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Once again northeast assured of inclusive development

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Every individual Central Leader speaks the same language that India cannot develop without developing North East. First mentioned by Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi; this time Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has joined the club to canvas for the inclusive development of Northeast while inaugurating a five-day conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association held in Imphal, Manipur on June 15 on the theme ‘North East and Look East Policy’. Also speaking on the same tune, Mahajan pointed out that there will be good connectivity with Southeast Asian countries through Myanmar by promoting trade and tourism. The northeast states shall be benefited.

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Modi government is adamant to make Aadhaar compulsory for all bank accounts

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the nation is yet to overcome the aftershocks of demonetization, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed by Narendra Damodardas Modi on June 16, 2017 has made it mandatory to give Aadhaar number while opening a new account and also to link the existing accounts with the Aadhaar numbers of their holders. Not disclosing it by December 31 will lead to suspension of the account till it is done.
It may be mentioned that Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI), which functions under the Planning Commission of India, is responsible for managing Aadhaar numbers and Aadhaar identification cards.

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Crimes on the rise in the outskirts of Shillong

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Cases of robbery and attacks on villagers are on the rise and the number of rape cases is being reported from the rural areas which is an issue of concern for the state. On June 14, 2017 a shocking incident, where a woman, identified as 55 year old Ialinda Warshong was injured when she was attacked by a miscreant who came to her house posing as a vendor and made off with her gold ornaments after cutting her ears and fingers at Smit village, just about 45 km from the state capital. Meanwhile, one person identified as Reginial Lynshiang was robbed of Rs 4 lakh by a group of masked miscreants in a place near Mawkynrew village on the night of June 14.

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Mukul advocates strengthening of internal security apparatus

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma pointed out to the State Security Commission (SSC) the needs to emphasize on further strengthening the internal security apparatus with a special focus on crimes against women and children. He also stressed on the need to have training programmes to equip the whole manpower of the police organization as part of strengthening of internal security apparatus.
Dr Sangma had also directed the state police to have a ‘deeper’ investigation into the possible nexus between banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), which is hell bent against the railway project in Ri Bhoi district. This was following the recent claim of the HNLC that some members of the pressure group have approached the outfit for “logistic support” and that it is ready to supply them with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

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Ri Bhoi Railway project on a halt while National Highways bypass Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The pressure groups have compelled the work-forces for the Railway line in Ri Bhoi district to stop their ongoing work while the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on June 12, 2017 raised the question of what will happen to Meghalaya should it supply the youth of the state with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Claiming that the HNLC has been approached by many youths for logistic support on the issue and threatened the state government to immediately release the KSU activist detained by the police if the situation is to be diffused and not aggravated by their intervention.

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