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HYC should also demand for panel of authors besides the textbooks fiasco

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has on May 4, 2018 demanded the state government to set up a Magisterial Inquiry into the alleged criminal conspiracy to tarnish the image of the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) and the State education department. A delegation of the HYC led by its general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin and education secretary Roy Kupar Synrem met the Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui for his necessary intervention into the matter.
HYC had also submitted a memorandum to the Education Minister expressing their concerned about the scale of these errors and misleading information is up to the extent which we may reach into a conclusion that it was a conspiracy, ill motive and with a malafide intention to mislead the students, defame and malign the prestige of the MBOSE and the education department of the state as a whole.

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Meghalaya is immune to May Day due to unorganized labour sector

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As it is seen every year, May Day 2018 was observed in Meghalaya only by the workers of the Central Government offices while the state government or the private entities are immune to the Labour or Workers’ Day being observed globally to promote International Labour Movement. Meghalaya having an unorganized labour department is attributed as the cause for no sensitization about the dignity of work and employees security not to forget work culture. All these factors have culminated in a fragmentation of the working class in the state.

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Meghalaya Congress split wide open after Williamnagar verdict

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Rebellion in the Congress camp keeps hitting the headlines, but in view of the hierarchy structural model of the Party, most dissidents have to persistently keep their own flock together, without the knowledge of the rebel camp. Congress President Rahul Gandhi during his final address at the party’s 84th plenary session on March 18, 2018 had acknowledged that there is always a conflict amongst the party workers, which has resulted in the 2014 defeat that the party suffered. He has beckoned all the party workers, be it senior leaders, grassroots workers or the youth to received equal respect and work together to strengthen the party and bounce back to power by 2019.

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Global condemnation for stone pelting at school bus in J&K

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The world reacted to the barbaric action by a group of miscreants’ for attacking a school bus with stones in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, on May 2, 2018. Two minor children were injured in the incident. The injured children were shifted to a hospital where doctors referred one of them to Srinagar for specialised treatment; the incident took place in Zawoora village. The police have taken cognizance of the incident and a hunt for the miscreants is underway.
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti who had just ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 youths from 2008 to 2014 had also condemned the incident and had expressed her anguish over it, while the top cop, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid had assured that the culprits will be brought to book. 

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Vehicles choking Meghalaya while metros are ditching cars

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Thomas Lim
The obsession for cars is one of the highest in Meghalaya where relatively any brand and model of vehicle can be seen plying on the narrow and winding roads in the state. Also, car financing is one of the easiest to apply for, unlike education or housing loans and this has in turn only added to traffic congestion. However, in the metros, with the growing understanding of the ills of traffic jams, parking problems, app-based cabs, and fast-spreading metro networks, a situation has come about where we see car sales are starting to fall.

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