Meghalaya

Regional

BJP’s ‘mission 84’ in Assam faces threat from ULFA

Guwahati: The BJP’s ‘Mission 84’ (winning 84 out of 126 Assembly seats in Assam in 2016 polls) has apparently come under thre-at of the outlawed militant group , United Liberation Front of Assam (Indepen-dent) or the ULFA (I) that warned of using force to stymie all activities of the saffron party in Assam after [Full Article...]

National

EC notice to 20 parties including HSPDP, UDP

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday issued showcause notices to 20 political parties including two Meghalaya parties — HSPDP, UDP and NPP over failure to file poll expense statements on time and warned them of derocognition if it is not done within a fortnight. “Final opportunity is being given hereby to comply [Full Article...]

International

40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail

Karachi: Pakistan on Friday announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, mostly fishermen, from a jail here, a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the SAARC Summit. “Pakistan is releasing 40 Indian prisoners (5 civil prisoners and 35 fishermen) tomorrow, who will [Full Article...]

Sports

West Garo Hills beat All Jaintia Cricket Association

SHILLONG: In the Inter District Under -19 age category Cricket Tournament organized by Meghalaya Cricket Association, West Garo Hills registered an easy win over All Jaintia Cricket Association and virtually assured a place in the semi-finals line up. Winning the toss, West Garo put in All Jaintia to bat first.  The latter could manage [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Sexual harassment

    THE revised Central service conduct rules approved by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) lay down that government employees promising preferential treatment or threatening detrimental treatment to women on the job front will be held accountable for sexual harassment. It has been made clear that implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment and threat of detrimental treatment about future employment status will be considered sexual harassment also. If a government employee interferes with a female colleague’s work or creates a hostile environment and metes out humiliating treatment affecting [Full Article...]