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Only 40 per cent tax payers could file GST returns in Meghalaya: Mukul

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Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma informed that the collection of revenue under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Meghalaya could not be assessed properly due to poor execution of the new law and worst so the system. While attacking the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government expressed his concerned that only 40 per cent of the tax payers have been able to file tax returns because of the incompetence of the system being put in place.

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Two journalists killed in Tripura within 60 days

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
A senior journalist, Sudip Datta Bhowmik (50) was gunned down on November 21, 2017 by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper of Second Battalion Rifleman Nandu Kumar Reang during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger. The slain journalist went to meet Second Battalion Commandant Tapan Debbarma at headquarters some 25 km north of Agartala with a prior appointment.

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India-Myanmar Bilateral Army exercise to strengthen cooperation, while NE is fragmented

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Thomas Lim
In an attempt to improve Indo-Myanmar defense cooperation and bilateral relations, the Indian army is training the Myanmar army to participate in United Nation operations either as individuals or as members of a contingent through the India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) at Joint Warfare Centre in Umroi Cantonment. India is a major contributor to peace keeping, whereas, Myanmar which is quite new to the mission wants to participate in these operations and has come to learn and be trained by the Indian Army.

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Nobody in the world wanted violence but it was happening: Dalai Lama

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Thomas Lim
The Nobel Laurel- Dalai Lama, the exiled religious, political and Tibetan spiritual leader of Tibet, who was named the 1989 winner of the Nobel Peace, while speaking at the inaugural function of Smile Foundation’s initiative ‘The World of Children’ on November 19, 2017 stressed that nobody in the world wanted violence but it was happening because our minds are dominated by destructive emotions due to short-sightedness. He added nobody wants problems. Yet, many problems are our own creation.
His reflection was delivered at a time when conflicts are occurring at every nook and corner of the world, either on political issues, caste system, religions misunderstanding. But worst of all the thirst of power and echo is destroying the very basic humanitarian fabric.

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Kashmiri footballer returns back to mainstream after mother’s appeal

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Thomas Lim
As swift as Majid Khan’s decision to join the LeT; renouncing his family and love for sports, he did not blink an eye before returning to the mainstream society by shunting violence and returned to lead a normal life, pursuing his academics and passion for football. This was possible as Majid’s mother’s passionate and wailing appeal to her only son to return home went viral on social media — just like his earlier photographs showing him with an AK-47 after he was missing for over a week.

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