TURA, Sept 18: In what can only be termed as a shocker for the region, the body of a 44 year old man, who had been reported missing since Saturday last was found in the outskirts of Tura on Wednesday, near Danakgre. The man identified as Emport Marak of Ringgi Songgital in the outskirts of Tura had left home in his auto rickshaw on Saturday morning with Rs 16,000 to buy a cow but did not return. The murdered man’s head had been smashed possibly with a stone and his body was highly mutilated.
SHILLONG, Sept 18: The hoardings on one of Shillong’s landmarks – the over bridge at the Motphran junction shows Priyanka Chopra playing arguably one of the country’s greatest athletes, Manipuri pugilist Mary Kom.
In the movie which is directed by Omung Kumar, the Manipuri pugilist rises over all adversity, conquers all foes and surmounts all opposition. Not so is the fate of the over bridge which is scheduled to be demolished on September 20, 2014 after the East Khasi Hills district administration had imposed a total restriction on movement on the dilapidated over bridge.
SHILLONG, Sept 17: The long awaited peace pact between the two militant outfits- A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its breakaway faction ANVC(B)- and the Meghalaya and union governments is all set to be inked in New Delhi on September 24.
After a meeting with the ANVC leaders here on Wednesday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “The final signing of the agreed text for settlement will be signed next week on September 24 in Delhi”.
SHILLONG, Sept 17: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) sleuths on Wednesday arrested an official of the Meghalaya Education Department after he was caught taking bribe from a school teacher at his office in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district.
The Sub Divisional School Education Inspector Lufter Rahman was arrested by the CID from his office at Mairang in the district, Special Superintendent of Police (CID), CA Lyngwa informed.
SHILLONG, Sept 18: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul on Thursday said that effective early warning systems require strong technical foundations and good knowledge about the risks even as they must be strongly ‘people-centered’.
“They must be strongly people centered – with clear messages, dissemination systems that reach those at risk and have knowledgeable responses by risk managers and the public,” he said.
Dr Paul was addressing the inaugural function of the two day Regional Conference on ‘Geo-informatics for early warning of disasters, with special emphasis on NE Region’ held at the Multi-Conventional Hall, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
Stating that public awareness and education are critical, he said, “Effective early warning systems must be embedded in an understandable manner and relevant to the communities which they serve.”
SHILLONG, Sept 17: The State government on Wednesday announced that the historic Motphran over bridge will be dismantled from September 20, after technical experts declared the latter to be unsafe for use by pedestrians.
The over 30 year-old bridge was built near a sandstone monument erected by the British to pay tribute to the brave souls who selflessly laid down their lives for the cause of Britain during World War I.
“The Motphran Bridge will be dismantled on September 20 and the process of dismantling will continue till the following day on September 21,” officials said.
Tura, Sept 17: The Federation of Khasi Jaintia Garo People (FKJGP) on Wednesday has filed a FIR against an extortionist who had been found collecting money in the name of the Federation. The culprit identified as Tengra Ch Marak has allegedly collected money in the name of the NGO from places like Baghmara, Dalu, Tura and Williamnagar. The FIR which was filed on Tuesday in the Tura Police Station stated that the person had been at the act for quite some time now.
Marak, who has been collecting money under the name of different organizations including the A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) has been at it for more than a year now and was caught in the act of collecting money in the name of the FKJGP recently but was able to escape after which authorities were contacted and an FIR filed. He then landed up in Williamnagar and carried on with his illegal activities.