FIR against Army for killing two unarmed civilians in GH

FIR against Army for killing two unarmed civilians in GH School teacher, petty vendor shot dead in a case of mistaken identity TURA: The families of two civilians shot dead by army personnel in Rajasimla area on Wednesday night have filed FIRs with North Garo Hills Police seeking action against the perpetrators of the cold blooded murder of their loved ones. Rajasimla school teacher Alphius M Momin (35) and Sweetbirth D Marak (30), a [Full Article...]

Army orders probe

SHILLONG: The Army has ordered a detailed investigation into the incident of killing of two civilians including a teacher at Kharkutta in a case of mistaken identity on Wednesday night. However, police have taken exception to the Army operations as they had not informed the police personnel about the operations which was mandatory unless it is was a hot pursuit. In a statement issued [Full Article...]

Former ANVC c-in-c in police custody for seven days

TURA: Arrested former ANVC commander-in-chief Jerome Momin was granted seven-day police custody after he was produced before the court in Williamnagar on Thursday. Police had on Wednesday evening arrested Jerome for allegedly selling sophisticated weapons and ammunition to self-styled commander-in-chief of banned GNLA, Sohan D Shira, in exchange of money worth Rs.17 lakh. Police produced Jerome before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate [Full Article...]

Jowai school principal accused of kidnapping two girls

JOWAI: Jowai Police has registered a case under appropriate sections of the IPC against the pastor of KJP Synod Mihngi, also the Principal of KJP Synod Higher Secondary School, Jowai, for allegedly kidnapping two minor girls, residents of Demthring village, on Wednesday night. According to police, Meshak Shylla, Principal of KJP Synod Hr. Sec. School, along with his friend allegedly kidnapped the girls in [Full Article...]

Surrendered ultra among 3 lynched in GH

TURA: While a surrendered GNLA cadre was lynched by an angry mob in West Garo Hills on Thursday evening, two dacoits faced a similar fate a day earlier in the same district. Mob justice against alleged criminal gangs that are involved in kidnappings continued unabated with the surrendered militant falling prey to the fury of the public. Surrendered GNLA cadre identified as Kenny Rozar [Full Article...]

PAC has limited role: High Court

SHILLONG: After L.M. Sangma, Special Secretary to Law department filed an affidavit on the functions and constitution of the Committee of Public Accounts of Meghalaya, the High Court on Thursday observed that the PAC has limited role to play in the matter of disbursement of compensation. “We have carefully gone through the provisions and the one area which the Chairman of        the Public Accounts [Full Article...]

AAI takes over Defence land for Umroi Airport expansion

SHILLONG: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken possession of Defence land measuring 31.825 acres for the expansion of Umroi Airport according to the affidavit filed by Sanjay Tyagi, Airport Director, Shillong, as per the last order of the High Court on November 24. After the matter came up for hearing on Thursday, the Court referred to the affidavit which said that, the [Full Article...]

State mineral exporters get Court relief

State Level Assessment Authority to deal with license, lease issues SHILLONG: In a relief to those who were affected by the ban on extraction and export of minerals including limestone, the Full Bench of the High Court of Meghalaya after hearing two review petitions, on Thursday, acknowledged the formation of the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SLEIAA) for giving license or lease for [Full Article...]