Shillong, Aug 21 (PIB): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified that the Aadhaar Card is a valid proof for opening of a bank account under the Know Your Customer (KYC) scheme.
JOWAI, Aug 21: The Federation of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) has aired the complaint it received from the Niawkmai village regarding the misappropriations of funds amounting to Rs 7 lakh given by the SSA to Resto Memorial RC LP for school constructions including kitchen and a lavatory.
SHILLONG, Aug 20: Twelve persons have been arrested by police on charges of their involvement in the August 16 brutal killing of three persons who were allegedly branded as practitioner of witchcraft (menaiksuid or menshohnoh) at Smit village.
East Khasi hills SP M Kharkrang told reporters on Tuesday, “We have arrested twelve people all are relatives after they were found to have been involved in the recent murder of the three.” He said the arrest came after three females were picked up on Monday and based on their statements a police team led by SP (City) Vivek Syiem went in the wee hours of Tuesday and arrested nine others.
SHILLONG, Aug 20: The Village Councils decision-making process on cases related to witchcraft has come into question: whether the Councils have failed in their responsibilities to protect human rights or are inadequately empowered to uphold the law.
The Village Council at Smit admittedly failed to prevent a frenzied mob from killing three villagers merely on the charges that the victims practiced witchcraft. The Smit Council feels that with more police and magisterial powers its intervention could have been different.