SHILLONG, May 23: The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Thursday declared the results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) – Arts stream 2013, which has registered improvement in the pass percentage of students compared to previous years.
Purba Mazumdar of St. Mary’s HS School topped the SSLC results with 568 marks followed closely by Megha Manjari of St. Zavier’s Secondary School of Tura who secured 563 marks, Surabhi Roy of St Mary’s and Gunsa Irma Ch Marak of St Xavier’s School Tura shared the third positions with 560 marks.
Shillong, May 23: The Chandra Mohan Jha Foundation, a trustee of the CMJ University, has requested the Meghalaya Chief Minister to personally intervene into the controversy surrounding the Varsity and put a stop to the ‘witch hunt’ against its official by the CID even as it asserted that the University’s Chancellor CM Jha is not absconding but will make himself available at an ‘appropriate time’.
Shillong, May 23: Screaming that Norok is a cold blooded killer, ANVC(B) on Thursday said the militant leader has started a reign of terror in Garo Hills.
Mentionably, Norok has deserted ANVC(B) and floated his own outfit under the banner of United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA).
Shillong, May 23: The outgoing students of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Shillong, were on Thursday told by a fashion veteran to stay back in this picturesque state and work for the upliftment of local artisans and their economy.
Dean of Ambedkar University’s School of Design, Delhi, Prof Jatin Bhatt, who is a veteran in the field of fashion having known to work for almost three decades, called upon the outgoing graduates of Accessory Design, NIFT Shillong, to stay back here and give back what they have learnt.
SHILLONG, May 22: The Shillong High Court on Wednesday set aside the order of West Garo hills district administration to book the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Chairman, Champion R Sangma, under Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA). According to Court, the district administration had failed to get the approval of the state government before booking the GNLA chief under the MPDA.
SHILLONG, May 22: With the Chancellor of the controversial CMJ University, CM Jha, still at large, State police on Wednesday maintained that he will be arrested at an ‘appropriate time’.
The delay in arresting Jha by the CID, that is investigating the CMJ University scam, has raised concerns from many who are stunned by this latest education scam that has hit the state and its students’ community. Speculations are aplenty that Jha must have used his political links to escape the arrest so far.
Shillong, May 22: Khasi Student Union - North Khasi Hills District (KSU-NKHD) has suspended its two-day office picketing in Ri-Bhoi District. The decision came after the assurance from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Ri-Bhoi to carry out spot inspection of the illegal land encroachment by Assam at Hima Nongspung.
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.
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