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September 2012

‘Possible jailbreak averted’

Champion’s lawyer accused of bribing jailor, staff By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The jailed GNLA chairman Champion Sangma would have perhaps gone the Full Moon Dhar way in effecting a jail break had the DG (Prisons) Kulbir Krishan not…

Jail staff demand DG’s removal

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The staff of the Shillong district jail have given a 10-day deadline for the removal of Director General (Prison) Kulbir Krishan alleging highhandedness on part of the senior police official who rubbished the…

Lawyers who fight for the needy

By Afaque Hussain  SHILLONG: At a time when the rich and powerful have easy access to justice the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority have come to the rescue of the poor who cannot afford to take the legal course. With 38 lawyers at…

NGOs, headmen push for ILP

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Prominent NGOs along with headmen from the city and its outskirts on Saturday unanimously decided to put pressure on the State government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the State. In a meeting at the…

MMSA holds stir

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Medical Service Association (MMSA) has decided to keep their State-wide stir to be held here on Monday on hold temporarily, following the government’s offer of talks over the issue of alleged assault…

Justice Kabir sworn in as CJI

New Delhi: Justice Altmas Kabir, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was Saturday sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of the office by President Pranab Mukherjee. Justice Kabir has succeeds S.H.…

12-hour Tura bandh on Monday

From Our Correspondent  TURA: After getting no response from the District Administration followign its 36-hour hunger strike, the Tura Government College Students’ Union (TGCSU) have called for a 12-hour Tura bandh on Monday. TGCSU…