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Travel industry is people focused; the quality of its people defines values

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
India is gearing up to launch the Incredible India 2, with the prime focus on the rapid growth in international arrivals in India, expecting that there would be a creation of approximately one million additional jobs, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report, which has put forward a few recommendations, including the importance of Public-Private cooperation in its execution, and suggesting that advantage be taken of the unexplored 6,00,000 villages with their own culture and heritage, ecotourism and cruise tourism to create unique experiences for travellers.

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Representatives should submit Progress Report as their terms end

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The time has come again where almost all the elected representatives will be seeking re-election to the 10th Assembly Session of Meghalaya. Even those who are contemplating to hang their respective gloves should published their Progress Report as how they have utilized the MLA schemes, at the same time review if they have fulfilled the manifestoes as assured while seeking the votes in 2013 election.

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Meghalaya election campaigns begin by opposing Good Governance and Digital India Day

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Meghalaya election campaigns begin by opposing Good Governance and Digital India Day
The work culture of Meghalaya has always been an issue, partly due to the Time Zone and traditional culture compare to the rest of the nation. It is not only the students who feel the pinch when it comes to seeking admission outside North Eastern Region, due to the delay of declaring of various Boards or University results, the list of holidays too has always been an issue. The level of tolerance crumbled as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the observation of Good Governance Day on December 25 and Digital India Day on Good Friday.

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The electoral dust for 2018 battles in Meghalaya starts to rise

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Barely few more months left for the present 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly session to be over, it also means that the incumbent Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma is all set to be the second politician to complete full five years term in office, the first being Salseng C Marak (February 19, 1993 to March 10, 1998). At the same time Mukul will also be known for the longest serving Chief Minister for seven consecutive years at a stretch, whereas, there is still no assurance that the 10th Assembly Session will be a stable session to sail the state towards the 50th anniversary of Statehood.

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Frequent changes by GST Council expose poor execution of the New Law

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Goods and Services Tax (GST), an indirect tax which was introduced in India on July 1, 2017, seems to be on a cycle of monthly changes being made by the Council even as the general masses is starting to get acquainted with the new system. Hardly has the common man come to grips with the new system that it changes by the following month. While there is no sign of relief for the consumers who are now paying more than they have been paying before this new law was rolled out, the Council on October 6, 2017 raised the threshold limit for Composition Scheme to Rs 1 crore from the current Rs 75 lakh to ease tax filing for small traders.

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