Meghalaya

(R to L) People in traditional attire take part in a procession organised on the occasion of the 115th year of  Seng Kut Snem (New Year) Festival in city on Sunday; A tableau depicts various facets of the simple yet rich cultural heritage of Seng Khasis. (ST)

Opp divided on Deborah, Ampareen issue

HILLONG: The resignation of Home Minister Roshan Warjri on moral ground has given rise to the thorny question whether or not Deborah Marak, who was chargesheeted by the police for her alleged links with GNLA to win the elections and Ampareen Lyngdoh, who was named by the CBI for her alleged complicity with the education scam, should follow suit. While both the ministers in [Full Article...]

Question mark over role of NEC

North East Career Institute: Misappropriation of funds   SHILLONG: After the recent CBI charge-sheet filed against the former Registrar of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) and four others for the alleged misappropriation of funds released by NEC for setting up of an institute for civil service training, the RTI activists, who had unearthed the scam, have revealed more irregularities in the sanction of the [Full Article...]

MLCU VC reacts

Shillong: Following the news report that the CBI has filed its charge-sheet before the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, East Khasi Hills recently, and named the former Registrar of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU), Rev Edwin Kharkongor, and three others, the Vice Chancellor, MLCU RG Lyngdoh on Saturday clarified that MLCU has been cooperating with CBI during investigations. “We are unaware of the [Full Article...]

Mukul returns after meeting AICC leaders

SHILLONG: Chief Minister Mukul Sangma returned to the state capital on Sunday after meeting a number of top AICC leaders in the national capital. Party sources said that in Delhi, the Chief Minister met the AICC general secretary in charge Meghalaya V.Narayanasamy and Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Sources said that the Chief Minister apprised the AICC leaders about the [Full Article...]

Centre dumps sports complex proposal

SHILLONG: The Centre has rejected the State Government’s proposal to construct a multi-sport complex in New Shillong Township. Informing this, Sports and Youth Affairs minister Zenith Sangma said that the state government’s proposal to construct sports complexes at Ampati and Tura, however, has got the Centre’s seal of approval. For the New Shillong Township sports complex, the State Government had submitted Rs 158 crore [Full Article...]

Night road blockade

NONGSTOIN: The KSU’s South West Khasi Hills unit has called for a night road blockade on November 27 and 28 protesting the state government’s decision to scrap the 40km road project from Weiloi to Rangblang. The night road blockade will be effective from 7pm to 5am (each night). Announcing the decision after a meeting on Saturday, the KSU unit’s general secretary Forwardman Nongrem came [Full Article...]

ILP damage suit : Court frames issues

SHILLONG: The special court hearing the damage suit filed by the Meghalaya government against 14 pro-ILP groups for organising series of agitations over the demand to implement the permit system has framed the issues. The court heard the matter last Friday and only two pressure groups — CSWO and AIGU — attended the hearing. The main issues framed by the court include “whether the [Full Article...]