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Arrest of Drug Inspector by ACB a wakeup call for all states

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The sleuths of Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Assam police, based on a complaint received from a pharmacy owner arrested a Drug Inspector- Jugal Baruah here for allegedly accepting bribe from one Dipak Katoky- a pharmacy owner of Mahimabari at Titabar in the district. It is said that Baruah had demanded a bribe of Rs 20000 from him after inspecting the pharmacy recently and pointing out certain anomalies, the drug inspector was caught red handed while he took the bribe.
According to the official, Baruah had demanded the bribe after calling Katoky at his office by threatening that he would suspend the license of the pharmacy on these alleged deficiencies. He has been arrested in the ACB case number 15/2018 under Sections 7/13(1) d/13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988.

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Mock drills turn fatal in Coimbatore College, NDMA not involved

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
In one of the saddest turn of events, a disaster management training session at a college in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district turned disastrous as N. Logeshwari a 19-year-old student was killed during the exercise on July 12, 2018. As seen in a video that has gone viral, the victim was seated on the sunshade just below the second floor of the college building with a trainer identified as Arumugham standing next to her asking her to jump towards a group of students, who were on the ground holding a net. As she jumped, her head hit a sunshade and she suffered serious injuries and succumbed on the way to the hospital.

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2019 LS election kick starts with Tharoor comment of Hindu Pak

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
In about ten months from now, the nation will once again partake in the world’s largest democratic exercise to form the seventeenth session of Lok Sabha, while the heat was on with divided ideologies after the controversial remarks made by Senior Congress Leader, Shashi Tharoor who stated that the BJP will write a new Constitution which will pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan, where rights of minorities are not respected, where India will become a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ if the saffron party were to come to power in 2019 Lok Sabha General Election.

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Head-of-states from NER unanimous in opposing Centre’s decision

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The citizens from North Eastern Region (NER) have always felt the alienation from the so-called Mainland India, be it in terms of developmental works or media coverage in national channels and print. The inter-state boundary disputes and conflicts amongst the states have fragmented the region, but during the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), in one voice- Governors and Chief Ministers of the northeastern states have expressed their disapproval of the Central government’s decision to put on hold new schemes funded through NEC.

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Recklessness of SPTS drivers continues even after May 31 incident

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The unfortunate incident of May 31, 2018 erupted due to the traffic congestion - revealed the preliminary findings of the government and the stakeholders who are diagnosing the pitiful road skirmish between some women and a driver of a Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS) bus at Them Meteor (Iew Mawlong) which led to an assault of three persons comprising the bus conductor, the sons and nephew of the driver. Matters had taken an ugly turn as things were blown out of proportion as the rumours through social media spiraled the situation out of control resulting in imposition of curfew in the state capital after a gap 15 years. The government had acknowledged that action was not taken immediately as they were also caught unaware due to conflicting reports, yet the Shillong Traffic Police is still clueless on how to ease the manmade disasters which have choked the city.

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