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Brutal murder of street vendor creates panic, civic authorities held responsible

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Anjana Sinha (38), a mother of two young boys who was earning her decent meals as a street vendor selling food items at Khyndailad for the past 13 years was brutally murdered at Keating Road on September 3, 2017 after she shut her shop at about 1 am and had gone to store her goods. The vulnerability of hawkers and vendors, who risk their own lives was brought to the notice of the civic authorities through the Meghalaya And Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers and street vendors association seems to have fallen into deaf ears.

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Can Team Modi 2019 repaint damages caused by demonetization in 20 months

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The three years old National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Damodardas Modi, has meticulously appointed India’s first, full-fledged woman Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman (Offcourse Late Indira Gandhi too had headed the Defence Minister as Prime Minister) on September 3, 2017 cabinet reshuffle, raising hope that she would look into the matter of giving combat role to women with an open mind and not as a matter of patronage. However, the latest cabinet reshuffle by Modi, by removing few senior leaders and inducting nine new faces would suggest that these have performed well over the last three years and their ministries have been rewarded for good work.
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Modi’s action against non-performing minister paving way for cabinet reshuffle

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government, led by Narendra Damodardas Modi has made it extremely clear from day one that frequent appraisal will be conducted from time to time, and non performers will be removed, paving the way for fresh faces and new challenges for the Modi cabinet. The very first was victim was former Minister of Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani, now she is performing better after shifted to handle textiles!
With the high drama resignation of Minister of State for Skill Development, Rajiv Pratap Rudy on September 1, 2017 stating that it is as per the desire of the Party, he is likely to be given some responsibility in the party organisation preparing for 2019 General Lok Sabha Election.

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Non performance of the government forces civilians to evades tax

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revealed the low efficacy of last November’s demonetization of high-value currency, hinting at the total failure of the surgical strike over black money by Narendra Damodardas Modi’s governmenent and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which according to the central government, is it not as expected, these measures have raise the question as to why the people of the country are not coming forward to dutifully pay taxes, which in turn are utilized for national development. All have just one common answer to this question wherein they say that it is futile to do so as none of the governments could perform in terms of infrastructural development and proving proper health care and other facilities to the citizens.

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Demonetisation effect on the poorest of the poor will haunt Modi government

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The much awaited reports issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reveals the low efficacy of last November’s demonetisation of high-value currency. In its annual report for the last fiscal, the RBI stated that of the Rs 15.44 lakh crore of notes taken out of circulation, Rs 15.28 lakh crore, or almost 99 per cent, had returned to the system by way of deposits by the public. This invariably means that about Rs 16,000 crore has not been recovered. However, the figures are subject to future corrections based on verification process when completed, the estimated value of SBNs received as on June 30, 2017 is Rs 15.28 trillion.

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