TURA, Aug 07: Former South Tura MLA and now contestant in the by-polls for the same seat, John Leslee K Sangma has been accused of massive misappropriation of funds meant to be distributed to beneficiaries under MLA schemes during his tenure as MLA of the constituency.
The allegations were made today by the former chairman of the now disbanded ANVC (B), Bernard N Marak who provided copies of RTIs that according to him showed little or no development work being done with only workers of the MLA benefitting from the MLA’s largesse.
SHILLONG, Aug 07: The regional political party – Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has demanded that the state government starts considering the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Meghalaya.
In a memorandum which was submitted to Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma here on Tuesday, KHNAM president, Pyndapborthiaw Saibon said, “…the demands made by various pressure groups for implementation of NRC to keep check of illegal immigrants needs to be given due consideration under the presence circumstances.”
Guwahati, Aug 07 (IANS): A septuagenarian in Assam committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a remote village on the India-Bangladesh border, sparking rumours that he took the extreme step after failing to find the names of his family members in NRC.
The incident came to light when on Tuesday people spotted the body of Deben Barman (71) hanging from a tree branch in the front yard of his house in Dhubri district, which borders Bangladesh.
SHILLONG, Aug 07: Meghalaya police is cautiously and effectively resisting any move of militant groups from outside the state which are trying to get a footing in the Garo Hills region of the state.
On August 4 militants from Assam’s NDFB outfit had planned to set up an extortion racket in the Garo Hills when their hideout was busted by East Garo Hills (EGH) police. The mastermind of the group was former GNLA commander Grikseng N Sangma alias Rimpu, who had invited the NDFB to operate in the Garo Hills region.
SHILLONG, Aug 07: Seeking to safeguard Meghalaya from influx and illegal immigration, the United Democratic Party (UDP) has decided to constitute a committee which will come up with a proposal for mechanisms to rid the state of these problems.
“We have decided to constitute a committee to conduct an in-depth study into the problem of influx and illegal immigration in the state,” UDP general secretary, Jemino Mawthoh informed in this regard after a central executive committee meeting of the party which was held here on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, Aug 07: The United Democratic Party (UDP) is seeking to win the upcoming by elections to the Ranikor seat in the Assembly and is going all out to achieve this goal through an aggressive campaigning exercise.
In this regard, the general secretary of the party, Jemino Mawthoh informed that the central executive committee of the party has decided to come up with a specific strategy for the upcoming polls.
SHILLONG, Aug 07: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma has said that the National People’s Party (NPP) has ensured that the government was ‘pro-people’ and was pushing the agenda for equitable development in the State.
“We don’t have any extraordinary intelligence. If there is anything extra ordinary it is our will and commitment and our desire to work. We don’t have big brains but big hearts and it is our sheer commitment and love for the people that pushes us to work,” the Chief Minister said at a felicitation programme held at Nongpyndeng Presbyterian Church in Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills.