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NE heads of state should jointly draw up blue-print for connectivity

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The misconception about the militancy affected North Easter region, and earlier as the head hunting zone has largely been dispelled and this should be attributed to the booming of Information Technology or the social sites. However at ground zero, there is not much development of infrastructures to remove the main obstacle of the region being landlocked which has given rise to the psychological alienation amongst the Indians who consider North East (NE) so far off and has in turn resulted in the physical separation from the so called Main Land.

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Image of media friendly Tripura crashes due to killing of journalist

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) government in Tripura of Manik Sarkar, after it tamed the militancy activities in the state, has always been a hot-spot for media across the nation for its various achievements in literacy, development of infrastructure, promotion of art and crafts of the state. The brutal killing of 28 year old journalist Shantanu Bhowmik during the melee between members of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and CPI-M’s tribal wing Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad (TRUGP) which had gathered at Mandai in Western Tripura after a series of violent attacks across the state has exposed the threat to the working journalists in the state in particular and North Eastern region in general.

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Fight against corruption should be mass movement, not just political agenda

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
It is appreciable that the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Meghalaya Unit, braving heavy rain on September 20, 2017 staged an Anti-Corruption protest rally at the parking lot near the Additional Secretariat in the state capital, highlighting what it termed as the various scams and irregularities under the present Congress-led state government regime.
The issues raised includes 2009 education job scam unearthed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), irregularities in electricity bill, deplorable road conditions, medicine scam, and others.

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Meghalaya should emulate Tripura in demanding CBI probe for substandard work

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Tripura government has made an exceptional move by recommending a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the poor quality of work undertaken by central government agencies, like Hindustan Steel Works Construction Ltd, in the Northeastern state. The demand was made through state PWD and Health Minister Badal Choudhury before Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D.V. Sadananda Gowda, who was on two day visit to review central sponsored projects.

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Rijiju advocates developing border areas like hinterland

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, hailing from Arunachal Pradesh and representing the North Eastern Region agrees that it is imperative that border areas are as developed as the hinterland of the nation and this needs a rational outlook. He has suggested this while releasing a FICCI-PwC Report - Smart Border Management -Indian Coastal & Maritime Security on September 18, 2017 in New Delhi.

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