Guv nod to GHADC term extension, Opp strikes

‘Holding of elections impracticable in current situation’ TURA: The Joint Opposition Alliance of political parties and Garo pressure groups literally shut down the entire functioning of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) for a day on Friday by picketing its offices even as the State government has extended the term of the current council for another six months. A notification issued by the [Full Article...]

New DGP to take charge on Feb 5

SHILLONG: Senior IPS office Rajiv Mehta who has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Meghalaya will take charge on February 5, sources informed on Friday. Mehta, an IPS officer from the 1981 batch of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, is currently serving as Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). SK Jain is currently discharging duties as the acting DGP. Mehta [Full Article...]

Shillong Medical College project yet to take off

Construction to begin only after TB Hospital shifts to Umsawli SHILLONG: Shillong’s dream of having its own medical college is still a long way from being fulfilled since construction work is yet to begin on the ambitious project. It is highly unlikely that the Shillong medical College which is set to enroll the first batch of MBBS students in 2017 would be completed by [Full Article...]

Meghalaya to get Central assistance

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday decided to give central assistance to natural calamity-hit states, including Meghalaya, after examining various proposals of relief based on the impact of disasters. The High Level Committee (HLC), headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, examined the proposals, based on the visits of the central team to the states affected by severe natural disasters in 2014. The HLC decided [Full Article...]

Three dead in mishaps

SHILLONG: Two persons died on the spot while two others sustained serious injuries when a tourist vehicle rammed into an oil tanker at Mawiong Umjapung at around 10 pm on Thursday. The driver of the tourist vehicle (ML05H – 4727) Ajay Pradhan (25) and a passenger Donny Shullai (25) died on the spot while two others – Dudai Shullai (25) and Kyntu Mi O [Full Article...]

Mystery over cop’s death deepens

Time of death varies in hospital reports; Family demands independent probe to unearth truth SHILLONG: Alleging foul play in the death of Pearlystone Joshua Marbaniang, relatives of the deceased officer in charge of Patharkhmah Outpost have demanded inquiry by an independent agency to unravel the truth behind the incident. The demand was made in an FIR filed by the family at Nongpoh Police Station [Full Article...]

Miscreants kill cop in East Garo Hills

SHILLONG: Unidentified miscreants assaulted one police personnel and his colleagues leading to his death at Nengpatchi village under Rongjeng in East Garo Hills District on Thursday night. Police informed that the incident occurred when four personnel from the 5th MLP Battalion – Wilbert Sangma, Ponting G Momin, Thomas G Momin and Dilip G Momin – were returning to Samgong in civil uniforms after attending [Full Article...]

Martyrs’ Day

SHILLONG: Along with the rest of the country, Meghalaya on Friday observed the Martyrs’ Day with a two-minute silence in memory of those who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom. The day also marked the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. In Shillong, wreaths were laid at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Main Secretariat [Full Article...]