Shillong, May 11: The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills (EKH) on Saturday halted the spot – admission being conducted by a Nursing institute in a hotel in city.
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sanjay Goyal stopped the spot admission being conducted by one Asian Institute of Nursing Education at Hotel Polo Towers on Saturday morning.
SHILLONG, May 11: In a case of female foeticide and pre-natal sex determination, one Vivek Narwani was on Saturday produced before a Meghalaya court who remanded him to 14 days police custody.
Earlier, acting on the First Information Report (FIR) lodged by his wife, Prerna Narwani, a resident of Shillong, Meghalaya police flew to Mumbai and arrested Vivek from his Lokhandwala residence on April 5 last.
Shillong, May 11 (IANS): Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary has directed the state government to probe the private Mahatma Gandhi University after complaints were received about its functioning.
His directive to the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government assumes significance after another private varsity - the CMJ University - was allegedly selling fake PhD degrees.
SHILLONG, May 10: After the arrest of Dy Registrar, the CID on Friday evening arrested the Registrar of CMJ University on charges of issuing fake certificates to students.
This is the second arrest that state CID has made in connection with the various anomalies in CMJ University’s functioning detected by the Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary, who is the Visitor to the University. Governor’s Secretariat has also filed an FIR in this connection, following which CID took over the investigation from police.
Shillong, May 10: Police on Friday nabbed an ANVC(B) cadre from Williamnangar in East Garo Hills and seized cash and arms from him.
East Garo Hills Superintendent of Police, JFK Marak said the ANVC(B) cadre, identified as Wesefild C Marak (27), was arrested by Williamnagar police and CRPF from Williamnagar Bazaar on Friday at about 8 pm.
He informed that one 9 mm pistol and five live rounds and Rs 60,000 cash were recovered from him.
SHILLONG, May 09: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday arrested CMJ University’s Deputy Registrar Dr Premlal Rai on charges of issuing fake certificates to students while the anticipatory bail application of University’s controversial Chancellor CM Jha was rejected by the district session court here.
SHILLONG, May 09: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Thursday called off the two-day night road blockade slated for May 10 and May 11 following release of its two arrested members by the Court.
The decision was taken at the central executive committee (CEC) meeting of the KSU held here on Thursday evening.
“We have decided to withdraw our proposed agitational programme after the Court has released our members,” KSU president Daniel Khyriem told reporters.
SHILLONG, May 09: Under pressure, the State government on Thursday assured to extend the merit list of the 209 qualified DSC candidates to 6 months, following which the candidates decided to immediately withdraw their indefinite hunger strike.
SHILLONG, May 09: The Court of Special Judges Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, on Thursday convicted two drug peddlers and sentenced one of them to 10 years imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1 lakh in connection with a 2011 case.
The duo has been identified as Krishna Bahadur Thapa (46) and Lalhlimpui Khangte (22) from Aizawl, Mizoram.
SHILLONG, May 09: The second Creative Arts Literature and Music – ‘CALM’ Festival kick-started in Shillong on Thursday and drew eminent scholars and artists from across the country who have called the event as ‘unique’ and a right kind of platform to expose the hidden talents of the youths from the state.
SHILLONG, May 08: After the encounter of Nikseng G Momin, the self-styled ‘chairman’ of the Liberation A’chik Elite Force (LAEF) in December 2010, the police claimed that the entire outfit has been wiped out. But, fresh reports claim that there are around 20-25 cadres of the outfit still operating in East Garo Hills region, while the identity of their leader remains a mystery.
According to sources, LAEF which was wiped out in the past has recently re-organized themselves and are trying to stand again and fight for a separate A’chik (Garo) land.
SHILLONG, May 08: Ahead of the two night-road-blockade declared by the KSU, the Court on Wednesday granted bail to the two arrested members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) in connection with the April 4 last vandalism incident in the city.
The release of the members was conveyed by East Khasi hills district Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Goyal to the leaders of the Union at his office chamber here on Wednesday evening.
Shillong, May 08: “I don’t see any spectacular growth in Agriculture that can bring high growth for Meghalaya,” remarked Bibek Debroy, who is an internationally acclaimed economist and has been professor at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi since March 2007 and has also been Visiting Honorary Senior Research Fellow for Institute for South Asian Studies in National University of Singapore from May 2009.
Addressing a select audience on Wednesday evening at Asian Confluence, Debroy observed that agriculture cannot propel high economic growth into Meghalaya, though some increments will be certainly be there.
Shillong no – more education hub of NE, its Guwahati: Baishya
SHILLONG, May 08: A whooping Rs 12,000 is the average annual cost of the flight of students from the north-east to other parts of the country in pursuit of higher education.
This startling revelation was made by an advisor to the Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Dinesh Baishya, who is also the former principal of the B Borooah College, Guwahati. This, Baishya said, was the findings of the study carried out by the Assam Higher Secondary Council.
SHILLONG, May 07: In the wake of night road blockade called by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) starting from May 10 to May 11 from 9 PM to 5 AM, East Khasi Hills police on Tuesday assured that the law and order would be maintained and stressed that the two KSU members were arrested on proper evidence.
The night blockade called by the KSU is to pressurize the government to release their two leaders who have been arrested in connection with April 04 incident in which shops were vandalized at Laitumkhrah besides other areas.
SHILLONG, May 07: Four protesters were on Tuesday shifted to the Shillong Civil Hospital when their health condition deteriorated after participating at the ongoing ‘indefinite hunger strike’ sponsored by the Association of the Qualified Grade-IV, 2011 East Khasi hills.
The hunger strike has been going for the last two days to protest against the adamant attitude of the state government to provide appointment to deprived qualified candidates.
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Gangtok, May 07: The Sikkim police has arrested three higher ranking officials of the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) University on charges of issuing fake degrees to students in lieu of money. The arrested persons, Vice-Chancellor (VC) O.B. Vijayan, Registrar Dr. Alok Bhandari and Controller of Examinations V. Dahiya were held from EIILM’s Jorethang office, South Sikkim by a police team following a raid.
Police sources told that the trio were arrested and bought to Gangtok Police station here Monday evening.
SHILLONG, May 06: Talking tough, Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Monday asked the state government to stop ‘hunting’ for its members and immediately release its members arrested recently failing which the union will be compelled to resort to other courses of action.
The statement came after the KSU leaders submitted their statement to the police at Mawlai police station with regards to the April 4 last vandalism incident during the procession of the union.
SHILLONG, May 06: With the 24 – hour deadline served by the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) long gone for the release of their two arrested members in connection with the vandalism case at Laitumkhrah on April 04 last, the Union on Monday announced a two-day night road blockade from May 10 to May 11.
Baghmara, May 06: In yet another incident signifying the growing clout of the militants in the Garo Hills region, a businessman was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning by suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants. The victim, Satyendra Prasada, who was in his fifties, was a resident of Chokpot and was shot i his own house at about 2 am in front of his wife and children. The incident occurred about a hundred metres away from the Chokpot Police station.
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