Monthly Archives: February 2013

Champion’s trial to take another six months

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: GNLA chief Champion Sangma’s ongoing trial in the court is expected to take another six months for completion. Sangma was produced in the court on Wednesday and during the day two more witnesses were examined by the court. Government Prosecutor IC Jha on Wednesday told media persons that altogether 21 witnesses are to be examined by the court in relation [Full Article...]

Govt employees in Jaintia Hills denied right to vote

From Our Correspondent JOWAI: In a startling revelation, many Government servants from West Jaintia Hills District were denied their fundamental right to vote in the February 23 election in the State despite having applied for postal ballot papers through the prescribed Form 12, since West Jaintia Hills Deputy Commissioner, Peter S Dkhar, who is also the District Election Officer, failed to process the forms [Full Article...]

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 of the State to maintain law and order during and after the counting of polls,” Naik said. He also thanked the voters, candidates, [Full Article...]

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 State. Chief Electoral Officer P Naik on Wednesday said that the first results will be known by 10 am. Over 13 lakh voters [Full Article...]

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 sources on Wednesday informed that the names of Dr Mukul Sangma, DD Lapang, HDR Lyngdoh and Prestone Tynsong are doing the rounds for the Chief Minister’s post. [Full Article...]

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 telecast of the entire counting process from 8 am. DDK, Shillong will telecast live the counting of votes which will be available on [Full Article...]

Enrolment of children: Meghalaya ranks below national average

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Around one-fourth of the children between the age group of 15-16 years in the State are in the ‘Not in School’ category, the percentage which is above the national average and much higher than the neighbouring states, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2012 has revealed. The study which was conducted across seven districts of the State covering 30 [Full Article...]

Market fire kills 3 in Jaintia Hills

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 niece, who was an orphan. Sources informed that the victims were identified as Durga Lyngdoh (19), her eight-month-old daughter and her three-year-old niece, Hasina Lyngdoh, who was the [Full Article...]