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Why are only petrol stations exempted, extension to all cashless transactions required

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan assured that there will be no additional charges on digital transactions made at petrol stations; he was making an attempt to douse the charges of bullying, as petroleum dealers threatened to stop accepting credit and debit cards after January 8, 2017 midnight, which was later extended for five more days by the All India Petroleum Dealers Association (AIPDA). Pradhan also announced that neither the customers nor petrol pumps will bear additional charges on digital transactions. The issue will be resolved, after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the matter.

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From self-style moral policing to rape accused – Dorphang

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Crime Branch of Assam Police on January 6, 2017 late night arrested the Independent Meghalaya Legislator, Julius Dorphang from the Gorchuk area of Guwahati city, who was absconding after his name emerged as an accused in the rape case of a 14-year old girl. The minor girl was rescued from a Guest House owned by incumbent Home Minister H Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh’s son last month where she escaped from the clutches of the pimps.

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President breaks silence on Demonetization, says it may slow down economy

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The 13th President of India, Pranab Mukherjee while addressing the Governors of States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories through video conferencing while delivering his New Year address to look at social problems affecting millions in our farms and factories, stressed that this should receive their focused attention as Demonetisation may lead to a temporary slowdown in the economy, while immobilizing black money and fighting corruption. He called upon the Heads of States to be extra careful to alleviate the suffering of the poor, which might become unavoidable for the expected progress in the long term.

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Meghalaya Speaker should speak out on the sexual exploitation controversies on legislators

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Thomas Lim
The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly has earned the distinct acknowledgement as one of the best and highly valued places of debates amongst the August Houses in the world. The very foundation is now at stake as the sitting representative from Mawhati constituency, Julius Dorphang - militant turned politician and the founder Chairman of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) is wanted for allegedly sexually exploiting a 14 year-old girl. The minor girl was rescued from a Guest House owned by incumbent Home Minister H Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh’s son last month where she escaped from the clutches of the pimps.

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Meghalaya to feel the pinch of demonetization while nation debates on cashless transaction

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Central Government is still reluctant to remove the withdrawal limitation in banks although the ATMs withdrawal have been increase from Rs 2500 to Rs 4500 since January 1, 2017 but in the total absence of new Rs 500 notes, this is not serving any real purposes. On the other hand the Reserve Bank of India is yet to publish the total amount of the banned notes collected within the 50 days and has given rise to the question, if the huge exercise was a total failure, due to the unethical banking practices witnessed during the demonetization where huge amount of new Rs 2000 notes had reached the money laundering market. This has been seen as a betrayal of the very motive to fight against black money.

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