Shillong, Dec 16: A Special Day Cover was released with traditional military élan and fervor on Monday to commemorate 50 glorious years since the raising of Headquarters 101 Area as well as to recognize the yeoman service rendered by it to the Indian Army and the Nation. The cover was released by the Chief Justice of Meghalaya, Prafulla Chandra Pant, in a majestic ceremony held at Rhino Auditorium, Shillong.
Shillong, Dec 15: The problems for the stranded students of CMJ University, Shillong, do not seem to end anytime soon. This time, the scholarship of more than 151 students is stuck with the University, whose administration is in a limbo coupled with pressure from the government on its misdeeds.
Sources informed that the scholarship of 151 students from Arunachal Pradesh alone, who were enrolled with the controversial university, have not received their scholar. The Arunachal Pradesh government has already released the scholarship amounting to total of Rs 12,08,000.
Shillong, Dec 15: With singing grappling the ‘rock capital’ in the last couple of years, especially with the success of Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) at India Got Talent (IGT) and followed by more representations from the state at the same reality show, it seems many are now trying to strike the right note to achieve name and fame. But there is also another section of people who are trying to match these high and low notes with their lightening last reflexes and swift feet.
SHILLONG, Dec 14: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Constitution of District Councils) (Amendment) Rules, 2013, was passed in a Special Session convened by Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Saturday despite stiff protests from the opposition bench.
Under the delimitation bill, the KHADC wanted to reorganize its constituencies mainly to facilitate the creation of Umsning constituency in Ri – Bhoi district by merging two existing constituencies – Laitkhroh and Lyngkyrdem into one constituency.
However, the passing of Bill was filled with drama to the point that one MDC even tore off a copy of the bill. An enraged Member of District Council (MDC), Carmel Sohtun whose Laitkhroh constituency stands to be deleted in the new delimitation bill, tore the copy of the report of the Delimitation Committee constituted by the Executive Committee (EC) on the KHADC (Constitution of District Councils) (Amendment) Rules, 2013 as a mark of protest.
SHILLONG, Dec 15: Well there is no respite for Meghalaya’s dismal performance – be it the growth in rural population, infant child mortality and now the child rights index. Meghalaya along with Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Sikkim from the northeastern region have been rated as the worst performing states in terms of child rights as per the HAQ: Centre for Child Rights. These states found their names in the “not-so-well” category of performing states whereas the remaining states – Tripura, Mizoram and Assam – also found their names similarly. As per the report, the entire northeastern region including new entrant Sikkim are worst performing states as per this index.
Tura, Dec 14: Two hardcore militants, one belonging to UALA and another to the ANVC (B) surrendered on successive days before the West Garo Hills police. While the UALA cadre surrendered without any arms, the ANVC (B) cadre led the police to the recovery of a pistol and 5 rounds of live ammunition.