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Health crisis in Meghalaya cannot be solved by Yoga

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Yoga is getting more popular abroad, while in India it is taking a different direction with weird concoctions like -Beer Yoga getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. As yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day on June 21 this year, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can’t be swept under the carpet.
In Meghalaya the observation of the day was a low key factor, barring the programme organized by National Cadet Corps (NCC) in collaboration with Art of Living to mark the occasion with the students from Seven Hut School Mawlai and Seng Khasi School in the state capital and few Central Organizations, very few other functions were held to mark the day, while the FM radio too was only observing the World Music Day only.

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Unskilled manpower ensures stagnation of Modi’s Make in India

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi’s announcement of ‘Make in India’ on August 15, 2015 was considered as an innovative and inspirational and his call to the world’s manufacturing companies to “Come and make in India” was encouraging.  Unfortunately, it appears that there was little homework done before and practically no policy support which has turned this into a hollow slogan. The Skill Development flagship programmers too could not take off smoothly and hence failed miserably to tap the human resources to support the ambitious projects.
It is evident that no country or state can be economically viable without manufacturing the goods that are consumed or demanded by the population. The expectation of the people on any basic necessity is products with low technology and low value added services which are locally manufactured while the surplus is also exported. This model can be considered as a success story.

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NDA political masterstroke, proposes Dalit leader as Presidential candidate

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) known for springing up surprises did it once again on June 19, 2017 as the Ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance named Bihar Governor, Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit and a BJP leader, as its candidate for the July 17 Presidential election. The announcement is considered as a masterstroke of the party, which have not only silenced the Opposition members, it has divided their unity.

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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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