Daily Archives: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Bandh takes toll on government, private properties

Bandh  takes toll on government, private properties Stray incidents marked the 12-hour bandh called by 10 pressure groups demanding introduction of ILP: (From L to R) One of the two dumper trucks torched by unknown miscreants at Pyndengrei, Nongstoin; a damaged tourist taxi at Nongmynsong; partially damaged PWD office (Nongpoh division) at Nongpoh, A torched bike at Nongmynsong. (Photos: Our Nongstoin, Nongpoh correspondents & UB)

Mawrie’s faulty conclusions

Editor, While agreeing that witchcraft, black magic, evil spirits are universal phenomena which some believe in even today, one fails to understand few conjectures of Barnes Marie in his article dated Aug 28 in this paper. From time immemorial, the word menshohnoh has no connection with the Pnars of Jaintia Hills. A menshohnoh is associated with an individual or family which supposedly rears U [Full Article...]

Influx: the need to work together, not against one another

By Toki Blah In Meghalaya when we talk about Influx and of the unregulated entry of outsiders into the state what exactly do we mean?  We can no longer afford to beat about the bush over whom and what do we mean by outsiders. For the last 40 years, for whatever reasons, the word ‘mynder’ was translated to mean foreigner when it actually means [Full Article...]

Stray violence marks bandh, 14 held

Stray violence marks bandh, 14 held SHILLONG/TURA NONGPOH: Stray incidents of violence marked the 12-hour bandh called by 10 organisations demanding the introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya to regulate the entry of outsiders into the state, even as police have arrested 14 persons for their alleged involvement in arson during the bandh hours. Almost all government establishments, including financial and educational institutions, remained closed in [Full Article...]

Night road blockade from tomorrow

SHILLONG: Intensifying their agitation for implementation of ILP in the State, the ten NGOs led by KSU and FKJGP have announced a road blockage for three nights in the entire state as their second round of agitation beginning from September 4. The night road blockade would be effective from 9 pm till 5 am of the following day. “We have decided to intensify our [Full Article...]

Doctor attacked while driving in city

The damaged vehicle of Dr Sandi Syiem. (UB) SHILLONG:  Noted psychiatrist of Meghalaya and the North East, Dr Sandi Syiem was attacked during the bandh hours on Monday while he was on his way to SANKER Nursing Home at Mawlai Mawroh. Normally those who sponsor bandhs and other forms of  agitations would  exempt hospitals and other essential services from the purview of the bandh but Monday’s blatant attack on  Dr Syiem has [Full Article...]

All-party meet deferred to Sept 5

SHILLONG: Government has deferred Tuesday’s all-party meeting on ILP to September 5 following a request from UDP. Informing this here on Monday, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said that UDP made a request to fix the meeting to a new date. Meanwhile, UDP president Dr Donkupar Roy said that he had made a personal request to the Chief Minister to postpone the meeting to [Full Article...]

Rift in Cong over ILP

SHILLONG:  Division in Congress over implementation of Inner Line Permit has come to light with the Pynthorumkhrah Youth Congress (Langkyrding, Lumphira Unit) openly supporting the ten organisations demanding introduction of the same in the state. Opposing the statement of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma in which he claimed Congress retained power because people had rejected the ILP as a mechanism to solve the influx [Full Article...]