Several hurt as police lathicharge protesters

Several hurt as police lathicharge protesters HYC public rally takes an ugly turn; six held for instigating crowd SHILLONG: Several people including women were injured after police launched a lathi charge at the crowd after the public meeting which was held at the Laban Sports Club ground on Friday evening. Police also arrested six people including five women after they were accused of allegedly instigating the crowd to go on [Full Article...]

Guv nod to Ordinance

Headmen get power to issue certificates to residents SHILLONG: Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan on Friday gave his nod to the Meghalaya Local Administration (Empowerment of Traditional Institutions, Traditional Bodies, and Headmen in Governance and Public Delivery System) Ordinance, 2015. With this development, the headmen or as the case may be, the traditional institutions or traditional bodies, are once again empowered to issue certificates to [Full Article...]

Crucial meet on VAB, Ordinance today

EKH SP expects peaceful meeting at Polo Ground SHILLONG: The crucial meeting of the traditional heads, ‘Dorbar ka Bri u Hynniewtrep’ organized by  Synjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong, will discuss the Village Administration Bill and also the Ordinance related to headmen approved by the Governor at a public rally at Polo Grounds on Saturday. East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, M. Kharkrang, on Friday said [Full Article...]

B’desh politico denied bail

SHILLONG: The bail application moved by Hasina Ahmed, wife of Bangladeshi politician Salahuddin Ahmed on May 22, was rejected by the First Class Judicial Magistrate on Friday. The bail was rejected by the Court after the Investigation Officer sought more time to interrogate Ahmed and investigate the matter. Ahmed’s wife had moved the bail seeking her husband’s release on medical grounds.

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Notification The District Election Officer, East Khasi Hills has informed that the general control room cum complaint monitoring cell is being set up at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Shillong, in order to ensure that the complaints/queries being received from various stakeholders about the National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme and on various other electoral issues are properly addressed. Golden jubilee Lions Club of [Full Article...]

Garoland movement committee leaders held for extortion

SHILLONG: Acting on inputs, West Garo Hills police on Friday arrested six members of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC), including its chairman and general secretary, for serving demand notes to coal exporters in Dalu.The six persons were arrested from a Maruti car (AS-25A-6181) on Friday while they were serving demand notes to coal exporters of Dalu.The arrested persons have been identified as [Full Article...]

Two HNLC cadres held in Ri-Bhoi

NONGPOH: Ri-Bhoi police on Friday arrested two HNLC cadres and recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession. Ri-Bhoi Superintendent of Police, G.D. Kharwanlang, informed that police arrested Khrawbok Marbaniang, an HNLC cadre, on Friday morning. Marbaniang then led police to another HNLC cadre Belnis Thabah, hailing from Maroid village under Mairang, who was arrested from a saw mill at Kyrdemkulai, Ri-Bhoi. The SP informed [Full Article...]

Cabinet okays eligibility tests for UP, LP teachers

SHILLONG: The State Cabinet on Friday held a meeting to discuss and approve various proposals including, proposal to conduct Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for Upper Primary and Lower Primary teachers, property tax reforms and constitution of Municipal Property Tax Board, among others. After due deliberations on the proposal to conduct TET for UP and LP school teachers, it was decided that the Government will [Full Article...]