SHILLONG, Jan 10: The two-day ‘Uranium Film festival-travelling India’ on Thursday kick started at Majestic Hotel in the pine city organized by the Khasi students Union.
On the first day of the festival altogether seven films were screened.
A thick layer of frost covers the grass and roof of a car on Wednesday morning in Shillong city as temperature dipped to 2 degree Celsius. The previous day, the minimum temperature was recorded at 2.7 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature is expected to remain the same or dip further in the coming days as Shillong quivers under a chilly winter this year.
SHILLONG, Jan 09: Women leaders in the state Wednesday submitted their four charter suggestions to the state government to prevent and tackle crimes against women in the state.
“A Directorate of Prosecution should be established focusing specifically on crimes against women and having legal counsels specially trained on women related laws including criminal law and procedures pertaining to rape and other crimes against women and children,” the women organizations said in a memorandum to the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday.
SHILLONG Jan 09: The Association of Qualified Grade-IV (AQG) 2011, East Khasi Hills, has declared that the state government must fulfill the demands of the association in two days or prepare for full scale agitations.
The association has demanded that all the 209 candidates who have cleared the Grade-IV exams conducted by the District Selection Committee (DSC) on 2010 be given their respective posts. Out of the 331 passed candidates, only 122 male and female candidates have been given their jobs; but the job allocations stopped on October 2012. The state government said the reason for the ceasing of job allocations was because of an order received from the Supreme Court.
Shillong, Jan 09: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope’s son David Nongrum, who was denied Indian National Congress (INC) ticket for 9th state Assembly from 13-Mawryngkneng, on Wednesday resigned from the party and decided to contest as an Independent candidate from the constituency.
David sought congress ticket from Mawryngkneng in place of his father Charles Pyngrope, who has been elected representation the constituency in the house since 2003 and now decided to contest election from 21-Nongthymmai constituency after the delimitation and paved way of Mawryngkneng for his son David Nongrum.