New Delhi, Sept 13 (IANS): A judge Friday took just a few minutes to sentence four men to death for the pitiless gang-rape of a young woman in Delhi last December resulting in her death, a verdict that was applauded across the nation.
Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, who presided over a fast-track court that finished the trial in seven months, said their "hair rising beastly and unparalleled behaviour" definitely qualified it as one of the "rarest of rare cases".
Shillong, Sept 13: There was an exchange of fire between Tura police and a new militant outfit christened A’chik Matgrik Liberation Front (AMLF) at Oragitok under Rongram Police Out Post on Friday.
Tura, Sept 13: A day after the withdrawal of the bandh called by the GHSMC, life began to get back to normal for the residents of Tura. However, a few surprises are still in store if the words of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills (WGH) are anything to go by. With video analysis available as well as the confessions of many of the arrested activists, the administration is targeting as many as 100 people who barged into the DC office and tried to disrupt work.
SHILLONG, Sept 13: Meghalaya journalists on Friday raised issues relating to their safety and security and said that they are intimidated by members of “organisations” and also the Government from time to time, during a discussion with members from the Press Council of India (PCI) here.
A subcommittee of the Press Council of India (PCI) is touring the country to hear about issues related to journalists’ safety and security. The report of the committee would be compiled in the next six months before sending it to the Parliament for further action.
SHILLONG, Sept 13: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in charge Education, Dr RC Laloo on Friday informed that state government would soon implement the ‘Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)’ to replace the annual examination system usually practiced in schools.
“There will be no detention or in other words no examination would be required once the CCE is implemented,” Dr Laloo said here.
SHILLONG, Sept 12: Even as stray incident of stone pelting were reported near the Tura Government college during the indefinite Garo hills bandh on Thursday called by NGOs demanding a separate Garo state , Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma made it clear that he does not foresee the demand fructifying as Khasi and Garo hills will not be divided.
On the sideline of a function in Shillong, Dr Sangma on Thursday said, “I don’t foresee division of the Khasis and Garos, it is only a bunch of people who are asking for this (statehood) … you have seen it and it has been there for a long time, it is nothing new.”