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.
SHILLONG, May 06: Caught in a catch – 22 situation over the entire state of affairs of CMJ University Scam, the students of the University on Monday petitioned before the state government asking it to repeal the recent Governor’s ruling on the Bachelor and Master Degrees, requesting that the University be allowed to conduct the examination which is scheduled to be held on May 24.
SHILLONG, May 05: Despite failing to win a single seat in the recently held Meghalaya Assembly election 2013, the BJP is firm to make its presence felt in the state’s political arena by fielding candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the Shillong seat.
BJP Meghalaya unit General Secretary Dipayan Chakraborty informed reporters that the party is definitely going to contest next year’s Lok Sabha polls by fielding its candidate for the Shillong seat.
Shillong, May 05: The Meghalaya Medical Services Association (MMSA) has refuted the claim of renowned Mumbai based psychiatrist Dr. AL Deshpande that 70 out of hundred people living in state have alcoholic problem and have questioned the basis of this claim.
Refuting the statement of Dr. Deshpande, MMSA General Secretary Dr A War said “this is ‘outrageously incorrect’ and we challenge him on what studies is this statement based on, who has made this study”.
SHILLONG, May 05: In order to make shopping in Shillong’s main market - Iewduh, a more pleasant and sanitary experience for the shoppers, the Hima Mylliem and the people involved with the parking lot located at Khlieh Iewduh conducted a cleaning drive at the parking lot on Sunday evening.
Shillong, May 05: With the theme “Save the World through Service”, a rally was organized on Sunday so as to create awareness on the evils that have cropped up in the society like drugs and substance abuse, rise of crimes against women and children.
The Leadership Training Service (LTS) of different schools came together at St Margaret’s School Auditorium, following which the program began on a positive note with Mother Teresa’s words “Hungry not only for bread, but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing, but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks, but homeless because of rejection.”
SHILLONG, May 04: The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Saturday declared the 2013 results of the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) for the three streams – Science, Commerce and Vocational stream.
However, unlike the previous year, this time the male candidates are said to have outshined their counterparts. Out of 3238 candidates who appeared in the Science stream, a total of 2373 (with males-1199 and females-1174) have been declared successful.
SHILLONG, May 04: It is indeed a moment of pride for ‘St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School’ when as many as eleven of its students have successfully made it to the top ten positions in the Science and Commerce stream results of the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) declared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) here on Saturday.
Aizawl, May 04 (IANS): The Planning Commission has asked the Mizoram government to create an investor-friendly environment to promote handloom, handicrafts, food and bamboo based industries in the northeastern state using locally available resources, an official said here Saturday.
The suggestion was made during a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in New Delhi Thursday.
SHILLONG, May 03: Seventy out of hundred people living in Meghalaya have alcoholic problem, sixty percent in Assam and fifty-five percent in mainland India, revealed a study conducted on random basis. The revelation was made by renowned Mumbai based psychiatrist Dr. AL Deshpande, who is in the expert panel of Aamir Khan popular TV programme “Satyamev Jayate.”
He pointed that one of the reason for high consumption of liquor in North Eastern Region (NER) is because “alcohol consumption is part of the customary practices of the tribal.”
SHILLONG, May 03: A day after the KSU members served 24-hour ultimatum to the state government to release the two arrested members - Johnny Lyngdoh and Teiborlang Nongbri, the state police on Friday said that they were not going to release until the enquiry is complete.
SHILLONG, May 02: The state CID sleuths sealed the CMJ University located at Laitumkhrah late on Thursday night after it obtained an order from the district court. The court order came late night and the CID sleuths immediately sealed the university.
Simultaneous the four-member state CID team that had left for Guwahati has reportedly seized some documents relating to the CM Jha University from some reputed colleges in Guwahati. However, details of the seizures and name of the colleges are still awaited.
SHILLONG, May 02: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Thursday set a 24-hour deadline to the state government demanding the release of its arrested members.
Mentionably, on Tuesday night, KSU Mawlai unit general secretary Johnny Lyngdoh and Demseiniong KSU unit member Teilang Nongbri were picked up by the police for their alleged involvement in the vandalism incident during April 4 last KSU procession in Laitumkhrah. The court has also granted seven days police custody.
Nongstoin, May 02: A powerful hailstorm on Thursday morning killed one person and injured another 28 persons critically in West Khasi hills region.
A heavy cyclonic storm hit several villages of West Khasi hills district at about 1.45 am. The villages include Umjaru, Mawsiangbah, Mawsiej, Nongkhniang , Mawroh Mawlangniang and Nongkdait Village under Nongstoin C& RD Block.
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