SHILLONG, April 29: Pointing out that the ‘Autonomous’ nature of the District Councils as provided under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution render these bodies as a verifiable ‘law unto themselves’, the MDC representing Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla has raised a pertinent question pertaining to the issue of accountability.
NEW DELHI, April 29 (IANS): The Congress on Saturday replaced Digvijaya Singh as general secretary in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where the party failed to form the government in spite of emerging as the largest single party.
The charge of Karnataka has been given to party MP K. C. Venugopal, who has been appointed a general secretary. A. Chella Kumar has been named AICC in charge of Goa.
GUWAHATI, April 29: Assam CID on Saturday had arrested a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for posting derogatory remarks against a woman BJP legislator in Assam on the social networking site Facebook.
A top official of Assam police said that after a two and half hour long interrogation, CID sleuths had arrested DSP Anjan Bora, who is presently serving as a DSP in the 23rd Assam Police Battalion at Manja in Karbi Anglong district.
A case was registered against Bora by the CID following a FIR filed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Administration) for his alleged remarks on a woman BJP MLA on Facebook.
GUWAHATI, April 29: Security forces on Saturday morning had arrested a gang of poachers and an illegal wildlife trader with a rhino horn from central Assam’s Nagaon district.
As per official sources, intelligence input provided by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau had resulted in an operation by Nagaon police led by DSP Samiran Baishya at by-pass road near Nagaon town where the six members of the gang and the illegal wildlife trader were arrested from a roadside eatery.
SHILLONG, April 29: Holding the state government responsible for the failure of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to appoint them, agitating Jugalis have threatened to boycott the ruling Congress party in the upcoming 2018 state elections.
The decision was taken at a meeting convened by the KHNAM State Youth Wing, which has been supporting the jugalis, whose appointment was delayed for the past five years.
CAIRO, April 29 (IANS): Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism and sent a message of tolerance and co-existence as he celebrated a mass at a stadium in Cairo on Saturday.
“God is pleased only by a faith that professes its love for life, for the only fanaticism believers must profess is that of charity,” the Pontiff said.
SHILLONG, April 28: Similar to the protest staged by North Eastern Hill University Students’ Union (NEHUSU) when Union Human Resource Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani graced the NEHU convocation on March 29, last year, this year’s convocation was once again marred by protest when NEHUSU members staged a sit in demonstration at the campus, bring all vehicular movement to the convocation hall to a grinding halt within the campus on Friday.