SHILLONG, Dec 10: He is one of the loved and respected persons of his village and works hard for his Rs 1800 monthly salary by disposing off the village garbage at Lummawbah.
Synshar War is like an ordinary man working hard and going though his business on every single day to earn for his living, but which many people don’t know is that he has been diagnosed with 80 person mental retardation.
SHILLONG, Dec 10: The rise of the newly formed Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the Delhi state elections has surprised everybody in the country including Meghalaya – where Congress bastion has been ruling mostly since the formation of this state. The Delhi verdict with an impressive maiden show of 28 seats by AAP cornering the Congress party in the national capital and forcing it to go for introspection is a new dawn in Indian politics as it is an indication that people with good intentions can also join the political fray and work for the people who elect them.
SHILLONG, Dec 09: The pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) NGOs on Monday reduced the duration of bandh to 12 hours from 36-hour in view of the several requests they received from different quarters in Khasi – Jaintia Hills.
The 12-hour bandh will be effective in Khasi – Jaintia and Ri-Bhoi districts.
Aizawl, Dec o9 (IANS): A day after suffering humiliating defeats in four states -- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi -- the Congress party retained power in Mizoram, sweeping 33 of the 40 constituencies and leaving the opposition badly bruised with six seats.
Results of the Lawngtlai East constituency were withheld due to erroneous electronic voting machines.
Thousands of Congress supporters celebrated across the state, as election results gave some vigour to the partymen after the crushing electoral defeats in the four states.
Tura, Dec 10: The stage is set for the much awaited – SBI Christmas Carol Singing Festival, which is being held for the first time in Meghalaya. The carol competition will be held on December 12 at Chandmari playground from 3 pm onwards.
At least 20 choir groups from different localities of Tura town are participating in the competition, which is being branded by the organisers as first of its kind in Northeast. The carol signing festival with the theme red and green is adding more colour and spirit to begin the mood of Christmas.
Ampati, Dec 09: In what can only be termed as incompetence that is sure to shock the whole state, one village in the South West Garo Hills (SWGH) has been without electricity for the last 2 and a half months and from the look of things, the problems are set to continue for a very long time. Chigitchakgre, about 30 kms from the district headquarter and a part of the Rangsakona constituency last had electricity on September 21, and ever since has not seen a bulb glow in the village. The reason for the problem – a faulty transformer!
SHILLONG, Dec 09: Claiming that the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA) and the Meghalaya Maintenance Public Order Act (MMPO) are turning Meghalaya into a ‘Police State’, Thma-U-Rangli-Juki (TUR) on Monday demanded for ‘scrapping off’ both the draconian laws.
“We demand that the Meghalaya government must immediately do-away and scrap-off the two draconian black laws which are designed to subvert every tenet of democratic norms besides instutionalized human rights violations,” TUR leader Angela Rangad said during a campaign against the two laws here at Khyndailad on Monday.