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Centre to include Meghalaya as Religious and Spiritual Tourism destination

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Poll Bound Meghalaya (as the chief Election Commissioner of India is likely to announced the Assembly Election date this week), was gifted with tourism package of Rs 70 crore to develop Religious and Spiritual circuits in the state. This was announced by Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons on January 7, 2018 in the state capital. He however denied the announcement was aimed at wooing voters, particularly the Christian community.
While announcing the package, he expressed his dismay by accusing the ruling Congress government of obstructing the Central government from implementing an inclusive project to bring about religious harmony in the state. Alphons further pointed out that the government refused to send its officials to a meeting held in New Delhi on January 5, 2018 to discuss how to create infrastructure for religious tourism. He further added that his ministry has no answers why the state government is against this project?

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Demand for Higher Education on the rise, government failing to provide employment

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar, stating the government survey informed that the number of students enrolling for higher education in India saw a marginal 0.7 percent increase in 2016-17; the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education had gone up 25.2 percent in 2016-17 from 24.5 per cent in 2015-16. The report was published on January 5, 2018.
Javadekar also stated that the country has set an aggressive target of achieving 30 percent GER in higher education by 2020. GER is the total enrolment in higher education among the population in the age group of 18-23.
According to the survey, the number of universities in the country rose to 864 last year as compared to 799 in 2015-16.Tamil Nadu had the highest GER in the country at 46.9 per cent. Bihar is at the bottom with 14.9 per cent of its youth in the age group of 18 to 23 enrolling for higher education.

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National Games: Starting torque as vision and personal strength for aspirant legislators

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The General Assembly Elections 2018 for Meghalaya for once will have a definite vision to elect the government to host the 39th National Games in 2022, of which the infrastructure should be completed by 2021 as the deadline. Immediately after the National Games, the state will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Statehood day. The momentum for aspirant legislators for luring votes seems to have started on January 3, 2017 as the starting torque through the Tripartite contract signing for the event between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) and the state government of Meghalaya at a function held at the Main Secretariat , Shillong.

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2018 Meghalaya Election campaign will witness more character assassination than manifestos

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Election campaigns in Meghalaya and the public meetings that are invariable part of these cxampaigns have always been an interesting treat, be it the debate of all the candidates within the constituency, or the media trial of political parties, being the only medium for the general masses to be enlightened about the central and state government schemes and project which are not implemented. While the aspiring candidates seeking the mandate of the electorate with an assurance to perform, however, most of such meetings hardly swing votes, as most of the electorate are diehard followers who will seldom change their political affiliation. This time, most of the candidates will have to justify to the voters why they have shifted to other camps to seek re-election.

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First New Year girl born at a Civic Hospital to get free education

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Thomas Lim
In an attempt to celebrate Girl Child and to break the notion that she is a burden to the family, the first female baby born in the New Year (2018) at a Civic Hospital in Bengaluru will be given free education till under-graduation, City Mayor R. Sampath Raj announced. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) would deposit Rs five-lakh in a joint bank account of its Commissioner and the first girl child, and the interest on it would be used for her education.

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