Monthly Archives: September 2012

106 BPL families receives Indira Awaas Yojana

106 BPL families receives Indira Awaas Yojana Nongpoh : Chief Adviser to the State Government and MPCC President Dr. D.D Lapang hands over the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) work order to over 106 BPL families from all over Ri Bhoi District, at Nongpoh Community Hall, Sajer on Saturday. (ST)

‘Possible jailbreak averted’

Champion Sangma (R) with his lawyer Sujit Dey: Hand in glove? 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 prevented the move and sealed the anomalies on time. Alleging that Champion’s lawyer Sujit Dey had bribed the jail staff including the Jailor, Krishan on Saturday [Full Article...]

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 allegations on Saturday. While observing cease work, over 40 jail staff shouted slogans inside the jail premises demanding the immediate removal of Krishan. However, following assurance from [Full Article...]

Reverend arrested for sexually abusing minors

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The police along with Child Line rescued six children from New Life Home, a hostel at Nongrimmaw in Laitumkhrah here on Saturday, after it was alleged that the owner of this hostel, Reverend Sangkunga Miller had been sexually abusing the minor children staying there. Reverend Miller was arrested on late Friday night but was subsequently admitted to the Civil Hospital [Full Article...]

7 years on, Garo Hills victims still await justice

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: While the people of Tura and Williamnagar remember the victims of September 30, 2005 firing incident with prayers and tears, inaction against the erring officials is what has hurt the victims and their relatives the most. Nine people were gunned down by security forces during a protest against shifting of the the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) headquarters from [Full Article...]

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 its service, 20 of them in East Khasi Hills, the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority is providing legal help free of [Full Article...]

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 U Soso Tham Conference Hall, 10 NGOs along with 70 Rangbah Shnong urged the Government to “to stop talking and start acting” on [Full Article...]

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 and detention of Dr WN Sangma by the police. A day after the MMSA turned down the request from the State Government to wait for the [Full Article...]