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Coal mining tragedy: Exposing the “suppressed” truth!

OPINION | SHILLONG | Dec 15, 2018:

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie

When an open secret is revealed!

The Meghalaya government was on Friday left red-faced when it was finally forced to come out of its denial mode and admit that illegal coal mining is taking place in the state.

Sad to say but it takes an unfortunate incident for the government to open its eyes to the glaring truth.

OPINION | Who do we blame for untimely death of Nongpoh school girl?

OPINION | Nov 22, 2018: 

By Mayborn Lyngdoh R

An XI standard girl from Nongpoh who met with an accident just outside the gate of Alpha English Higher Secondary School succumbed to her injuries. Who is to be blamed?

An open letter to Nongthymmai Catholic Church authorities in run up to All Soul’s Day


LETTERS | Oct 31, 2018: 


The Editor
The Shillong News

Respected Editor,

The 2nd of November marks a day of reminiscence and memory for most Christians as we  collectively remember our loved ones and pray for their departed souls.

LETTERS | Teachers are Teachers by default and not by choice — REALLY?

LETTERS | Shillong, Sept 18, 2018: 


This would be long, but I feel there is a need to address this proper. A statement by statement response to Partha Pratim Sengupta’s derogatory comment on ‘Teachers’ published by a reputed English Daily on September 4, 2018 ~~

Students of reputed college in Shillong publicly shamed on Facebook; Is this justifiable?

OPINION | Shillong, Sept 16, 2018: 

By Mayborn Lyngdoh R

How justified are we in public shaming the Higher Secondary students of a reputed educational institute in Shillong?

Yesterday, pictures of Higher Secondary School students of a reputed Girl’s College in the capital city of Shillong were circulated on social media anonymously without entertaining a second thought.

OPINION | What is the logic behind making ‘wearing a seat-belt’ mandatory in Shillong?

OPINION | Shillong, Sept 3, 2018: 

By Mayborn Lyngdoh R

Seat-belts in Shillong are over-hyped – Other things more important than not wearing a seat-belt:

The logic behind making ‘wearing a seat-belt’ mandatory in Shillong where the maximum speed that can be driven during working hours is 30 km/hr, going by traffic-police availability of duty, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM is ‘ironic’.

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