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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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Rajnath acknowledges suffering in NE states due to lack of private investment

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while chairing the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a Regional planning body of eight northeastern states, in Shillong on July 9, 2018 admitted that India’s northeastern states have suffered from lack of adequate private investment. However, he said that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government led by Narendra Damodardas Modi is committed to ensure socio-economic development of the region as per its potential and to also ensure peace and prosperity to the citizens.
The meet attended by Governors and Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura - who are also members of newly reconstituted NEC.

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State government should encourage transaction via Cooperative Banks to ease Nationalized Banks

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The recent thrashing of Bank Employee in the village of Chibinang, under the Phulbari Police Station, by unidentified miscreants outside the bank, is suspected to be retribution of aggrieved customers who are not satisfied with the services of State Bank of India, Chibinang branch. The conclusion was arrived- according to a source from the branch, as such incident is not an isolated one and there have been similar incidents in the past as well and a lax administration has led to the employees feeling very insecure in the branch and outside it.
The other bank employees stated that they are under daily threat due to the branch being overcrowded. Sometimes when the customer feels unhappy with the working of the branch they threaten the staff. The incident of July 5, 2018, at about 2:50 pm, when the employee in question went out of the branch for lunch, three miscreants, who waited outside for him to come out, suddenly assaulted the bank employee identified as Sylvester Marak from Boko in Assam and is currently undergoing treatment in Phulbari CHC.

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