SHILLONG, May 30: NEHU staffs under the banner of Joint Action Committee (JAC) have decided to hold ‘total non cooperation movement’ against the University Vice – Chancellor (VC) starting from Thursday itself until their demands are met.
Teachers under NEHUTA and non- teaching staffs under NEHUNSA, jointly under the JAC, on Thursday had staged protest by wearing black badges to oppose against VC, Prof AN Rai, for dishonouring the agreement signed with them earlier on May 17 last.
Williamnagar, May 29: The town of Williamnagar was in for a rude shock when NGOs of the region found cement in bags of sugar from a very prominent supplier. The incident happened on Tuesday when some NGOs, namely, the Garo Students Union (GSU), the All India Garo Union (AIGU) along with few others went on surprise visit to the offices of a distributor by the name of Nanhelal Agarwal, wherein they alleged to have found cement mixed with sugar in the bags.
Nongstoin, May 29: A woman identified as Khristina Diengngan of Porkhadoh village, West Khasi Hills was seriously injured when she was shot at close range by one Hoding Diengngan of the same village.
The incident took place on May 26 last at Pyndengshahlang village, of Maweit area, West Khasi Hills.
SHILLONG, May 29: Forty-eight year old Selekost Shadap his wife Bahunlang Rympei and seven children were ostracized from the Mawrong village under the Ri Bhoi district by the executive committee of the Dorbar on the allegation that they were mehsohnoh (one who practice witchcraft) even as the victim later found that his name was in the job card holder list under the NREGS and that he had been paid wages which he had never withdrawn.
SHILLONG, May 29: For the first time in history, Meghalaya has won 26 medals in the National Games for the Deaf, organized by the All India Council of Deaf (AICD) at Aurangabad.
This feat was accomplished by students of Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre, Ri Bhoi, representing the state of Meghalaya who had participated in athletics events. Differently abled children from 25 states of India had participated in the competition.
SHILLONG, May 28: With the latest Naxalite attack on a Congress Convoy in Chhattisgarh still afresh, which resulted in killing of atleast 30 people including senior Congress leaders and several others injured, the latest intelligence revelation on militant activities in Meghalaya will send strong shock waves across.
Latest intelligence reports reveal that inspired by the ideologies of the Naxalites operating in the Eastern part of the country a new outfit has been formed christened ‘All Meghalaya Volunteers Liberation Army (AMVLA)’. The outfit claims that all sections of people can join and fight for the common cause ‘Freedom’ and ‘Sovereignty’ and headed by presently the most wanted militant in Meghalaya – Sohan D Shira.
SHILLONG, May 28: An annual Plan size for the year 2013-14 for Meghalaya was finalized at Rs 4,151 crore at New Delhi on Tuesday at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
“Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts of state government in expediting pace of development. He said performance in financial management is good and achievements in human development index are satisfactory and that Meghalaya needs to focus more on high dropout rates,” an official said.
Shillong, May 28: The Meghalaya High Court on Monday quashed an order for the appointment of Loma Jyrwa as Mission Director of State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).
Passing judgment on a writ petition filed by Angela Rangad and represented by H S Thangkiew, N Mozika and Associates, challenging the appointment of Jyrwa, retired Deputy Director of Social Welfare Department, the Bench of Justice T Nandakumar Singh said the appointment of Jyrwa to the post of Mission Director is “invalid or illegal”.
SHILLONG, May 28: A father, who has been struggling to ensure his ailing three children get the required treatment to survive from a disease for sixteen years long, on Tuesday decided to knock on the door of the Court seeking its permission to commit-suicide and ending the life of this Children as well.
Shillong, May 27: In a peculiar case, one Congressman has questioned the legitimacy of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s surname and demanded for cancellation of his Caste Certificate.
Tennydard M Marak of Nokgilawe, Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, who is the Chief Organizing Secretary of the Williamnagar Congress Committee (WCC) and also the President of local Block Congress Committee (BCC) has contended that Mukul cannot claim himself to be from ‘Sangma’ clan as neither of his parents come from the ‘Sangma’ clan of Garo Tribals.
Mukul’s mother is late Roshanara Begum and father is Binoy Bhusan Marak.
