Monthly Archives: October 2012

Panel to meet legal experts

Implementation of ILP in Garo Hills   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: As the Inner Line Permit based on Bengal Frontier Regulation Act, 1873 cannot be applied to Garo Hills, the High Level Committee (HLC) on influx has decided to seek opinion from the legal experts in this regard. The committee would meet legal experts during its next sitting scheduled for November 15. “We would [Full Article...]

Speaker to seek response from NCP ‘defectors’

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope has decided to write to all the 11 ‘defected’ NCP legislators to know if they officially merged with the newly-formed National People’s Party (NPP). The Speaker will issue a letter on November 7 on the basis of the complaint lodged by NCP legislator and Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai. “A week’s time will be given to [Full Article...]

Tynsong flays land tenure system

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Forest and Environmental Minister Prestone Tynsong has blamed the present land tenure system for the failure of many developmental projects to take off in the State. “This (land tenure system) is the greatest bottleneck when it comes to implementation of the various laws and acts passed by Parliament and the state Assembly,” Tynsong said, addressing the valedictory function of Wildlife [Full Article...]

Toshan leaves judges in tears with his powerful soprano

Shillong boy storms into finals of India’s Got Talent, Season 4   By Ibankyntiew Mawrie SHILLONG: Setting out with the belief that music can break all language barriers, Shillong’s very own Toshanbor Singh Nongbet stormed into the finals of the reality show – India’s Got Talent, Season 4. When Toshan sang the famous operatic number ‘Nessun Dorma’ by Puccini from the Italian opera Turandot, [Full Article...]

Govt official in paddy stealing case

From Our Correspondent JOWAI: Nineteen sacks of paddy weighing around 1900 kgs were allegedly stolen by some miscreants including a government official from the house of one Ms. Bun Kam (Sariang) of Lumstong village Nongjngi in West Jaintia hills District recently. According to a complaint lodged by Ms. Kam with Jowai Police, on Tuesday last week, four persons — Mar Snieh and Rime Mulen [Full Article...]

DC confident of recovering money from Umroi MLA

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Ri-Bhoi Deputy Commissioner Akashdeep Singh has said the he is confident of recovering Rs 8 crore out of total Rs 10 crore from the Umroi legislator Stanly Wiss Rymbai, which the district administration had paid to the legislator for the acquisition of Mawpalai plantations in Ri-Bhoi. Talking to The Shillong Times over telephone on Tuesday, the Deputy Commissioner said, “We [Full Article...]

Police custody

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: A city court on Tuesday remanded six persons arrested in connection with the murder of one Losber Pyngrope (45) at Thangbnai village near Mawlyngngot in East Khasi Hills on Monday to five-day police custody. The arrested persons — Phrangsngi Pyngrope (23), Mong Pyngrope (23), Rojak Pyngrope (22), Philis Pyngrope (26), Speak Pyngrope (45) and Saian Kshiar (75) — allegedly murdered [Full Article...]

Sandy toll 33

New York: Megastorm Sandy hit the US East coast with fierce force on Tuesday, claiming at least 33 lives across seven states, plunging millions of homes into darkness. (PTI)