Shillong, Oct 02: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday informed that the Meghalaya High Court has approved the state government’s proposal for setting up a “Special Court” which will try cases for violating the Supreme Court (SC) order for ban of bandh and strike.
SHILLONG, Oct 02: After the axe had fallen on Rashid Masood and Lalu Prasad Yadav following a new Supreme Court of India ruling, is it time for Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh in Meghalaya to follow suit. This is the question that everyone in Meghalaya is asking today and more so after the news of the two convicted leaders went viral in the media and other public domain.
Ampareen, who is the Urban Affairs Minister in the present MUA-II government in the state won the last assembly election on an INC ticket, is involved in the infamous LP teacher recruitment scam that can be drawn parallel to the MBBS recruitment scam in which her Congress comrade Masood is convicted recently and was sent packing to the national capital’s Tihar Jail. If Ampareen is convicted in this scam then she will be the first person from her family of impeccable characters to land up in jail.
SHILLONG, Oct 01: The embattled and controversial CMJ University Chancellor Chandra Mohan Jha (CM Jha) reappeared before the Meghalaya CID sleuths for the second time on Tuesday after he had reported to them on September 19 last and then had left for his home state Bihar.
Jha met the Meghalaya CID sleuths in the forenoon as the state investigating agency is carrying out probe against his private varsity since April after the then Meghalaya governor RS Mooshahary had filed an FIR with the CID alleging that the university was giving fake certificates.
SHILLONG, Oct 01: It seems that the controversial Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University is out of the woods, as of now, but intriguingly this controversial University has one thing in common with another private University, Techno Global University, at least on paper.
A cursory glance at the website of the two Universities would unmistakably get one fixated on the section “About India-Meghalaya” (http://www.cmjuniversity.edu.in/about-india-meghalaya.php and http://technoglobaluniversity.org/About_meghalay_page.aspx).
Washington, Oct 01 (IANS): Americans Tuesday woke to a historic shutdown for the first time in 17 years as a midnight deadline passed without a budget deal between Republicans and Democrats on how to keep the government spending going.
Through the day the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-controlled Senate, divided over President Barack Obama's signature health law nicknamed Obamacare, played ping-pong with each other's versions of a spending bill.
TURA, Oct 01: The unending tale of neglect that has become the norm rather than the exception for the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) continued once more with one of the heartbeat towns of Dainadubi being without electricity for more than 2 weeks. Electricity was down in the area since 9:30 pm on September 17, which till the writing of this report is more than 2 weeks already.
Ranchi/Patna, Sept 30 (IANS): Bringing to end one of India's longest-running corruption cases, a court in the Jharkhand capital Monday convicted RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 44 others for illegal withdrawal of millions of rupees from the then undivided Bihar's animal husbandry department in the early 1990s, in what is popularly known as the fodder scam.
The BJP Monday hailed the verdict as justice for Bihar's people, while Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal admitted the party's future was at stake.