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Mizos continue migration to Israel, the promised land of the lost Jews

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
While migration issues continue to hit the world, especially after the President of USA, Donald Trump’s move to ban immigration countries around the world have suffered a big blow. However, with no obstacle to stop the migration of Jews, about 102 ‘lost Jews’ from Mizoram have migrated to the promised land- Israel. The group of ‘Mizo Jews’ who call themselves ‘Bnei Menashe’ left for Israel on three consecutive dates since February 12 to 14, 2017 and the entire group arrived in Tel Aviv on February 14 to 16 respectively.

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Elected representative threaten to file PIL against PHE over water scarcity

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
It is perhaps the first instance that the elected representative Sanbor Shullai who is the South Shillong NCP legislator and former assembly deputy speaker, on February 15, 2017 has threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the Meghalaya Public Health Engineering (PHE) department if it fails to address the problem of water scarcity within two days. In his letter to the Chief Engineer of the department mentioned that residents of Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Riatsamthiah and adjoining areas besides Laban and Laitumkhrah are facing huge shortage of drinking water due to lack of coordination between the PHE and Shillong Municipal Board.
Shullai was irritated as there is no improvement of water supply by the department thereby creating great difficulties to the general public despite paying water tax to the PHE.

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Sarkar wants his officials to resolve problems instantly by meeting the people

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar is well known for his unique administrative skills for overall development and in his 19 year rule, has managed to achieve many firsts from education to communications. This time he has shifted his focus to human resources, as he called upon the Civil Service Officials not to be confined in their respect office rooms, but to meet people more often to resolve and sort out their problems, if possible on the spot.  He was addressing Tripura Civil Service (TCS) officials during the 24th biennial two-day conference.
In Tripura, around 325 TCS officers in different important positions are the most significant backbone of the administration of the Left-Ruled north-eastern state. Sarkar, stressed that during his 19 years in office, if the officials commit a mistake or fault unintentionally, the government will try to exonerate them, but if the officials do blunder or error deliberately, then severe action will be taken against them.

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The reckless driving trend of STPS drivers once again exposed

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
In an unfortunate incident, a Sumo (ML 05 L 6988) being slammed into by none other than the driver of an STPS bus with registration number, ML 01 6845, on February 12, 2017 at about 11:40 pm at Barik point, which is one of the most accident prone lanes in the city. The Red Bus driver had broken the No Entry rule at Shillong Civil Hospital which had caused the mishap.

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Politicians upbeat for 2018 election while ignoring development and public grievances

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The present Assembly Session of Meghalaya will end by next year, this is perhaps the only session, where no significant developmental work or visible infrastructure can be exhibited as in the progress reports of individual representatives or the government as a whole, the common justification is financial crunch, as the BJP is in power in the Centre while the state is being led by a Congress government. While almost all the political parties in the state have already geared up for the General Election in 2018, lobbying for party tickets has already started, so also fence jumping is underway.
In the past the last two years of the session, massive developmental work are witnessed, as the people here have very short memory, so what is seen within the last two years is the factor for gaining votes, this time due to the shortage of fund, most of the schemes and projects are kept in the incubators.

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