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Conrad dares calling a Spade a Spade on performance of Meghalaya’s Private Universities

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Kongkal Sangma is perhaps the first Head of Government who dares to acknowledge that the performance of a number of private universities in Meghalaya which are mushrooming in the state are not up to the mark. He stated that he is very discouraged to witness the kind of practices which failed to impress the state, when it comes to contribution in uplifting the education and higher education benchmark in the state.
Conrad was speaking at the Convocation of one of the Private Universities in the city on September 8, 2018 and has also informed that theMeghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by National People’s Party (NPP) headed by him will be unveiling the State Education Policy which by the end of this month, which will focus on higher and technical education besides other education related issues.

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NITI advocates Zero Emission Vehicles Should also restricts officials using multiple cars

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Thomas Lim
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI), Aayog in an attempt to cut down an annual oil import bill by some Rs 1.2 lakh crore in the next five to seven years has suggested improvising the two-wheelers by switching its internal combustion engine to electric, which would however require innovations, a policy regime that encourages access to latest technologies and a concerted effort by the Indian industry to achieve global competition through acquiring the necessary scale and using cutting edge technology.
Justifying the claim, NITI Aayog’s ‘Zero Emission Vehicles: Towards a Policy Framework’ report released on September 7, 2018 stated that India has over 170 million two-wheelers.

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Meghalaya’s villages need sensitization on all flagship programmes

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Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Kongkal Sangma while reacting to the continuous attack of the Opposition Indian National Congress, has said that the former Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA- I and II) government failed to properly implement most of the Central and State flagship programme for the state. Of course, all such records is only available in the Office of the Chief Minister, while the general masses are unaware of the deficiency or the implantation, as none of the 60 elected members and the two parliamentarians ever submit the Reports for public scrutiny.
It is not just the MUA or the Ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by National People’s Party (NPP). Neither the Central or State flagship programme were proper advertised, particularly in the far flung villages in the local languages. The token implementation of any of the programmes in the state capital and the headquarters that is only in the urban sectors is mainly for documentation purposes and till date, hardly any of the flagship programmes had ever reached to the grassroots.

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After NGT, committee on environment restoration and rehabilitation should spring into action

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Thomas Lim
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has disposed of the matter of ban on rat hole coal mining in Meghalaya but the prohibition remains until it is finally decided by the Supreme Court of India. While hearing the matter related to the ban in Meghalaya, the Court has summed up sequence of events and its orders passed in seriatum, had earlier summed up sequence of events, while disposing off the matter, NGT held that the State government shall be the custodian of the already extracted coal.
NGT in its order also instructed that Secretary of Mining and Geology, Central Pollution Control Board and Indian schools of Mines Dhandbad will first determine whether the already extracted coal is fresh and illegally mined or old stock which was already extracted but not accounted for and after submitting its report, further action or instruction will be passed on the same.

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Congress to launch nationwide stir, but nation needs sensitization on fuel conservation

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Thomas Lim
The Indian National Congress is contemplating to launch a nationwide agitation along with other parties on the rising fuel prices and falling rupee, accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance coalition government of unleashing economic terror on the nation. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari informed that the date of the agitation will be decided on September 6 after a meeting with the party general secretaries and state unit chiefs. Tewari added that if fuel prices are not reduced, Congress will take to the streets to launch a nationwide agitation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. A meeting was called today to plan the strategy.

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