Shillong, June 14: The Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek launched the Meritorious Scholarship Scheme for students with disabilities at Vivekananda Cultural Centre Auditorium on Friday. The programme was organized by Government of Meghalaya, State Resource Centre, Civil Hospital, Shillong.
SHILLONG, June 13: The Meghalaya High Court on Thursday refused to interfere into a state government order putting the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Chief Champion Sangma under the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA).
Champion's militant outfit is in operation in at least five Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya. He was detained in Bangladesh and pushed back to India last year where he was subsequently arrested and charged for waging war against the nation.
Shillong, June 13: ANVC(B) on Thursday informed that its Chairman is safe. The outfit said their Chairman, Rimpu N Marak, was rescued from a place near Tura by its Secret Operation Squad (S.O.S).
Revealing this through a press communiqué, General Secretary (GS) of ANVC(B), Jakrik Wareng A. Sangma said, “Chairman was rescued from a place near Tura, where he was hiding after police raided a place in Babupara. Seeing the police enter the building, Chairman moved out from behind, jumping a two storied building, escaping into the nearby jungle.”
TURA, June 13: The fencing of the border between Bangladesh and India is almost complete, with large tracts of land being used for the purpose. The National Border Co-ordination Committee (NBCC) has speedily constructed the fences so as to ensure that people from across the border are unable to gain entry and likewise for the people of India.
However, a lot of people have been left in the lurch as the fencing has completely affected them. For most of the people of the border areas, compensation is still due and it has been four years since they saw even a rupee for the land that was acquired for the fencing.
SHILLONG, June 13: Soon after Meghalaya Governor asked the state government to dissolve the controversial CMJ University, police have sent a “lookout WT” crash message to located the University’s self appointed Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha, to all states police headquarters throughout the country as the state CID has failed to locate him.
There is also an arrest warrant against Jha who has been absconding every since the CMJ University-which he had founded- came under the scanner of the state CID.
SHILLONG, June 13: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has been directed to improve the surface of the 61 km four-lane Jorabat – Umiam road which is still under construction following concern expressed by the general public.
Addressing journalists after a review meeting on the status of the project held on Thursday, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “I have directed the NHAI to look into the issue regarding the need for maintaining the surface of the road in which the officials have agreed to address the problem within ten days.”
SHILLONG, June 12: Giving his verdict against the controversial Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University, Meghalaya Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary Wednesday asked the state government to dissolve the Varsity in the interest of maintaining proper standards of higher education.
“Established facts clearly indicate mismanagement, mal-administration, indiscipline and failure in the accomplishment of the objectives of the University, apart from criminal liability. In the interest of maintaining proper standards of higher education it would be desirable that the CMJ University be wound up. The state government is accordingly being addressed to consider Dissolution of the CMJ University in terms of Section 48 of the CMJ University Act, 2009,” Mooshahary said in a personally signed order issued here, under his capacity as the University’s Visitor.