SHILLONG, Jan 04: Pyniaid Syiem who represents the Sohryngkham constituency in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has been suspended from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party which cited ‘anti –party activities’ for the decision which was made on Wednesday.
The decision was taken during the Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting of the party held on Wednesday after the member was alleged of actively canvassing for the KHNAM’s candidate during the just concluded ADC by-polls.
Addressing newsmen here, HSPDP secretary Witting Mawsor said, “We have unanimously decided to suspend him (Syiem) for two years from the party because of his anti-party activities.”
NEW DELHI, Jan 04 (IANS): Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI), becoming the 44th and the first Sikh top judge of the country.
Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
The 64-year-old judge succeeds Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and will hold office of a little over seven months, retiring on August 28, 2017 when he will turn 65. A no-nonsense judge, Chief Justice Khehar has been described as a “strong judge” by his predecessor.
SHILLONG, Jan 04: Carrying out its threat to embark on a State – wide strike, the employees of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation have made an announcement that they will embark on such an agitation from January 5 morning.
SHILLONG, Dec 23: Seeking to maintain stability in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council in the wake of the recently concluded by elections to six seats in the Council, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has extended its support to the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Council.
In the midst of reports of an alleged aggressive campaign on the part of the Congress party to dislodge the PDF from the Council which is led by the Chief Executive Member (CEM), PN Syiem who was recently suspended from the Congress party, this move made by the HSPDP has ensured that the PDF has the requisite numbers to hold on to the reins of power in the Council.
SHILLONG, Jan 04: In yet another heinous incident to herald the year 2017, a 17-year-old girl was gang raped by six persons in a village in East Khasi Hills District even as police are yet to arrest the accused.
The incident took place at 9pm at Mawmang locality of Mawryngkneng village on January 1, when the girl was going home from her aunt’s place, after having had food for the New Year.
An FIR filed with the Mawryngkneng police station has named the six accused who were identified as Sanlang Kharlukhi, Rimon Surong, Requestor Mukhim, Shan Dkhar, Sanbhalang Mawthoh and Banlumlang Rynjah.
SHILLONG, Jan 04: Taking note of the current situation wherein the beneficiaries of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) are left to the whims and fancies of insurance companies, the State Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has asked the state health department to incorporate a system of redressal to address this problem.
“The insurance company can reject any claims by beneficiaries unless such system which may act as a referee is in place,” PAC chairman, Paul Lyngdoh said in this regard.
TURA, Dec 23: A battalion constable of Meghalaya police has been arrested after being on the run after allegedly raping a 17 year old girl in the village of Dimapara in South Garo Hills (SGH) district on Thursday.
The shocking incident took place on Thursday morning and was only known when the victim related the episode to the mother. An FIR was filed on Friday morning in the district headquarter of Baghmara though the exact version of the victim’s ordeal could not be recorded due to the absence of a lady magistrate. However rape was confirmed after a medical was conducted.