SHILLONG, Dec 13: Now having been elected for five consecutive terms of office as the MDC of Laban constituency, Sanbor Shullai on Saturday was felicitated on the silver jubilee of him being the MDC of the constituency.
‘Twenty-five long years – yet still a legend’- was written on a cake during Shullai’s felicitation which was organized by the Laban Dorbar Shnong in the city.
Residents of Laban attended the function to show their respect and appreciation for his services and contribution towards uplifting of the society and the people as an MDC.
This appreciation and gratefulness to the political leader was shown by the residents of Laban through their songs, dances and their acting skills displayed during the function.
SHILLONG, Dec 13: If connectivity is given a major fillip by the NDA Government in the North East (NE) region, it comes with a ‘manufacturing’ cost. A leading Indian industrial house, Godrej is planning to pack up its plants from the region and relocate elsewhere. Meghalaya and Sikkim are the two NE states in this region where the Godrej Group flagship listed entity Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. has plants. The move to relocate its consumer division came after the union government has asked NE states not to register new industrial units under the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007 with effect from December 1, 2014.
SHILLONG, Dec 12: Tennydard Marak, who has been charge sheeted alongwith Social Welfare Minister Deborah C Marak for allegedly having links with militants, on Friday sought permission from the Supreme Court (SC) to submit facts and documents into the case.
An application for permission to bring on record subsequent facts and additional documents was filed before the Supreme Court.
In a statement issued here on Friday, Tennydard said, “The facts and documents would clearly reveal the sinister design of the state to muzzle and intimidate me.”
SHILLONG, Dec 12: In view of the alleged extortion drives by the banned Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) which is on the rise in West Khasi Hills (WKH), the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Adelbert Nongrum on Friday demanded the deployment of additional forces to ensure the safety and security of the people of the region.
Claiming that he had received numerous complaints on the matter, Nongrum said, “The state government is demanded to deploy the police commandos from the state’s capital to extend adequate security to the people of the areas which are badly affected by such illegal activities perpetrated by the militants.”
TURA, Dec 13: For the third straight year, the town of Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills (WGH) held its annual 120 drums Wangala festival in the Tikrikilla HS School ground. Egged on by a crowd of more than 6000 who stood through the day to witness the event, 12 teams fought to be the best in the day with Tongapara emerging as the winner, taking home rupees 20 thousand as prize money.
The Wangala troupes of Raksamgre Youth Club and Sampalgre came 2nd and 3rd respectively.
SHILLONG, Dec 12: Traditional head of a village in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district on Friday allegedly held back the school annual report cards of four innocent children just because their parents had been ostracized by the Dorbar Shnong, which has deprived these children of their right to know about their academic performances.
The children who are victims of this alleged discrimination include John Firstborn Nongri studying in class III, Michael Jackson Nongbri also studying in class III, Daphi Banri Nongbri studying in class I and nursery student Beautifully Nongbri, all children of Tomondaris Nongbri and Spolin Wahspeh, sources informed on Friday here.
The children are all students of a Government LP School in Mawkhli.
SHILLONG, Dec 12: The police, in sustained drive against drinking of liquor in public places, conducted a surprise check at Khyndailadon Thursday night at 9:30 pm and 32 youth were found in drunken state indulging in nuisance on the public road. They were taken to Sadar police station and released on bail bond to their parents/ guardians after medical examination.
Non FIR case is being taken up against them. Police has also cautioned the licensed bars and night clubs to ensure that minors are prevented from visiting such bars and night clubs.