Monthly Archives: January 2013

12 candidates file papers on first day

Our Bureau  SHILLONG/TURA: Two cabinet ministers — Ampareen Lyngdoh and John Antonius Lyngdoh – were among 12 candidates who filed nominations for February 23 Assembly elections in the State on Wednesday, the day the Election department set the poll process rolling by issuing election notifications. Urban Affairs Minister filed her nomination papers for the Shillong East constituency while Social Welfare Minister would contest from [Full Article...]

Ampareen, JA Lyngdoh confident

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The two sitting legislators-Ampareen Lyngdoh and John Antonius Lyngdoh who filed their nominations on Wednesday expressed confidence on retaining their seats in the upcoming Assembly election in the State. Ampareen who will contest from Shillong East said, “I would be more than happy if I get a chance to serve the people of the State again.” The sitting Laitumkhrah legislator [Full Article...]

HDR’s downfall certain, says UDP nominee

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: UDP candidate from Sohiong Breston Kharbuli has said that the lack of development in various parts of the constituency would bring downfall of the sitting Congress legislator HDR Lyngdoh. “There is a strong wave for a change. People now want a new representative,” Kharbuli told reporters after filing his nomination papers here on Wednesday. Despite representing Sohiong in the Assembly [Full Article...]

Ex-NEC official’s kin convicted

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The Shillong Bench of the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday convicted two more persons, who are relatives of the former NEC official, VK Lyngdoh, in connection with siphoning off several crores of rupees meant for cultivation of medicinal plants. Earlier, the court had convicted three NEC officials in connection with the case. The case dates back to 1997-98 when the [Full Article...]

Another MPDA jolt for Champion

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: A day after the East Garo Hills district administration booked the jailed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion Sangma under the Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act (MPDA), West Garo Hills followed suit even as his lawyer decided to challenge the orders. West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi informed that the GNLA chief has been booked under the MPDA on [Full Article...]

Charcoal trade on despite ban

From Our Correspondent  NONGSTOIN: In complete defiance of the Supreme Court ban on the commercialization and use of charcoal, trucks in West Khasi Hills District can be seen ferrying the material almost everyday. One such truck bearing registration no AS01DC- 5072 skidded and capsized on the road between Nongstoin and Rambrai on Tuesday. Fortunately the driver and his assistant escaped unhurt. Media reports have [Full Article...]

Cabinet to discuss Lokpal Bill today

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will discuss the amendments to the Lokpal Bill on Thursday. The Cabinet will discuss the key amendments proposed to the bill by the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha, where the bill is pending since last year. The committee was formed to look into the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha members for the Lokpall Bill.

Mahila Cong castigates leadership over ticket distribution

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: The All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) general secretary Poonam Rani Wangkhem, who is the in-charge of women’s cell of Congress in Meghalaya, has admitted that the ‘disastrous distribution of tickets’ by the leadership has compelled several prominent leaders to leave the party. Addressing members of the Shillong North Mahila Block Congress on Wednesday, Wangkhem regretted that several ticket aspirants, who [Full Article...]