SHILLONG, Aug 16: The proscribed outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has declared August 17 as the ‘Black Day’, citing that it was on this day in 1948 that the Instrument of Accession and Annexed Agreement (IoA&AA) was imposed by Indian Government on Khasi states under the then Governor General Chakravarti Rajagopalchari despite objection from ‘Syiems’ and ‘Durbar Hima’.
• Move for separate Garoland intensifies •
SHILLONG, Aug 16: The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Friday decided to intensify their agitational programmes in the five districts of Garo hills region as a move to pressurize the Government for creation of a separate ‘Garoland’.
SHILLONG, Aug 13: The State of Meghalaya is all set to have its own State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) after the Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting here, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma informed, “We have decided to constitute the Human Rights Commission after the proposal was examined and approved by the Cabinet.”
Shillong, Aug 13 (IANS): A Meghalaya Police officer accused of raping a school girl two years ago has been sacked, an official said on Tuesday.
"The government has terminated Sub-Inspector S.N. Roy's service after an inquiry proved beyond any shred of doubt that he committed an act which amounts to moral turpitude," Mariahom Kharkrang, district police chief of East Khasi Hills informed.
SHILLONG, Aug16: Together with the rest of the country, 67th Independence Day was celebrated in all the District Headquarters, Sub-Divisions and Administrative Units of Meghalaya with great fanfare and grandeur.
In Shillong, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma unfurled the national flag at Polo grounds and took the salute of the marching contingents. He also gave away gallantry and Meritorious service medals.
Williamnagar, Aug 13: Applicants for the position of an LDA in East Garo Hills (EGH) have alleged massive biasness and corruption in the allocation of interview seats for the post.
The alleged corruption and manipulation was discovered after a RTI filed by the rejected applicants. Of the 39 interview seats for the 13 posts, 25 have gone to the kin of the Deputy Commissioner’s office staff and another 7 to the SSA staff in the DSC’s office. Interestingly, another two of the remaining seven seats were given to applicants who were absent from the examination in the first place!
Shillong, Aug 13: More than 300 Khasi and Jaintia Chiefs, Clan Chiefs, Village Chiefs, Village Elders, from the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya gathered on Tuesday at the Khasi National Dorbar Hall, Mawkhar, to witness the release of official letter dated October 13, 1947, by the former Prime Minister of free India (late) Jawaharlal Nehru, addressed to the then Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in-charge Ministry of States, on the issues of the Khasi States.