Shillong, May 27: In a move to express their sincerity towards returning to mainstream society by signing the Settlement Pact, the ANVC(B) has decided to undertake social works like donating blood, clean rivers and teach underprivileged children for free. The outfit, however, rued that the state Home Minister Roshan Warjri has not paid them a visit yet .
Raka Momin, who is the Personal Secretary to ANVC(B) Chairman, informed that the outfit took these three resolutions recently, but had planned to declare them in the presence of the Home Minister.
SHILLONG, May 27: A city Court on Monday remanded CMJ University Director Manjit Kaur to 14-days judicial custody after she surrendered herself following the non-bailable arrest warrants issued against her and two others.
“The Court has remanded her (Kaur) to 14-days judicial custody after she surrendered today (Monday),” public prosecutor IC Jha told reporters here.
Kaur has, however, approached for a bail which was kept pending for two days by the court.
SHILLONG, May 27: The Shillong High Court on Monday ordered the High Level Scrutiny Committee of Officials (HLSCO) – a government constituted committee probing into alleged tampering of score-sheets – to submit its repot within two months time.
The HLSCO was asked to complete its inquiry within two months on the appointment of assistant teachers in government lower primary schools in the state which was exposed in the findings of the CBI, sources informed here.
SHILLONG, May 27: The Tibetan Parliament In Exile (TPIE) has urged the Indian government, centre and state governments including Meghalaya, to put diplomatic pressure on China to free Tibet.
The TPIE is currently engaged in a massive ‘All India Parliamentary Lobby Campaign’ for the nation’s timely support to end the crisis in their home land. In the North-East zone, the eighth and final leg of the lobby campaign kick-started in Shillong on May 23 with a mass solidarity candlelight vigil led by members of TPIE besides a series of successful lobbying campaign in West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.
Shillong, May 26: The recent explosion in the nefarious activities by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) may look like the outfit is trying to further expand its reign of terror in Garo Hills wherein it has openly been threatening even the MLAs and political leaders. But this is a result of fallout between various leaders in the outfit.
Sources have revealed that the problems in the outfit began soon after GNLA Chairman, Champion R Sangma, was arrested and pushed back to Indian authorities. This had sent out a clear signal that GNLA C-in –C Sohan D Shira and Champion were not in good terms anymore, as the former did not try to rescue the latter or even bail him out when in custody in Bangladesh. So the supporters of Champion were disgruntled with Sohan, who almost immediately stopped their services to the outfit.
New Delhi/Raipur, May 26 (IANS): A shocked India on Sunday condemned the attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh that left nearly 30 people dead, including the party's state chief and the 'Salwa Judum' founder, and asserted that such attacks will not intimidate the country or affect its resolve to fight extremism.
The central home ministry has sought a detailed report from the Chhattisgarh government on the Saturday evening incident in which a large number of Maoists attacked a Congress convoy, official sources said Sunday. The state is scheduled to have assembly elections by the year-end.
Tura, May 26: The increased and illegal quarrying of stones has been leaving an irreversible footprint on the West Garo Hills region. The system is so widespread that hill after hills are being cut down to provide for increasing demands of not the state but also of neighbouring Bangladesh. Though putting a figure on the exact amount is difficult, however rough estimates would put the figure of the business close to about Rs 200 crores per year.
Agartala, May 25 (IANS): In a major policy change, Bangladesh will allow India ferry foodgrains for the mountainous northeastern states via its territory, a Tripura minister said here.
"Initially, the Bangladesh government has agreed to transport 10,000 tonnes of foodgrains for Tripura through its territory," Tripura Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bhanulal Saha informed.
Shillong, May 25: For the first time, the women wing of the ANVC(B) has come forward to publicly announce their presence and reasons to join the outfit and be trained in guerrilla warfare.
In a press communiqué, leader of the women wing of ANVC(B), Silan Ginchi Marak, said they joined the breakaway faction because neither police nor government was helping them while they were alone and vulnerable.
Tura, May 25: The 25th of May will always remain a very historic day for the people of Kilapara, Dalu, in the West Garo Hills. It will be the day when people would remember the heroics of 9 men who laid their lives in trying to protect refugees from Bangladesh from the incoming Pakistani army tirade. May 25, 1971, will be remembered for the people of the region who did all they could to ensure the attack was repulsed and lives were saved. It will from henceforth be completely etched in the memory through the set up of a War Memorial honoring the martyrs of the day and the felicitation of one who lived to tell the tale.
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