SHILLONG, April 18: The involvement of minors in the protest rally that was recently sponsored by the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) has invited action from the part of the district administration of East Khasi Hills with Deputy Commissioner (DC), PS Dkhar serving the association a show cause notice on Tuesday.
“It was found that your association had utilized minor children (who are not the members) in the rally which is a clear violation of the terms and conditions and thus liable for prosecution under section 188 IPC,” Dkhar said in his show cause to MSSASA general secretary HM Marbaniang on April 13.
SHILLONG, April 18: The withdrawing of support by the United Democratic Party (UDP) to the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) has been made to weaken the MDCs in the coalition as it fears the outcome of the 2018 state polls, according to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Pynshngain N Syiem.
“The decision to withdraw support to the PDF is a political agenda of the UDP because many of the MDCs in the ruling will give a tough fight to its leaders in 2018,” Syiem said here on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, April 18: Following charges of fund misappropriation on the non-teaching staff by the Secretary, Diocese Church of North East India, Donald Ingty recently, the incumbent principal of All Saint’s Diocesan HS School, P Lyngdoh who was due for a farewell at the end of this month has been asked to step down from his position immediately.
Lyngdoh has since moved out in compliance of the order, sources informed Meghalaya Times while adding that the principal has now been replaced by his daughter in a ‘temporary arrangement’ until a ‘suitable and qualified’ candidate is appointed to the post of principal.
SHILLONG, April 18: Alleging that there is rampant corruption in one of the weigh bridges run by the state government, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has threatened to storm this particular weighbridge and expose the wrong therein.
In an open letter to the state government, HSPDP chief Ardent M Basaiawmoit said, “If state government fails to immediately put an end to this, we will not hesitate to storm the weighbridge…when we say it, we also mean it.”
He said that the party has been receiving numerous complaints from coal truck owners and drivers about the illegal collection by the government weighbridge at 13th Mile in Ri Bhoi District.
SHILLONG, April 18: The announcement that the United Democratic Party (UDP) has withdrawn support to the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) is ‘meaningless’ according to CEM, PN Syiem who pointed out that the party’s MDCs are yet to resign from the EC.
“I have received a letter from the UDP general secretary Jemino Mawthoh informing about the party’s decision to withdraw support to the PDF. However it is meaningless because till now none of its MDCs have resigned,” Syiem said here on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, April 18: Bogged down by continually having to clarify against allegations of being involved in a Hindutva doctrine, popularized for being anti-secular in social networking sites, the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday has decided to put its foot down on such allegations.
Going hammer and tongs against those propagating hate politics by projecting BJP as an anti-Christian party in social networking sites, the BJP state unit is all set to lodge a police complaint against those involved.
SHILLONG, April 17: The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee in the KHADC headed by PN Syiem now hangs in the balance after the United Democratic Party (UDP) decided to pull its support on Monday, bringing an end to speculations on when it would actually do so.
The UDP has not been on good terms with the ruling dispersion in the KHADC, with one of its MDCs, HS Shylla recently even moving a No Confidence Motion against the PDF, in spite of the party being an active member of the coalition then.