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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Shillong recently conducted raids in and around Shillong in relation to allegations of a major scam involving the Meghalaya Rural Bank(MRB) amounting to Rs. 14.34 Crores. The CBI conducted few raids after it got the information from General Manager of Meghalaya Rural Bank, Shillong in compliance with circulars which dated back to 1st July 2016 and 20th September 2017 issued by the Rural Bank of India and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) respectively. In the complaint, the General Manager requested the CBI, ACB, Shillong to register an FIR in the matter of fraud detected during an internal inquiry conducted by the Bank. Hundreds of uneducated farmers from more than five villages were cheated by the Bank and few so-called educated individuals.

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Even the most avid readers of newspapers often miss some small news that tells the tale of major transformations. Many among us might have overlooked a news-piece "41 Kuki National Front cadres voted in 2019 polls”.

The news appeared almost in all dailies of India. Yet chances are that the people may not have attached much importance to it. In fact, they cannot be blamed. How does it really matter, if 41 people voted in a particular polling booth for the new Lok Sabha 2019 in Manipur? They are among the millions of voters. Hence, does it really matter?

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