LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The battle of climate change in Northeast India- Are we heading for the worst?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The battle of climate change in Northeast India- Are we heading for the worst?

Date: October 26, 2017 To  The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, With water levels rising in the Brahmaputra, small boats are sailing across major rivers in the Northeastern region. Jones(name changed) from Meghalaya is finding himself stuck for hours in traffic and not being able to drop his children to school. Frustration among […]

Misuse of MLA Funds: Who’s to blame? — By PATRICIA MUKHIM

The MLA scheme has become a clever ploy for a sitting MLA to buy votes on the 5th year of his/her tenure. The fact that the electorate is so easily bought by such inducements is pathetic to say the least. But it also informs us that the voters too have slipped into this easy unquestioning mode of playing along with the charade.

Misuse of MLA Funds: Who’s to blame? — By PATRICIA MUKHIM

Allegations of misuse of MLA funds by Shillong South legislator Sanbor Shullai amounting to roughly Rs 4.23 crore and that the bulk of payments are made to a firm in Sohra is not even surprising. If an RTI is done for each of the 60 MLAs the skeletons will come tumbling out. MLA funds are […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Guwahati to Kolkata, FIFA U-17 venue change a shame for Assam?

Even after spending Rs. 4.89 crores for the renovation of the Guwahati stadium, the ground seems to have become soggy and unfit for players

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Guwahati to Kolkata, FIFA U-17 venue change a shame for Assam?

Date: October 24, 2017 To  The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, Strange as it seems but the shift in venue from Guwahati to Kolkata for the FIFA World cup venue seems like a well staged plan. Northeast India has always brought out the best in terms of sportspersons, from boxing to football, Mary […]

‘Vikas’ goes missing in Northeast India: Will BJP’s 5-point agenda find ‘Vikas’?

‘Vikas’ goes missing in Northeast India: Will BJP’s 5-point agenda find ‘Vikas’?

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar SHILLONG: On October 12, 2017, the visit of Union Minister Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam in Tura came with BJP’s 5 point key areas of development (Vikas) – infrastructure, education, employment, tourism development and eradicating corruption. However, since the inception of BJP at the centre, many Northeast Indian states have been on the lookout for […]

Crores of rupees goes down the drains; Northeast fans question shifting of FIFA Under 17 WC venue to Kolkata

Crores of rupees goes down the drains; Northeast fans question shifting of FIFA Under 17 WC venue to Kolkata

October 24, 2017: The people from Northeast are very upset with the FIFA Under 17 World cup match being shifted from Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan at the very last moment. England and Brazil were supposed to play the match on October 25 which is being dubbed as a virtual final […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will Mukul Sangma create history after Hoping Stone in 2018 Elections?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Will Mukul Sangma create history after Hoping Stone in 2018 Elections?

Date: October 23, 2017 To  The Editor TNT- the Northeast Today   Dear Editor, After the declaration of our present CM Mukul Sangma that he is intending to contest from 2 seats in the upcoming 2018 elections, the decision takes me back to late bah Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, the longest-serving legislator from Meghalaya who passed […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Community policing, an answer to crime against women in Meghalaya?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Community policing, an answer to crime against women in Meghalaya?

Dated: October 22, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Dear Editor, National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) statistics pointed that crime against women in increasing by more than 200 percent over the last two decades with rape incidents listing the top. Latest case coming from Nongthymmai of a 48-year old man alleged of raping a nine year old from the same […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Frequent power shutdowns in Laitkor a menace

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR- Frequent power shutdowns in Laitkor a menace

Dated: October 20, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, Meghalaya state government agreed to take over the Rs 125 crore debt of MePDCL to pave way for the signing of a tripartite agreement for availing the Centre’s funds to create an overall turn-around of MePDCL. The monsoon this year in the region has been fairly reasonable with a good amount of rainfall but a very sad […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Tourism in Northeast India to soar higher

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Tourism in Northeast India to soar higher

DATED: October 20, 2017 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, The latest Tourism Policy of Assam which highlighted to promote films with cash grant of Rs 1 crore, whichever is less, of expenditure in Assam will be offered as reimbursement to Hindi, English and foreign language cinema makers, who have produced a […]