IMPHAL, April 08: A security personal from the escort team of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, provided by Manipur government, allegedly committed suicide by his service rifle in Manipur’s Imphal on Sunday.
TURA, April 08: In an act that can only be considered as ignorant, insensitive and stupid, an endangered clouded leopard was killed and its meat posted for sale on social media prompting animal rights activists to go on an overdrive seeking action against the culprits.
The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring in the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China. Since 2008, it is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ with a total population suspected to be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend, and no single population numbering more than 1,000 adults. The clouded leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya.
SHILLONG, April 07 (IANS): A constable of the Meghalaya armed police was killed while a jail official was injured in an accident involving a Mercedes car driven by Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Hek’s son early on Saturday, police said.
A police officer said that the head-on collision between the Mercedes and a two-wheeler driven by jail official Probin D. Sangma and constable Probat.R. Marak occurred at Fourth Furlong Tri-junction here.
KOLKATA, April 06 (IANS): A middle aged man arrested in Kolkata for allegedly preserving his mother’s body in a freezer for the last three years was bailed out by a city court on Friday on grounds of mental illness and admitted to a psychiatric hospital here.
Kolkata Police on Wednesday night recovered the body of a woman named Beena Majumdar, embalmed with chemicals after three years of her death in a south Kolkata house and arrested her son Subhabrata Majumdar late on Thursday suspecting his involvement in the case.
Mumbai, April 08 (IANS): Indiscriminate acquisition of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) by the Election Commission, inexplicable mismatch in numbers of machines from producers and buyers, and insecure transportation have emerged as major concerns from official replies to Right to Information (RTI) queries.
Mumbai RTI activist Manoranjan S. Roy -- who painstakingly pursued the matter for nearly a year -- said the RTI responses may have severe repercussions on the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country.
TURA, April 07: A wooden bridge on the Selsella – Rajabala road has been lying in a dangerous state for over a month now despite which there have been no efforts undertaken by the PWD to ensure its repair.
Upon being informed on the matter however, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills, Ram Singh, said that the bridge was in the process of repair with another concrete bridge also coming up to replace the rickety one.
SHILLONG, April 07: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma who is also the National President of the National People’s Party (NPP), was given a warm welcome by party functionaries at Imphal when he visited the state capital of Manipur along with PWD Minister Prestone Tynsong and Home Minister James K. Sangma on Saturday.
The NPP delegation from Meghalaya was felicitated at Lamboi Khongnangkhong playground in Imphal where it was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh.