SHILLONG, March 27: The All Jaintia Youth Welfare Organization (AJYWO) has apprehended two youths in an inebriated state clad in their school uniforms along the NH 44.
The AJYWO-East Jaintia Zone under the leadership of its General Secretary W.S Suting apprehended the two youths withholding their names, at 2 pm, both from a secondary school in East Jaintia Hills District.
Shillong, March 27: Holi - the Festival of Colors, a celebration of life and its various moods - had the whole state of Meghalaya, and Shillong city in particular, covered with its hues on Wednesday.
The entire city was draped in colours with the youngsters engaging themselves in the delight which comes once in a year. The celebrations, however, were confined to localities and groups largely. The youths in particular were seen taking active part, veiling themselves in the colours of joy and merriment.
Shillong, March 27: Three persons drowned at Umsawli River on Wednesday evening.
Police have identified the trio as Rajive Tamang (24), Vijay Jogi (21) from Mawpun Shillong and Suraj Kumar (19) from Paltan Bazar Shillong. They drowned at about 4.30 pm.
The fire service personnel, managed to retrieve the bodies of the deceased at about 8.30 pm.
Shillong, March 27: At least 10 people were injured in separate road mishaps across the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. The accidents were reported from Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills.
In West Jaintia Hills, two persons were injured when the TATA Sumo, they were travelling in, on its way towards Namdong from Jowai, hit a wall on the side of the road after the vehicle went off the road near the Thadlaskein Lake at Mukhla Village. The 108 Emergency Service Ambulance based at Jowai helped in shifting Preius Dkhar (15) and Milis Dkhar (45) to Jowai Civil Hospital.
TURA, March 26: Tura, which has been a tolerant place for women who feel safe to take a walk even late at night, was rocked by a case of domestic violence and ostracism that came to light when Preeti Sangma (name changed) filed a case against her husband for violence, loss of dignity and ostracism by her in-laws.
The case came to light when Preeti, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, said she has been tortured by her Garo husband over the last four years and when she complained this to the local police station, the lady police officers allegedly humiliated her in front of others.