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February 2013

CEO appeals for calm on counting day

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Following the peaceful conduct of election in the State on February 23, Chief Electoral Officer P Naik on Wednesday urged the people to remain calm during the counting of votes on Thursday. "I appeal to the people…

Fate of 345 candidates to be decided today

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Amid anxiety and suspense, the fate of 345 candidates, who contested the 60 Assembly seats, will be known on Thursday with the counting of votes starting at 8 am amidst tight security across 13 centres in the…

Congress projects four names for CM’s post

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Though the final results of the Assembly election in Meghalaya are expected only by 12 noon on Thursday, the Congress party has already projected four probable candidates for the Chief Minister's post. Congress…

Live telecast of election results

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Citizens of Shillong can sit at home and get minute by minute information on the vote counting trend and results on Thursday as local TV channels like PCN and Ri-Khasi Channel & DDK, Shillong will provide live…

Market fire kills 3 in Jaintia Hills

From Our Correspondent JOWAI: A fire incident that broke out in Sohkymphor village market in East Jaintia Hills District on Tuesday around 9:30 pm claimed three lives including a woman, her eight-month-old child and her three-year-old…

Sex racket busted in city, 11 arrested

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The State police on Wednesday busted a sex racket which was flourishing in a city hotel located at Police Bazar. Acting on a tip off, police conducted a raid at Bela Lodge in Police Bazar and arrested five females…

Sharp decline in women work participation

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The percentage of women work participation in the State in general and Jaintia Hills in particular marked a decline in 2009-10 with only 26 percent compared to 33.3 percent in 2004-2005, says a senior project…