SHILLONG, Dec 18: Well if you possess bank notes with scribbling marks and words then it is time to surrender them since such notes will not be accepted from January 1, 2014. As this news of soiled and mutilated notes or those with marks spreads in the public domain here there is hue and cry among them. Customers who came to know about the deadline are seen running to their banks to surrender such notes whereas others are enquiring since this move is yet to be publicly announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) though its website carries an order.
Shillong, Dec 18: Following close on the heels of KHNAM, who last week declared their first list of candidates for the MDC election due early next year, the United Democratic Party (UDP) on Wednesday released its first list of candidates for the MDC elections.
UDP has announced the names of six candidates in the first list. They are Martamlin Pyrbot from Jaiaw constituency, Hamletson Dohling from Mylliem constituency, Gervasis Kharmujai from Mawlai constituency, Anthony Nongbri Malki-Laitumkhrah constituency, Wanpli Kharmawphlang from Nongthymmai constituency and Edarstar Nongbri from Nongkrem constituency.
SHILLONG, Dec 18: Meghalaya on Wednesday paid rich tribute to legendary poet laureate U Soso Tham as people remembered him as a visionary and a patriot besides his contribution to the Khasi literature.
A function was organized by the Arts and Culture department at U Soso Tham Auditorium in the city to commemorate his 73rd death anniversary.
Arts and Culture Minister Clement Marak participated at the floral tribute paid to the bust of the great poet besides lighting candle with students and others.
TURA, Dec 17: In another appalling instance of rape of a mentally challenged girl, this time from the South Garo Hills, a 20 year old girl was allegedly raped during the first day of the Winter Festival in the town of Baghmara. The incident was understated due to the fact that the Maharis tried to work out a compromise so as not to bring the matter to the limelight. However, upon the news of the rape spreading, various organizations of Baghmara raised hue and cry.
One Rikrak N Sangma, of Konagittim in Baghmara was accused of the rape of a mentally challenged girl from Rangdokram in Baghmara. According to sources, the girl was raped on the first day of the recently concluded Baghmara Winter Festival on December 11 last.
Tura, Dec 18: With the many woes the defunct street lights has brought to the town of Tura increasing by the day, the same is now slated to go out of the window. The Tura Municipal Board (TMB) is all set to install about 250 solar street lights within the town to ensure that Christmas for everyone is not deprived of lights. The CEO of TMB, ZJ Sangma, confirmed the same was underway as this report is being printed, ensuring many happy smiles along the way for the residents of Tura, West Garo Hills.
Guwahati, Dec 17: A teenage girl was killed and 15 others including women were injured in a powerful blast in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, suspected ULFA militants had planted a crude bomb below an electric pole near the old railway station of busy Amolapatty area in Dibrugarh town.
SHILLONG, Dec 17: NGOs demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya Tuesday said they knew that the ILP is a State subject, as underscored by Union Home Minister Sushil Shinde in the Parliament, and accused Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma of misleading the people.
Shinde is reported to have said in the Parliament that implementation of the ILP is a State subject. Shinde was replying to a question raised by MP from Shillong, Vincent H. Pala, in the winter session of Parliament.