SHILLONG, April 28: Police Monday rescued a person at the nick of time before he could be lynched by villagers suspecting him of practicing witchcraft from Mawliehpoh village, near Tyrsat in East Khasi Hills District, about 35 kilometers from Shillong City.
Bakhraw Kharyngi (56) was rescued by a team of police who immediately swung into action after getting a tip-off on the incident before villagers who were armed with lethal weapons could harm him, East Khasi Hills District police chief M Kharkrang told reporters here.
Tura, April 28: On the very day when the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of South Garo Hills (SGH) was ambushed by militants, another incident almost missed the spotlight. The incident was the kidnapping of five coal truck drivers by suspected GNLA militants from near the same spot where the DC was ambushed. The five have been missing since the incident.
According to police sources, on the very day at about 7 pm onwards suspected GNLA militants had stopped trucks on the road and were extorting money. After their extortion drive, they forcefully took the five drivers who belonged to the RC Coal Company of Gasuapara.
Vatican City, April 27 (IANS): Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were canonised by Pope Francis Sunday in the Vatican City, the country's official news network News.VA said.
For the first time in history, two popes have been elevated to the vele of sauinthood at the same time.
Pope Francis read the formal proclamation at the canonisation mass in Latin.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Francis' predecessor who abdicated on grounds of ill health, was also present at the canonisation mass.
Mine owners cite CIL example on failure of commercial mining
Tura, April 27: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been seeking a blanket ban on coal mining within the state of Meghalaya. The contention that it has put forward is that mining has adversely affected the environment while also the fact that only a handful are being benefitted from the mining itself. The NGT statement also pointed to the presence of a coal mafia that is behind the excessive mining within the state. The statements however has not gone down too well with the mining community in Garo Hills, who are now demanding proof of the statement.
SHILLONG, April 28: The tainted Chancellor of CMJ University, CM Jha, was Monday taken to Shillong Civil Hospital after complaining of illness in the morning. Jha, being a diabetic patient, underwent check up for diabetic and high blood pressure.
However, he was taken back to Sardar police station after the check – up where he is presently lodged.
Shillong, April 27: Irked by the adamant attitude of NHAI and government of Meghalaya to repair the dilapidated NH-44 stretch from Soomer to Malidor that has created immense inconveniences to all travelers along the said road, the aggrieved five NGOs from Jaintia Hills, namely, SRS-EJH, AJYWO-CGB, KSU-JHDU, HNYF-EJZ and FKJGP-KC, have called for 48-hour total bandh in East Jaintia Hills (EJH).
The bandh will be effective from 5 AM of April 30 to 5 AM of May 2.
Ramakrishna Mission Celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
Shillong, April 27: ‘Vividhta main Ekta’ meaning ‘Unity in Diversity’ was the theme of the State Level Panel discussion organized by Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Sunday at its centre at Quinton Road. The panel discussion was an insight into the diversified world of religion which sent out one message – all religions preach unity in diversity and not Uniformity, laying stress on peace, honesty, spirituality and fostering compassion for fellow human being.
The panel discussion was moderated by Editor of Meghalaya Times, Shillong, Thomas Lim.