SHILLONG, July 06: The grand finale of the “Meghalaya Icon 4” rocked as every year and “Restless Desire” stole the hearts of the judges and the music lovers who had thronged the Laban Sports ground on Saturday to witness the slugfest between the eleven bands that had made it to the final.
SHILLONG, July 05: The outgoing Governor of Meghalaya, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, has been a Governor with a difference. He is one of the few Governors who have made their presence felt, not by extended tenure or flamboyant speeches, but taking actions and attempting to rectify lot of things.
Talking exclusively to Meghalaya Times on Friday, at the end of his illustrious tenure as he is supposed to vacate his office by Saturday, he said the role of Governor is very limited as he ‘does not govern’.
The Governor’s role is ‘only’ to advise or suggest. If they are not adhered to or not implemented, then he needs to roar. “So I roared,” exclaimed Mooshahary.
SHILLONG, July 05: Reminding the Election Commission of India (ECI) of its responsibilities and duties, Senior Rajya Sabha Member Shantaram Naik on Friday said the autonomous body responsible for conducting elections across the nation should not ‘transgress’ upon powers of Parliament. Naik stressed that the electoral body should function within its framework under the Constitution.
SHILLONG, July 05 (IANS): Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman, a 1979 batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was Friday appointed Meghalaya's police chief, an official said.
Hanaman, who was additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat in New Delhi, replaces acting Director General of Police Sunil Kumar Jain. He is expected to join office Monday.
A Home department official said Hanaman was selected by the State Security Commission, headed by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, from a panel of five senior IPS officers of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
SHILLONG, July 05: Amidst protest and walkout, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) passed the amendment Bill of the KHADC Autonomous District (Constitution of District Councils) Rules, 2013, ahead of the 2014 MDC elections in the state.
The session on Friday was held to discuss on the Autonomous District Rules with main focus on the proposed delimitation of MDC constituencies before the House agrees to pass it.
SHILLONG, July 05: An enforcement official of the District transport office (DTO) in Shillong on Friday ended up in police dragnet for his alleged involvement in demanding bribe from public.
Police arrested the official after he was caught red handed taking Rs 5,000 as part of the first installment of Rs 10,000 supposed bribe he had apparently demanded from a goods transporter for obtaining road permits.