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While girls are subjected to sexual assaults, President beckons youth towards nation building

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has called upon the graduating students to make good use of the opportunities offered and contribute to nation building. He was addressing the 83rd convocation of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, on December 5, 2017. While advising the students to emulate the patron of the university- Ambedkar, he also lauded that the 90-year-long history and contribution of Agra University which has produced two Prime Ministers, two Presidents and several Governors.

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Rahul Gandhi - New Avatar of Congress should mend the jinx of party hierarchy

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Yuvraj (Prince)- Rahul Gandhi is all set to take over as the Congress President by December 11 next, after he filed his nomination papers on December 4, 2017 for the post amid opposition jibes over dynasty politics in a contest with no one else in the fray. The Congress Carders across the nation have welcomed the new dispensation, with the hope of once again muscling back to power at the Centre under the vision of a young leader giving a new breath of air to All India Congress Committee (AICC), particularly the hierarchy system such that internal working system could be streamlined.

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GST expected to have positive impact on high cost healthcare, pharmaceutical sector

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
As the nation still debates on the impact Goods and Services Tax (GST) implemented since July 1, 2017, the paper: ‘Indian Healthcare Sector- An Overview’ reveals that the new Law will have a positive impact on the Indian healthcare market, particularly on the pharmaceutical sector.  GST would not only streamline taxation structure but lead to ease of doing business by minimizing cascading effect of many taxes applied to a product, rationalize supply chain, enable flow of seamless tax credit, lower manufacturing cost, reduce cost of technology and make healthcare affordable.
The healthcare cost has been very high in India for the last few months. Since the implementation of GST, the patients are paying through their nose, as blanket tax was imposed on all pharmaceutical products, including the life saving drugs and oxygen and Pathology Testing Labs. Actually, the price also includes the old VAT (Value Added Tax).

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Abuse of schoolgirls across India stuns the nation

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The incident of school girls being sexually abused in school premises has stunned the nation, where within a day there were various reports of such unfortunate incidents. The most shocking of is the one wherein the school Principal of Tilaiya Public School; S. Xavier was arrested on charges of raping a six-year-old girl in Jharkhand’s Koderma district. The next was reported case was from Kolkata, where a four-year-old girl was sexually abused inside a school, triggering angry protests on December 1, 2017 and leading to the arrest of two teachers.

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9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly manages to withstand financial crunch

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The curtains falling for the ongoing 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly with the three day session from December 8, 2017 before the Assembly pronouncement to adjourn sine-die marks the end of an era of Meghalaya Politics as the state take yet another step nearer towards the Golden Jubilee of statehood in the 10th Session as the state goes for General Assembly Election in February tentatively.

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