SHILLONG, March 03: It seems that all the 11 Cabinet berths in the Dr Mukul Sangma led government will be allotted to Congress candidates.
Sources from Delhi told Meghalaya Times that the Chief Minister designate Dr Sangma is holding the names of his Ministers close to his chest. But it is almost certain that neither the 11 independent candidates nor two NCP MLAs will get any Cabinet berth this time.
AGARTALA, March 03 (IANS): Although the industry-starved northeast is the most economically backward region in India, over 60 percent legislators in Nagaland and Meghalaya are billionaires, a report said Sunday.
"Out of the 59 newly elected members in Nagaland, 36 (61 percent) are crorepatis (billionaires) while in Meghalaya, out of 60 just-elected legislators, 36 (60 percent) are crorepatis," National Election Watch (NEW) programme coordinator Biswendu Bhattacharjee said here after releasing the report.
IMPHAL, March 03: The hearing proceedings of the Supreme Court Appointed Commission into 6 cases of extra judicial killings in Manipur began at Classic Hotel of North A.O.C, Imphal on Sunday.
The Commission established under the directive of the Supreme Court (SC) of India on January 4 to make inquiry into 6 different cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur is headed by SC Justice N. Santosh Hegde as the Chairman while the former Chief Election Commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh and retired DGP of Karnataka Police Ajay Kumar Singh are the members.
GUWAHATI, March 03: A hardcore militant of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was killed in a gun fight with security forces in Namsai area along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday, officials said.
Security forces recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in possession of the slain militant.
DIMAPUR, March 03: The tempo of demand for the creation of 'Frontier Nagaland' state by carving out four eastern districts of Nagaland state became very vocal during the regime of the Naga People's Front (NPF) led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government despite allegations of step-motherly treatment to these areas by the Nagaland government.
However, the people of the four districts of Nagaland voted for the NPF to victory in majority of the constituencies in the proposed Frontier Nagaland has different story to say.