ILP violence claims third victim SHILLONG: The pro-ILP agitation sponsored by pressure groups in the State for the past three months has claimed its third victim in Bisheshwar Das, the owner of a tea stall, who succumbed to his burn injuries at a Guwahati hospital on Wednesday morning. Fifty-year old Das breathed his last at around 5 am in the morning at Nemcare Hospital [Full Article...]
Centre says no to ILP demand New Delhi: The Centre has rejected the demand for introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya as it feels that there is no provision in the Constitution under which the ILP system can be enforced in new areas. “There is no provision in the Constitution to introduce ILP in any state. It can continue in [Full Article...]
SHILLONG: Though the Special Court headed by First Class Judicial Magistrate R Rymbai has fixed January 7 for the next hearing of the damage suit filed against pro-ILP groups, a new date will be announced soon as the court will be on recess till January 23. Public Prosecutor IC Jha told reporters on Wednesday that since the civil court will be on a holiday [Full Article...]
From CK Nayak Mukul gets positive response from PM on spl package NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured to look into the demand for a multi-crore special package for Meghalaya, besides agreeing to consider the demand for declaring the proposed Agia-Badarpur rail line along the Indo-Bangladesh border via Meghalaya as a national project. Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma who met [Full Article...]
Pending cases f special court by the State Government to try the ILP-related cases has given scope for setting up of similar courts to try important pending cases in the state. Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma in June 28 this year had told the media that Government could set up a special court to speed up the trial of Chancellor of CMJ University, CM [Full Article...]
SHILLONG: The magisterial inquiry report of additional district magistrate DM Wahlang who investigated the circumcision of several boys in NEIGRIHMS was forwarded to the State Government for necessary action by the East Khasi Hills DC r Sanjay Goyal. The report indicated the role of Meherbaan Orphanage of Laban for taking the boys to NEIGRIHMS for operation.
SHILLONG: The Social Welfare department has ordered an inquiry into the escape of two boys from Shillong Juvenile Home.LM Momin, assistant director, Social Welfare department, would conduct the probe, official sources said on Wednesday.”We have also asked the assistant director to suggest measures and steps to prevent reoccurrence of similar incident in future,” an official source said.Momin has been given one week’s time to [Full Article...]
SHILLONG: Despite questions being raised from time to time on the efficiency of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the State Government has ruled out the possibilities of procuring new EVMs equipped with the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and None of the Above (NOTA) options for the upcoming Autonomous District Council (ADCs) elections. “Since 25 per cent of the EVMs are already available [Full Article...]