SHILLONG, June 06: In a breather for aggrieved students of the CMJ University, the Director of Higher and Technical Education (DHTE) on Thursday issued an order saying that the department will examine the feasibility of accommodating the students of the University, which has been shutdown, in other institutions.
Shillong, June 06 (PTI): Wansuk Myrthong, woman constable from Meghalaya, would get double promotion for becoming the first tribal Khasi woman to scale Mt Everest.
The woman constable was a member of the first North-East India Everest Expedition team, which scaled the peak recently.
“We propose to reward her appropriately for this feat,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said.
Resubelpara, June 05: Militancy reared its head once again in the Garo Hills, with a new case of arson committed by suspected Garo Nationla Liberation Army (GNLA) militants. The incident happened on the National Highway 51 about 10 kms after Bajengdoba at about 7:40 am in the morning. The incident took place in an area known as Dengipa in the North Garo Hills district.
The arson of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) bus, bearing registration no. ML-03-0197 which was en route to Shillong from Tura, was stopped by armed militants who suddenly entered from the side road beside the highway. At gunpoint they asked the passengers and the driver to get off the bus before launching a grenade inside the bus. The bus quickly burst into flames and after overseeing their works, they quickly left the spot.
Shillong, June 05: Alongwith the rest of the world, World Environment Day was observed on Wednesday jointly by the office of the Divisional Forest Officer, Social Forestry Division, East Khasi Hills District and the Meghalaya Bharat Scout & Guides by organizing a simple function held at the Bharat Scout and Guides Training Centre, Umtyngar, about 22kms from Shillong. The theme for the World Environment Day is “Think.Eat.Save”.
SHILLONG, June 05: Meghalaya Governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary on Wednesday suggested that the newly established Meghalaya High Court must ensure a reasonable time frame for adjournment of cases as it will ensure speedy justice delivery system and make justice affordable to the poor.
SHILLONG, June 04: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Tuesday came down heavily upon the state Labour department for failing to implement directives for ensuring that the child labour in Meghalaya is tackled effectively to ensure that the minors are not employed in hazardous working conditions stipulated by laws.
Peeved at the Meghalaya’s labour department’s lethargic approach to the issue relating to child labour, the NCPCR members have directed the state government to embark upon comprehensive child labour surveys in all the districts of Meghalaya to strategize plans in eliminating the problem of child labour.