Substance abuse highest among M’laya kids

From CK Nayak NEWDELHI: In a shocking revelation, a study has found that use of tobacco and heroin by children is highest in Meghalaya followed closely by some other North Eastern states. Use of alchohol among children in the state is also comparatively higher. Use of tobacco is highest at 96.4% among school children in Meghalaya, closely followed by Nagaland at 95.8% and Sikkim [Full Article...]

‘AMEF cadres gave up to escape murder charge’

Militants admit hand in kidnapping, murder of a trader in Garo Hills: Police SHILLONG: The five AMEF cadres, who recently surrendered before Baghmara police, did so just to go scot free of a murder they had committed. This has come to light during their interrogation and they have admitted their involvement in the murder of a trader from Rongsak on October 21. All the [Full Article...]

Two traders abducted near Chibinang

TURA: Two petty traders who had to come to sell their wares at Bamundanga weekly market in Chibinang area have been abducted by armed men on Saturday morning. The two traders, Manzul Sheikh and Habibul Sheikh, had gone to the weekly market to sell their produce when a group of armed men came to the site and fired some rounds in the air to [Full Article...]

State Govt readies draft guidelines

Construction of low cost houses under MHS SHILLONG: The State Government has formulated draft guidelines for the proposed low cost housing units under the Meghalaya Housing Scheme (MHS). “The draft guidelines are at present is being examined by the Planning department. After the approval of the Planning department, the draft guidelines will then be examined by the Finance department,” Housing department director RM Kurbah [Full Article...]

One held for assaulting on-duty cop

JOWAI: West Jaintia Hills police on Saturday evening arrested one Kumar Sunar of Memory Colony for allegedly assaulting a cop on duty a week ago. According to Jowai Police, Sunar assaulted one UBC/243 Jame Sangma at Lad-stadium while he was on traffic duty. Rapist arrested: Meanwhile, EJH Police arrested one Snut Phawa of Jalyiah village for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman. According to sources, [Full Article...]

Do not forget past leaders’ contributions: Lapang

Bah Bring followed ‘one party, one wife and one peg’ mantra: Bindo SHILLONG: Former Chief Minister DD Lapang has said that it is really sad to see the tendency among the people of the State to forget the contributions of the great leaders of the past. The former Chief Minister has asserted that contributions of great leaders like the pioneer of the Sixth Schedule [Full Article...]

Tourist hubs inaugurated at Sohra

SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister, Rowell Lyngdoh on Saturday inaugurated Rs 2 crore tourist hubs at Dympep and Arwah Lum Shynna localities in Sohra (Cherrapunjee) in East Khasi Hills. The tourist hubs were created to provide comforts and attract tourists to the world’s wettest place The Dympep tourist hub will help the tourists for short time relaxation during their journey. The Arwah Lumshynna tourist hub [Full Article...]

Capt Williamson Sangma remembered

‘First CM a visionary, champion of non violence’ BAGHMARA: Hailing the first chief minister of the State, Late Captain Williamson Ampang Sangma, for his non-violent movement that led to the creation of Meghalaya, GHADC CEM, Alponse A Sangma urged those fighting for the cause of Garoland to avoid spilling “one’s own blood” in the process. The GHADC CEM was speaking on the occasion of [Full Article...]