SHILLONG, Oct 10: The 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Thursday rejected the Inner Line Permit (ILP) demand for the state through the voice vote. The ILP demand was voted out by MUA-II government in favor of a “comprehensive, integrated and institutionalized” mechanism to check illegal immigration into the pre-dominantly tribal state.
Replying to the Resolution Motion tabled by Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator, Ardent Basaiawmoit, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “My government would soon take up with the Centre a proposal for appropriate amendment to the Representation of People’s Act in order to ensure that outsiders in the state would not get voting rights”.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS): India's cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will bring the curtain down on his illustrious 24-year-old career with his 200th Test - this one against the West Indies - in November.
Tendulkar, who had retired from ODIs last December, said Thursday that the 200th Test match would indeed be his last game.
SHILLONG, Oct 10: With MPCC calling for nominations for the party ticket from aspirants for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, 10 aspirants have applied for Congress ticket on Thursday itself.
SHILLONG, Oct 09: United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator, Paul Lyngdoh Wednesday described the Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) as a “rehab centre” for failed and defeated politicians, adding that at best it is a “talking shop” for politicians to discuss politics over a cup of tea as it has no statutory powers.
Lyngdoh, moving a cut motion in the Assembly, was critical about the performance of the State Planning Board and said that it has failed to live up to the aspirations of the people.
SHILLONG, Oct 10: Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri Thursday affirmed that the Law and Order situation is under control and the government will ensure peaceful, safe and secure celebrations of all festivals including pujas across the state in general and Shillong city in particular.
Briefing journalists on Thursday night regarding the law and order scenario in state, Warjri appealed the people to remain calm and not to heed any rumors.
SHILLONG, Oct 10: Despite all odds, particularly the ILP turmoil in the city and state at large, the spirit of some of the puja committees in the city are commendable as they are leaving no stones unturned to make the celebration a grand success like past years and keep up the true multi-cultural nature of Shillong that is otherwise known to the outer world. Some of these committees are also making efforts in ensuring security and instill a sense of confidence by allotting volunteers to oversee the smooth functioning of the celebration.
SHILLONG, Oct 09: The Justice SP Rajkhowa commission of inquiry into the Shillong Jail break incident has said that killing of the jailbreak mastermind Fullmoon Dhar was “justified” as it was done in self-defense by the Police.
The much-awaited report of the commission, which was tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday, said that the then Superintendent of Police, Jaintia Hills, Mukesh Singh asked Fullmoon Dhar to surrender with his arms, but he did not respond and was shot by Singh in self defense.