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Indian lawmakers happily piggy-back on unemployed youth for political gain

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
India claims that the Goss Domestic Product (GDP) per capita reached 1,974.76 USD in March 2018, compared with 1,751.85 USD in March 2017. At the same time, a study has stated that India has around 600 million young people, with over sixty percent of them being educated youth, while the remaining are either drop - outs, daily wage labours or illiterate, yet all have one common goal which is to get a job. In spite of this, the Lawmakers, instead of generating employment avenues, are accusing each other of an incapability to solve the chronic problems of the youth to earn a decent living.
Talking to a media in Delhi on July 2, 2018, Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi laughed it off on being informed that the Opposition pointed out the unfulfilled assurance of Modi to provide jobs during his election campaigns in 2014. He added that the opposition has been painting a picture of “their choice” on the job front because there is no sufficient data available on employment.

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Social Media Day: Annual global celebration should be theme oriented

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Along with the rest of the nations, India too observed June 30th as World Social Media Day. Since June 30, 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communications. Today, social media is the heart of global communications and since its inception, Mashable has been using social media to connect between cultures, movements and super-fandom. This year marks the ninth-annual official global celebration.
Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi, while acknowledging that the world of social media has played a key role in democratising our discourse and giving a platform to millions of people around the world to express their views and showcase their creativity, also called upon the youth through the tweets to continue expressing and discussing freely and also congratulate youths for their innovative usage of social media.

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NDA celebrates GST anniversary, while public battles Tax burden

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Thomas Lim

Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi congratulated the people of the nation as the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) plan completed one year on July 1, 2018. He termed it as a vibrant example of Cooperative Federalism and a ‘Team India’ spirit; he added the New Tax regime of One Nation, One Tax has brought a positive change in the Indian economy. While the Opposition Indian National Congress stated it as the Design and Structure flaws tax reforms which remains about Grossly Scary Tax for millions of traders, shopkeepers and businessmen. No wonder GST’s more popular description is ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ than ‘Genuine and Simple Tax’ that it was meant to be said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in Twitter.

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Besides IIT students even the bureaucrats contribute to government schemes

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Thomas Lim
The 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind asked the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) students to contribute to government schemes that are aimed at improving the quality life of citizens of the country. He pointed out that India’s fast-growing economy offers huge scope. With their talent, education and degree, each of the students can be a game changer for the nation.
Kovind was addressing the 51st convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of IIT-Kanpur, where he was the Chief Guest, he also said that they should follow the four principles of discipline, humility, big thinking and taking inspiration from others, to become role models.

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Top cop worried about Meghalaya emerging as a heroin distribution centre

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Thomas Lim
Meghalaya is doing too little to curb the menace of drug related crimes, which are on the rise. Worse so, in order to meet the demand of the market, the hill state is now slowly emerging as the “heroin distribution centre” of India, informed East Khasi Hills District Superintendent of Police Davis NR Marak, while observing the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2018.
The top cop also stated that with Shillong as the transit point, many players, some with militant background or affiliations are involved in the drug trafficking business to fund their anti-social activities. Also, the rise in petty crimes in some areas has also been attributed to the growing numbers of drug users, particularly among the youth, who commit such crimes to satiate their cravings.

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