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A Chief Minister’s post is coveted and snatchable in India

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The post of a Chief Minister or the head of a state is one to which the holder is democratically elected, however, in the case of a hung assembly, adjustments (sharing of post) or the practice of forming a coalition government is often being adopted. However, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and now Tamil Nadu and Nagaland have exhibited that the said post is in high demand, where every individual – either elected or a non-member of the august house too can aim for the post, a post which is many a time being snatched, violating the sanctity of the august house.  

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Inferiority complex is just a mindset feels Manipur Guv

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Times were different when men would go to war because of their physical strength and women would stay back at home. Now in wars also, you require to press a single button to attack the enemy. The world runs through brains and not physical power, affirmed the Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla, while speaking at the inauguration of the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Kalindi Centre for Women Entrepreneurship in Northeast at Kalindi College on February 17, 2017 at National capital.
Heptulla speaking out for the first time said she found it strange when she was assigned Independent charge of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, saying she never thought she was in the minority. She also said that prior to that day, she was never made to feel that she was in a minority, because she always thought she is an Indian and proud of it.

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Mizos continue migration to Israel, the promised land of the lost Jews

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
While migration issues continue to hit the world, especially after the President of USA, Donald Trump’s move to ban immigration countries around the world have suffered a big blow. However, with no obstacle to stop the migration of Jews, about 102 ‘lost Jews’ from Mizoram have migrated to the promised land- Israel. The group of ‘Mizo Jews’ who call themselves ‘Bnei Menashe’ left for Israel on three consecutive dates since February 12 to 14, 2017 and the entire group arrived in Tel Aviv on February 14 to 16 respectively.

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Elected representative threaten to file PIL against PHE over water scarcity

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
It is perhaps the first instance that the elected representative Sanbor Shullai who is the South Shillong NCP legislator and former assembly deputy speaker, on February 15, 2017 has threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the Meghalaya Public Health Engineering (PHE) department if it fails to address the problem of water scarcity within two days. In his letter to the Chief Engineer of the department mentioned that residents of Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Riatsamthiah and adjoining areas besides Laban and Laitumkhrah are facing huge shortage of drinking water due to lack of coordination between the PHE and Shillong Municipal Board.
Shullai was irritated as there is no improvement of water supply by the department thereby creating great difficulties to the general public despite paying water tax to the PHE.

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Sarkar wants his officials to resolve problems instantly by meeting the people

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar is well known for his unique administrative skills for overall development and in his 19 year rule, has managed to achieve many firsts from education to communications. This time he has shifted his focus to human resources, as he called upon the Civil Service Officials not to be confined in their respect office rooms, but to meet people more often to resolve and sort out their problems, if possible on the spot.  He was addressing Tripura Civil Service (TCS) officials during the 24th biennial two-day conference.
In Tripura, around 325 TCS officers in different important positions are the most significant backbone of the administration of the Left-Ruled north-eastern state. Sarkar, stressed that during his 19 years in office, if the officials commit a mistake or fault unintentionally, the government will try to exonerate them, but if the officials do blunder or error deliberately, then severe action will be taken against them.

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