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Shocked over Kharsing’s Link with NSCN

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Shocked over Kharsing’s Link with NSCN

Sir,
The fact that Agnes Kharshiing openly declared before the Print and Electronic media on 20th February at the Shillong Press Club about links with NSCN is a shocker. We were informed about this but now it has been confirmed without doubt since she herself declared before media persons that she received text messages via SMS from ‘Camp Hebron of the NSCN’
The CSWO would like to know what action the Police Department and also the Criminal Investigation Department, CID will take on this matter because her involvement with these outfits is a threat to the state at large.
As an NGO, we work for the betterment of the society and the public at large as we have been doing since the year 2005 and we members have our own money and our own businesses, we don’t need to beg from anyone to help those in distress. The public should realize what Agnes Kharshiing is and her not letting go the CSWO is because she has misused the name of the organization to extort money.
The fact that Agnes Kharshiing confessed before media persons that she had taken money from Thomas Nongtdu on behalf of Amita Sangma or one Bring Dhar substantiates that what Amita spoke before the media is the truth.
Agnes Kharshiing named Thomas Nongtdu as the main suspect in the sensational jailbreak but now she takes money from him. What is behind this?
We have also received information that Agnes Kharshiing not only went to Jowai to collect money from Thomas Nongtdu but also went to his house at Lummawrie, Laitumkhrah. Agnes Kharshiing also stated before the media that the money taken from Thomas Nongtdu was meant for Amita, then how is it that to this day her rent and other requirements are provided by O.Kharkongor and not her? People should be cautious or else they’ll fall victim to demands from Agnes Kharshiing in the name of the CSWO for which the organization will not be held responsible.

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Field Publicity Assistant Appointment

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Field Publicity Assistant Appointment

Dear Sir,
It is indeed unfortunate that in the recently conducted interview for the post of Field Publicity Assistant at the Directorate of Field Publicity, Shillong, the appointment is being given to a Non-Local or a Non-Meghalayan, when it is clearly stated in the Call Letter that the candidate should be able to conduct Seminars/Public Meetings in the Local Regional Language. The fact that it is Central Government and that any Indian can be appointed is clearly understood, but as per the statement in the Call Letter it leads to the point that the appointed candidate should be a local, that is either a Khasi or a Garo. In this case it has to be both i.e. one Garo and one Khasi as the vacancies are at the District Level which is in East Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills respectively.
Another point stressed in the Call Letter was that the candidate should be able to handle and operate Audio-Visual Equipments. I believe that among all those who were present the only candidates having a Mass Communication background and experience in media belonged to the Garo and Khasi Community. It would indeed be a disgrace to the Department if the appointed candidates are unable to use the Departmental Tools for the said purpose. It was also mentioned that having and experience in Social Work was a criteria and I belief that the appointed candidates do not have any.
It is to be noted that the top candidate scored a full Hundred in an Oral Interview, which without having to mention brings to the conclusion that the appointment was Pre-Determined.
The fact is that even after all the criteria is mentioned, it is not absolutely compulsory to appoint a candidate that belongs only to the Garo or Khasi Community, but the question to be asked is that has the appointed candidate stayed in Meghalaya long enough to understand the local Communities? Or has he/she abandoned his hometown and has become a citizen of Meghalaya? Or has he/she married a local and has been compelled to be an Adopted Meghalayan?
If the appointed candidates passed all the criteria and were much experienced than the rest, the matter would have ended in the Interview, but the fact is that there were more deserving local candidates and the Department should not have made the mistake of turning a blind eye to such obvious situation!

 

The Truth


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Actual reasons of statehood goes missing’, deliberately hidden by Indian mainland historians

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Actual reasons of statehood goes missing’, deliberately hidden by Indian mainland historians


Most political theorists like to harp on the language factor for formation of Meghalaya. If that is the factor, India should have been divided long back since the first president of India who was from Bihar , Rajendra Prasad imposed Hindi as national language.
No one called Assamese the national language. It was proposed as an official language of north-east to curb influence of Hindis and Bengali outsiders in north-east India . The main reason of separate state is instigation by a huge refugee population from Bangladesh who want to remain loyal to their country of origin Bangladesh and dream further expansion and greater hold in migrated territories.
Language was never a factor for creation of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. The real factor was lack of development and no representation in administration. A section of Hindi and Bengali historians love to make text-book reading students believe that language is the issue when reality has some hidden factors best kept to people who named the state ‘Meghalaya’.

a concerned citezen


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Who cares for traffic jams ?

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Who cares for traffic jams?

May be or may not be overtaking by errant drivers is believed to be the most common cause behind traffic jams in the city.  In Shillong nowadays traffic problem is not the matter for the  government whatever it is .  This traffic problem has worsened in city more than before. What is the  reason behind this nobody knows. Government should manage it as well as possible, because everyday while we are travelling  from Police bazaar to  Bishnupur where a  holding taxi, which usually  takes only 5 minutes,  now takes  more than one hour. This happens mostly in the day when trucks are plying. Can government stop the trucks in the day time? It happens in highways and all the roads in the city, blocking the traffic both ways. The Shillong Traffic Police (STP) now has decided not to ‘spare the rod’ anymore against anyone involved in overtaking. But will this solve traffic jams ? The Traffic police has decided to issue on the spot summon slips to vehicles which overtake during traffic jams. This will be fair to all Ministers, VIPs, or for common people?  Should this be taken seriously?

Leoberth Rongmuthu  Sangma
Shillong Law College


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Congrats Meghalaya

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Congrats Meghalaya


Yes Meghalaya is 40 Year old  today, Congrats ! The State Government is organizing 40th Meghalaya Day beside distribution of Meghalaya Day Excellency Awards 2012, other highlights of the  program, launching an informative booklet-a compendum of goverment schemes, a literature on tourism schemes etc. It was the day of Jan 21, when Meghalaya got its statehood without bloodshed.
Looking back to gone years it is hurtful to say that infrastructure development over all is very bad and in the same condition before the division of Assam in Assam and Meghalaya. Development is progressing in a snail’s pace. Some development had been done in Shillong region only but  Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills are still lagging very much behind.
The first Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Capt Williamson A Sangma, is no longer known, people barely remember him.  His birth place  South Garo Hills is very backward in every aspect.  His name never mentioned in the celebrations. No garland,  no flowers, it is shameful that the state is so ungrateful to. Such leaders should be remembered accordingly. Even Capt Sangma's Museum is which situated in State Central Library has not seen any improvement. The architecture of this state,  Rev Nichols Roy and a lot of others have been forgotten now. It is the day to remember such great people of this state.

 

Leoberth Rongmuthu Sangma
South Garo Hills


 

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