Organisations should take responsibility of cadres: CM

ANVC cadres selling arms to GNLA: Matter under investigation SHILLONG: Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday asked the disbanded rebel groups — ANVC and its breakaway faction ANVC-B — to ensure none of its cadres turn rouge and dilute the objective of the peace settlement. “Both the organisations (ANVC-ANVC-B) should take full responsibility to ensure that none of the cadres tend to turn rogue [Full Article...]

Panel shortlists five names

Govt to appoint Hanaman successor after March SHILLONG: The State Security Commission (SSC) has shortlisted the names of five senior IPS officers to take over the post of Director General of Police (DGP), Meghalaya after the retirement of present DGP, PJP Hanaman this month. . The SSC which met here on Wednesday deliberated on the five names for the top post. The five shortlisted [Full Article...]

Girl among 3 assaulted by cops in Tura

TURA: A 19-year-old girl was among three teenagers who were assaulted by police commandos in civilian dress in Tura circuit house area leading a public outcry against highhandedness by the men in uniform. The incident took place on Tuesday at around 3:30 pm when the two police personnel came in a private car towards the circuit house road. They reportedly whipped out their pistols [Full Article...]

GHADC term extended

SHILLONG: The State Cabinet on Wednesday extended the term of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) for a one month to complete the process of elections. The present term of GHADC comes to an end on February 17. Informing this to media persons after a Cabinet meeting, District Council Affairs minister HDR Lyngdoh said that the election to the council would be conducted [Full Article...]

Coal ban effect: Govt announces 25 pc budget cut for all depts

SHILLONG: In the wake of the poor fiscal health of the State arising out of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on coal mining since April 17, the State government has announced a 25 per cent budget cut for all departments. Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma admitted that the NGT ban on coal had impacted the State’s revenue [Full Article...]

Coal miners demand special JHADC session

JOWAI: The Jaintia Coal Miners’ and Dealers’ Association (JCMDA) has requested the Chairman of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) to summon a special session. In its letter to the JHADC Chairman, the JCMDA, through its president Balios Swer, said that the NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya had badly affected the livelihood of all people who were directly or indirectly involved [Full Article...]

Six medical officers appointed

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Wednesday approved the appointment of six non-bonded doctors as Medical & Health Officers. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, while making the announcement, said that these six students have passed out from medical colleges both within and outside the country and conform to the conditions set by the Medical Council of India. Sangma also observed that the State needed a large [Full Article...]

District council courts barred from granting anticipatory bails

DC courts conducting trials in unprofessional manner: High Court SHILLONG: The Meghalaya High Court on Tuesday barred the District Council courts of the three Autonomous District Councils (GHADC, KHADC and JHADC) from entertaining or granting pre-arrest bail under Section 438 of the CrPC with immediate effect. The order was issued to all the ADCs for proper adjudication. A source on Wednesday informed that the [Full Article...]