SHILLONG, April 05: Unknown miscreants on Thursday evening pelted stones at the official vehicle of State Social Welfare Minster, Deborah Marak which was parked at Main Secretariat.
SHILLONG, April 05: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Friday said that it would shoot a ‘letter of protest’ demanding the Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council (KAADC) to immediately stop the recent illegal activities by Assam government at Sabuda village and its neighboring villages in Ri Bhoi district on ground that the notification of Assam Governor in 1951 clearly stated the areas falls under the Council’s jurisdiction of the state.
Shillong, April 05: The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) has expressed its discontentment over the recent decision of the Delhi University (DU) to make Hindi as a compulsory subject in Major Indian Languages (MIL) and termed it ‘discrimination towards the indigenous peoples of the North Eastern Region’.
SHILLONG, April 05: Known for his unique showmanship on stage, his trademark style and utmost dedication to music legend Bob Dylan, Shillong’s own Lou Majaw turns 66 next week and he feels younger and fresh to continue promoting peace through music.
Noted artist from Meghalaya Lou Majaw has expressed deep concern on the present trend where young people in the North East region are gradually discarding their roots to embrace 'foreign culture'. Lou Majaw also expressed his despair on seeing majority of the politicians in the country abusing their power and not 'using their power' for the betterment of the people.
Stones pelted at shops, Red alert sounded
SHILLONG, April 04: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) rally to observe the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ as well the Union’s 35th anniversary on Thursday evening turned out to be a nightmare for city dwellers as numerous shops were vandalized, vehicles damaged, tourist and shopkeepers beaten up by the activists participating in the rally.
• UG medical college, nursing college, cancer centre at super-specialty hospital soon •
SHILLONG, April 02: North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) will soon boast of three more branches under its wing – an undergraduate MBBS medical college, nursing college and regional cancer centre. For this purpose, the centre has sanctioned Rs 280 crores, announced Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, April 02: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Tuesday appointed Madonbai Rymbai as the new leader of the Congress MDCs in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC), after Lamdibok Sumer relinquished his post as the Council’s Chief Executive Member (CEM) on Monday.
The decision was announced by MPCC president Dr DD Lapang on Tuesday after serious pondering over the matter and thorough consultations.
TURA, April 02: The trial for Williamnagar gang-rape case is all set to begin from Wednesday. With the fate of the 16 accused hanging in the balance, most people of the state would be looking at the case through open eyes to see what kind of punishment is meted out to the accused.
The victim, who has sought the justice of the court and who has not had a very easy time of late, has promised to fight on.
SHILLONG, April 02: About ten villages under Hima Nongspung, Ri Bhoi District will be supplied with electricity from Assam. These villages include Patgang, Bilpara, Halher, Baklapara, Lyngkhung, Hawla, Jimbrignag, Balakhawa, Bernongsai while two other villages Ranibari and Akhoinijira were connected since February 2013.
According to reports, Assam is preparing to provide electrification to these villages falling under Meghalaya’s jurisdiction. Assam has been laying down cemented electric post for the purpose.
SHILLONG, April 02: Looking at the present scenario of India, ‘All is not Well’ stated Nongthymmai legislator Dr Jemino Mawthoh while speaking Silver Jubilee celebration of the second ‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ or ‘KNIT India Movement’ at Lady Keane College, here on Tuesday.
‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ is a legendary mission which was led by none other than internationally acclaimed social worker and reformer Baba Amte in the early 80’s.
SHILLONG, April 01: In order to improve the quality of investigation, Meghalaya’s Home department has proposed to separate investigation from the other functions of the Police.
“There will be a dedicated team of officers to deal with investigation alone. With proper training and experience over time, this should lead to faster investigation, better investigation and higher convictions. Then only the deterrent effect of law would become visible,” Meghalaya Home Minister, Roshan Warjri, informed on Monday here.
SHILLONG, April 01: Former Rajya Sabha member Robert Kharshiing has offered to withdraw his Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the Meghalaya government on the Williamnagar gang rape case if government complies with his list of demands including to make all the fast track courts functional in the state.
Shillong, March 31: While the Shillong city battles chaotic traffic and urbanization leading to congestion, there seem to be no immediate plans in the government think tank to de-congest the hill city and its roads.
And the worse is only feared as more attention is being given to Shillong, especially areas like Keating Road, Police Bazaar, Laitumkhrah and others, which are already reeling under heavy congestion.
SHILLONG, March 31: The CSWO has expresses its disapproval to the practice by the Banks and the various offices of the Government whereby many of the Government Servant especially women are made to work exhaustingly till late at midnight towards the end of the closing of financial year, march end.
Shillong, March 31: The World Water Day was observed just a few days ago. The day marks the sustainable and balanced use of water so as to make water available to all. But a stark contrast presents a different picture of water scarcity. Shillong has always had the privilege of being a place with an ample rainfall, serene location and a good climate. But these aspects of the City which gives it an outwardly charm fails to magnify its inner drawbacks in terms of civic amenities.
TURA, March 27: According to Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, the electricity and water woes of the Garo Hills region would continue.
He said this during the felicitation programme for him and his cabinet colleagues organized by the ruling Congress party in Tura on Monday.
Guwahati, March 27: Trusted lieutenant of ULFA’s Commander-in-Chief Paresh Baruah – Bijoy Chinese continues to endorse Baruah’s ideals and principles. Chinese said he has come over ground to hold negotiations but refused to elaborately explain his plans and strategies.
TURA, March 26: Tura, which has been a tolerant place for women who feel safe to take a walk even late at night, was rocked by a case of domestic violence and ostracism that came to light when Preeti Sangma (name changed) filed a case against her husband for violence, loss of dignity and ostracism by her in-laws.
The case came to light when Preeti, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, said she has been tortured by her Garo husband over the last four years and when she complained this to the local police station, the lady police officers allegedly humiliated her in front of others.
SHILLONG, March 26: Civil Society for Women Organization (CSWO) President Agnes Kharshiing was on Tuesday morning arrested from her house at Laitumkhrah.
She was arrested at about 6 am following a police complaint filed by the Meghalaya Secretariat Administrative Department (SAD) Deputy Secretary E Lyngdoh with the Sardar police station against Kharshiing for forcibly entering the main secretariat along with two other women without proper authorization. The complaint was filed on March 20 last under section 353, 447 and 180 of Indian Panel Code.
Shillong, March 26: Following the arrest of the CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing on Tuesday morning, who was later released on regular bail, various NGOs of the state have asked the state government to provide them with the CCTV footage of Secretariat, on the basis of which the social activist was arrested.
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