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Government bailing out MePDCL aims at improving the power supply

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The noble  gesture of the state government on March 8, 2017 cabinet meeting agreed to
    take over the 75% debt amounting to Rs 125 crore of its power distribution company to pave way for signing of a tripartite agreement for availing Centre’s funding to create an overall turn around.  Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma said that his government agreed to take over the 75% debt of the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) which is calculated up to September 30, 2015. The total outstanding debt is Rs 125 crore. He also informed that the decision was taken to enable the signing of a tripartite agreement between the Centre government, State government and the MePCL.

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Meghalaya observed Women Day under dark clouds

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
High officials and legislator tainting matrilineal Meghalaya as city of sins created huge scars for the masses to observed International Women’s Day (IWD) along with the rest of the states. March 8 is celebrated the world over as Women’s Day originally called International Working Women’s Day, Preparing for gender equality to by 2030, speaks volumes about the vision and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Along with the rest of the nation, the North East has a special reorganization last year as Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma penned his last letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recommending an Arjuna award for India’s iconic woman footballer Oinam Bembem Devi.

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Meghalaya Police Stations have always been soft targets of miscreants

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
A Police Station is not just a building which accommodates Police personnel and custody of various properties of the District Administration they are also the first line of contact with the general public for the Execution and Protection of the Government policies and interests. The incident leading to the irate mob to burn down the Resubelpara Police Station, ransack two barracks in the PS premises, burn down two police LMVs at a health centre and mini truck at the police station as a mark of protest against the Police Firing injuring three civilians at Resubelpara, the District headquarter of North Garo Hills is indeed unfortunate.

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Manipur relieved as High Court declares economic blockade illegal

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Manipur High Court has declared on March 3, 2017 that the over four-month-old economic blockade of the state is ‘illegal’ even as it ruled that the persons and organizations imposing the economic blockade are violating the Fundamental Rights of the citizens. The full bench, comprising Chief Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, and Justices N. Koteswor and K. Nobin, passed the order in this regard.
The High Court also took cognizance that tension has been simmering in Manipur due to an economic blockade called by the United Naga Council (UNC) in the state starting from November 1, last year. National Highways (NH) 37 and NH 2 have been badly affected due to the blockade.

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Cases filed by parents against non maintenance rising in India

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The traditional belief is that one’s own heaven starts at your parents’ feet, hence practicing Hindus are taught to bow and touch the feet of their parents from an early age. With the western influences on lifestyle, it seems that even the customary traditions are being eroded as is evident from the mushrooming of old-aged homes were senior citizens are abandoned by their own earning children while others are uncared for in their own home after retirement. Such cases are increasing day by day in the Indian society.    
Recently, Tripura Law and Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty, on February 27, 2017 informed the state Assembly that number of cases being filed by parents against their earning children for not taking care of their maintenance is increasing in Tripura.

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