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.
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.
New Delhi, Sept 30 (IANS): Petrol will cost Rs.3.05 less a litre, excluding state taxes, and diesel will be expensive by 50 paise per litre from midnight Monday, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced.
The IOC said the decrease in petrol price was due to appreciation in the rupee value and reduction in international motor spirit (MS) prices.
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).
SHILLONG, Sept 30: The Meghalaya Government has agreed to implement the high court’s order issued to the state education department relating to the implementation of the various demands of the lower primary school teachers with effect from December this year.
An agreement was signed by the Deputy Chief Minister in Charge of Education Dr RC Laloo and the All Meghalaya Primary School Teacher’s Association (AMPSTA) leaders after a meeting held on Monday.
SHILLONG, Sept 30: The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during a recent interview to a national news channel said that the rupee is not falling but is “stable” as against a decreasing Bombay Stock Exchange and Nifty while acknowledging that it is a matter of concern to tackle inflation for the union government. Inflation in August has increased to a six-month high at 6.1 percent whereas the retail inflation is hovering at double digit figures.