, the government had assured that it would set up a high-level expert committee to look into farmers’ demands including granting autonomy to Commission for Agriculture Costs & Prices (CACP).

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Achhe Din is yet to come on 4th anniversary of Modi government

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government took charge on May 26, 2018 as Narendra Damodardas Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The ceremony was the first ever swearing in of an Indian Prime Minister to have been attended by the heads of all SAARC countries after Modi stormed to power by capturing 282 seats out of 543, 166 more than previous 15th Lok Sabha. The Indian National Congress (of the UPA) could only manage 44 seats while the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party from Tamil Nadu came a close third with 37 seats.
The election manifesto of the BJP was tagged with the slogan for the 2014 election - Abki Baar Modi Sarkar (This time Modi Government) while assuring achhe din (the Good Days) under the leadership of Modi. The NDA has already renewed the slogan - Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas (Clean Intentions, Right Development) and the punch line - 2019 Mein Phir Modi Sarkar.

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Rahul links every government action to RSS while Amit wants Congress-mukt northeast

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The political rivalry between the Indian National Congress (Congress) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have reached a crescendo even though the Lok Sabha General Election is about a year away. Both the parties are not targeting each other, which culminated in character assassination, mud slashing and even name calling. Both the parties have no mandate for national development, health care, generation of employments or social and welfare security for the citizen. The total absence of a proper roadmap to steer the nation ahead has led to such propaganda politics.

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