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Swachh Bharat campaign National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Williamnagar, organised a two-day Swachh Bharat Campaign in collaboration with A’chik Farmers’ and Agro Marketing Association, Williamnagar and Farmers’ Club of Sampalgre, Chiokgre and Ganingbibra villagers at Sampalgre village near Williamnagar on March 5 and 6. Women’s Day The Department of Social Welfare is celebrating the International Day for Women on March 7 [Full Article...]

GH multiple murder case: Teacher’s family seeks justice

SHILLONG: The wife of a school teacher, who was murdered along with four others in Garo Hills, after they were suspected of practicing witchcraft, has decided to file a fresh petition seeking justice for her dead husband. Prijinni Ch Marak, widow of David Maxeneir T Sangma, has taken this decision since she was not satisfied with the petition filed by government counsel P.L. Sebastian [Full Article...]

Meghalaya crime update

Body recovered On February 27, one unidentified female body with slit throat was found at Khlieh Myntriang (EJH). Cadaver was removed to CHC Khliehriat for post mortem examination. On March 4 around 3 pm, the body of one Hemu Bharali (55) was found lying in the cowshed of Mantu Das at Them Marwet (RB) under Khanapara PS. Cadaver was shifted to Civil Hospital Nongpoh [Full Article...]

State Govt constitutes finance commission

Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council CEM Adelbert Nongrum reaches out to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma following their meeting on Thursday. (UB) Panel to examine transfer of resources, funds to local governing bodies, autonomous district councils SHILLONG: In what could be termed as good news for the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) and local bodies, the State Government has constituted the State Finance Commission to further empower them, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said on Thursday. According to the Chief Minister the Commission has been tasked with [Full Article...]

Legal cell to process pending KHADC bills

SHILLONG: In an apparent move to strengthen the Law department, the Meghalaya government has decided to set up a strong legislative cell, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma informed on Thursday. “We felt the need to have a strong legislative cell after looking into the actual overall establishment in the Law department. This initiative is a part of the proposal to strengthen the department,” the Chief [Full Article...]

No money to increase teachers’ salary: CM

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Government on Thursday expressed its inability to increase the salaries of teachers in the State citing financial crunch. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma informed a delegation of the Joint Action Committee of All Teachers’ Association of Meghalaya (JACATAM) on Thursday evening that in the preceding years, whenever it had been possible the government had increased the salaries of the teachers. As far [Full Article...]

Police inaction allows accused to secure bail

NEHU assault, molestation case SHILLONG: Call it inefficiency of the police investigation or loopholes in the Indian penal system, rape and molestation accused in Meghalaya have absolutely no problems in securing their freedom from the court through bail pleas. A case in point is the surrender and subsequent release, albeit on bail, of three NEHU students who were accused of assaulting and molesting a [Full Article...]

Militant commander ‘held’ from Tura jail for extortion call

SHILLONG: A police team from Shillong on Thursday ‘arrested’ the jailed self-styled ‘commander-in-chief’ of Garo Hills-based militant outfit A’chik National Cooperative Army (ANCA) from Tura jail after he had allegedly made an extortion call from his prison cell demanding Rs.3 lakh from a woman in Shillong. East Khasi Hills SP M. Kharkrang informed that a woman had lodged an FIR that she had been [Full Article...]