SHILLONG, May 05: For St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, it is that magic moment that rarely comes to an educational institution no matter how prestigious or renowned it might be.
It is called the “perfect ten” made famous by Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci who became the first woman in Olympic game history to score a perfect 10.
The rarest of the rare moment came to St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School on Monday at 10 am when it scored all the ten positions in the Science stream and secured eight positions in commerce stream of the HSSLC examination 2014 results declared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).
Tura, May 05: Taking stock of the growing menace of Satan worshippers who have been going around desecrating graves and walls of the town, the District Commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH), Pravin Bakshi put a ban on the cult. The cult which has been menacing the town and its residents came under the scanner about 2 weeks ago after 16 of them were caught in the act in Matchakolgre. While cults were mainly known in places like Nagaland and Manipur, the existence of it in Garo Hills had produced shocking reactions.
Tura, May 05: In order to make a fast buck, some miscreants in the town of Tura have been visiting non Garo colonies to extort money pretending to be a part of prominent NGOs of the region. While the Garo Student’s Union (GSU) has been the name most commonly used, (being the biggest NGO of the region), other NGOs like the FKJGP, A’chik Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO) and Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) have also not been spared by the posers. The NGO themselves have come out very strongly against these acts stating that those trying to extort had no connection with them and warned of strong action.
Official address cited is Microsoft office
Kolkata, May 04: Photoshop is the most widely used software for enhancements to photographs. However, one company took the mantle of makeover a little too far and created a company that only exists on their website and not on the ground. The Kali Pradip Chaudhari led KPC group lists Chemgenpharma, a pharmaceutical company as one of its group with a fully functional lab and premises in the Salt Lake Area. A check on the ground found a shocker in store – one that is likely to have huge repercussions.
For the uninitiated, the KPC group is the same one which won a contract from the Meghalaya government to the tune of Rs 250 crore for setting up of the Shillong Medical College in November 2012. They supposedly also share close ties with the West Bengal government though there is no paper trail on the projects they have with the WB government other than the Medical College and the Shova nursing home being in Kolkata. Both are supposedly run by the group.
SHILLONG, May 05: The 13 Pro – ILP NGOs Monday served a one - week deadline to state government demanding immediate and unconditional release of the three members who were arrested and booked under the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA) last year.
The decision to serve a week’s deadline for the release of the three members belonging to two NGOs was taken at a meeting of the thirteen NGOs held on Monday.
Guwahati, May 05: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has congratulated Itanagar based scribe Tongam Rina for being honoured by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as an information hero. Rina, who works for Arunachal Times, an influential English newspaper of Arunachal Pradesh, has been included in the list of ‘100 information heroes’ released by the Paris based media watchdog on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.
Rina, 34, is the only Indian journalist to figure in the RSF list.
Pressure groups, NGOs friends with Outfit; Vivek Syiem in hit list
Shillong, May 04: Proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Sunday demanded the immediate release of HANM President Lamphrang Kharbani along with four other youths arrested on Friday night, or face four days of total shutdown. The outfit has warned of announcing total shutdown of all the state government offices and departments including the central government on May 8, 9, 12 and 13 respectively.
The Council also warned all government officials to respect the decision of the HNLC, stating “anybody going against the Council orders will do it at their own risk”.