SHILLONG, June 27: The North Eastern Hill University Teachers Association (NEHUTA) has expressed its regret over the attitude of the NEHU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. Prabodh Sukla in reneging his own words of taking into consideration the report submitted by the Review Committee on Teachers’ Career Advancement Scheme. The members of NEHUTA marched in protest against the betrayal by the Vice-Chancellor before the administration and demanded that he should listen to the aggrieved teachers. The VC not only disappointed but also made the teachers felt neglected by not meeting them who assembled seeking justice from him.
SHILLONG, June 27: The Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) is preparing for the 5th edition of the renowned Meghalaya Icon competition.
Unveiling the plans of the Society to use music as a medium to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS, Deputy Director of MACS Dr E Lyngdoh said, “Music is a universal language and using music as a tool, the society’s fifth edition of Meghalaya Icon has been envisioned as a mass information and awareness campaign on HIV and AIDS.”
Lyngdoh added to this by saying, “The winner of Meghalaya Icon will be a brand ambassador for the MACS, travelling the far corners of the state to spread awareness on HIV and AIDS for the period of one year.”
SHILLONG, June 26: Speaking about the rise in drug – related crimes in the city, East Khasi Hills District Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem has stated that out of 1000 cases registered, 50 percent of the cases are drug related cases against cases of property, snatching, thefts, pick pocket, demand extortion, threatening and even rape.
Participating at the Advocacy Meeting with Community Stake Holders on “Harm Reduction” organized by the Meghalaya Aids Control Society (MACS) and Voluntary Health Association of Meghalaya (VHAM) as part of observing the International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking held in the city on Thursday, Syiem said, “The increasing number of drug users and drug suppliers also has a consequence on the crime rate.”
SHILLONG, June 26: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM), Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, has alleged that the Congress led opposition in the Council is undermining the efforts of the Executive Committee (EC) to turn the forest at Mawpat into a protected area.
Stating that the forest at Mawpat does not belong to the Syiem of Mylliem or the EC of the KHADC and that they are just the guardians and custodians of the same, the CEM added that the EC has not done anything wrong by declaring the forest a protected area.
SHILLONG, June 26: Amid stiff opposition, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Thursday introduced the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Nomination and Election of the Syiem, Deputy Syiem, Myntri, Basan and Rangbah Shnong of Bhowal Syiemship) First Amendment Bill, 2014, even as opposition members staged a walk out as a mark of protest.
On the fourth day of the budget session on Thursday, as soon as the Deputy Chairman, Pyniaid Syiem asked the Executive Member in-charge Elaka, PK Pangniang to introduce the amendment bill in the house, Congress MDCs stood up and opposed the move to introduce the bill claiming that the matter was sub-judice since it was pending in the High Court.
Following a petition filed on the issue, the High Court had recently issued a stay order on the decision of the executive committee to remove the acting Syiem of Hima Bhowal, Kynsai N Syiem to pave way for the appointment of new Syiem in the Hima.
TURA, June 26: Acting swiftly after the kidnapping of four traders on Wednesday morning from the Dadenggre area, the police personnel of West Garo Hills (WGH) got into action mode and rescued the four in the early hours of Thursday morning. The four were rescued unharmed from the clutches of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) from a remote location in WGH, in the process killing one in the resultant encounter that lasted for more than 20 minutes.
Int’l Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking observed at Belbari
AMPATI, June 26: “Students must be aware of the ill-effects of drugs as well as alcoholic drinks and keep away from them at any cost and parents must monitor their children’s behavior and activities at all times to ensure that they do not get into such habits” asserted Deputy Commissioner (DC), South West Garo Hills (SWGH), Ram Singh, while speaking as one of the resource persons during the observation of International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking organized by Social Welfare department at Garudachal Vidyapeeth Secondary School, Belbari on Thursday.
The day was marked by a slogan writing competition, games, presentation of prayer and patriotic songs and brief talks on the subject by the district officials.