SHILLONG, Sept 26: After travelling over 2000 kilometers in her cycle and covering four north eastern states with an aim to enlighten people on the need to stop violence against women, Manipur-based activist Sougaijam Bidyalakshmi Leima arrived in Shillong city on Thursday.
“In a very little way I want to contribute through the campaign on the need to end violence against women,” Leima, who hails from Jiribam village in Manipur, told reporters.
NEW DELHI, Sept 25 (IANS): An estimated eight million central government employees and pensioners can now look forward to higher emoluments with the constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), which the government announced on Wednesday.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016," Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a statement.
NONGSTOIN, Sept 25: Owing to the night road blockade accompanied with various cases of arson and stone pelting incidents and the recent damages caused to the ambulance belonging to Nongstoin Regional Local Taxi Owner and Driver Association (NRLTODA), it has made all ambulances reluctant to ferry patients during the hours of night road blockade.
SHILLONG, Sept 25: A delegation of the Meghalaya Editor's & Publisher's Association (MEPA) on Wednesday met the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister, Manish Tewari, and apprised him of the numerous burning issues currently faced by the journalists and publishers in the state. To which, the Minister assured full support and address these issues in an expeditious manner.
SHILLONG, Sept 25: Six police personnel were injured when an impromptu procession staged by the pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) women organizations turned violent at Mothphran after the sit-in-demonstration held at students’ field on Wednesday.
Pro - ILP activists pelted stones at Mothphran injuring six security personnel that included a senior officer from the 6th MLP Battalion and five women police personnel including a Sub Inspector.
SHILLONG, Sept 25: In Meghalaya today right from the ruling party that is running the government, the opposition are trying breathlessly to occupy the CM’s chair. In one hand the congress led MUA-II is in a state of internal dissidence whereas on the other hand the opposition is throwing tantrums and statements about the government. And whether the congress dissidence members also have any backstage ‘handshake’ with the opposition is there to be reckoned with since this is nothing impossible in politics in the country and particularly in this state.
SHILLONG, Sept 25: A petrol bomb was hurled at the private house of Meghalaya Additional Chief Secretary (CS), Deb Burman on Wednesday night at around 11 pm by unknown miscreants.
The private house is located at Mawngap, Shillong, and is currently under construction.
Contractor of the house and former Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Ri-Bhoi, Vice President, Batkupar Nongrum alias Bobby, who was on his way to the site after receiving the news in his car, was pelted stones at in Langkyrding wherein the front windshield of his vehicle completely damaged.