Shillong, March 05: A court in Manipur on Monday has ordered the detention of Irom Sharmila Chanu, better known as the Iron lady of Manipur.
Detention is nothing new to this woman who has been continuing her more than a decade-long fast. Sharmila demands nothing more than the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, a draconian law that has caused hundreds of extrajudicial executions, rape, torture and disappearances in Manipur and all other states where this law has been enforced.
Shillong, March 05: The Border Security Force (BSF) will be organizing International Women’s Day on March 08. To mark the occasion, many cultural activities and events will be organized by BSF at Frontier HQ BSF Umpling Shillong and at various other BSF locations.
The UN theme this year for International women’s Day is “A Promise is Promise: Time for Action to End the Violence Against Women”.
SHILLONG, March 05: A truck bearing registration number (AS 25C – 1497) heading towards Guwahati from Shillong hit another truck (JK02AU – 1971) parked in the side of the road near Deputy Commissioner Office at Nongpoh on Tuesday at around 2am.
Shillong, March 04: With the Meghalaya 2013 legislative Assembly polls over, most regional parties are still doing the post – mortem of how they fared so poorly against the Indian National Congress (INC). While none of the regional parties in state cold touch the double digit figure in terms of winning assembly seats, INC alone secured 29 seats including four women.
After INC, only the independent candidates garnered most number of seats by winning 13 seats.
SHILLONG, March 04: Dr Mukul Sangma, who orchestrated the record breaking victory for the Congress party in the recently concluded Meghalaya General Election, will be sworn in as the next Chief Minister for the second consecutive term on Tuesday at Raj Bhavan here.
Meghalaya 2013 polls to legislative Assembly saw Congress break all records by securing 29 seats in the House of 60, falling just two short from attaining absolute majority and forming government by itself.