East Khasi HIlls Deputy Commissioner  Sanjay Goyal (holding a placard)  leads  a walkathon  on the occassion of International Day for older persons in city on Thursday.   (ST).

KSU, FKJGP members arrested, freed

SHILLONG: Police picked up 11 members of two pressure groups after they prevented FCI godown-bound trucks entering Mawlai on Thursday. A police team picked up ten KSU members and one FKJGP members when they were patrolling the area near Mawlai petrol pump. Police assaulted the members of the NGOs, FKJGP’s Mawlai Circle leader Marbud Dkhar told newsmen. Meanwhile, the members of the KSU and [Full Article...]

Teacher held

SHILLONG: Police have arrested a teacher for allegedly assaulting one minor student. Police said that on Wednesday, at about 11 am, one Sokhu Das, an assistant teacher of St. Claret School, Nongmynsong, Shillong, assaulted one minor boy Kitbanpynhun Tamsen (14) inside the school. The arrest was made following a complaint lodged at Rynjah PS.

Parl panel to meet NGT-ban-hit

SHILLONG: The Movement for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Livelihood (MIPRL) has submitted a representation on the plight of people due to coal mining to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law. The committee, which is scheduled to arrive in Shillong on Friday evening, will hear the grievances of people arising out of NGT ban on coal mining. While welcoming the arrival of [Full Article...]

Militants free school teacher in Garo Hills

GNLA-police encounter on Dalu road, arms recovered TURA: The primary school teacher Maliram Rabha of Damas, who was kidnapped from his home by three armed men on Tuesday morning, has been released unharmed at Sepikol area of North Garo Hills district. He was released at around 9 am on Thursday and called up his family members from Sepikol which is not far from the [Full Article...]

‘A bunch of criminals’ or militants…..

SHILLONG: The categorization of criminal groups as ‘militants’ will be a thing of the past if one goes by the stand of the police on the matter. The word ‘militant outfit’ is in vogue for terming any criminal groups operating in State especially in Garo Hills. “I have raised the matter in several meetings and took up the issue at various levels on the [Full Article...]

Micro grid system in select villages soon

Power sector close to my  heart, says Mukul SHILLONG: The State government will provide micro grid system in some villages where power will be generated using renewable resources and energy thus saved will be routed to industries, said Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. “We have identified certain villages in the state where there is a possibility of them being delinked from the main grid after [Full Article...]

KHADC reconstitutes inquiry committee

Alleged misappropriation of funds in Khasi Heritage Village project SHILLONG: The KHADC Executive Committee (EC) has been forced to reconstitute a one-man inquiry committee headed by a retired PWD official to probe into alleged anomalies in the expenditures incurred in the Khasi Heritage Village project at Mawphlang after the PWD Executive Engineer, who was assigned the task, expressed his inability to continue with the [Full Article...]