SHILLONG, June 07: Police have arrested over 40 protestors for their direct involvement in the stone-pelting incidents which resulting in injury to over 100 police personnel during the recent violent protests in Shillong City. Interestingly, most of the protestors caught were not aware as to what was the issue for the violent protest, except knowing that it was a state issue.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, SP (City) Steve Rynjah said cases have been registered against these protesters who were arrested for their direct involvement in creating trouble and carrying objects with the intention to hurt police personnel besides destroying public property. He added that many of them were also under the influence of alcohol when they were arrested and all have been forwarded to the Court.
SHILLONG, June 07: With normalcy returning to Shillong city, with no new protest related incidents recorded for a couple of day, East Khasi Hill District Administration on Thursday decided to further relax the curfew in the violence affected areas by nine hours while also reducing the night curfew duration for the entire city.
East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner PS Dkhar said informed that curfew in areas under Lumdiengjri Police Station, that is, Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavilla, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Mawlong Hat including Cantonment Beat House Areas (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpi bridge) has been relaxed for nine hours from Friday with effect from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. It will be promulgated again from 4 P.M. onwards until further orders.
SHILLONG, June 07: East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Peter S. Dkhar on Thursday informed that the suspension of internet service on mobile phones will continue for another 24 hours.
“We will again review the situation before taking a final call for resuming of the internet service on mobiles,” Dkhar further said.
SHILLONG, June 07: The Post Graduate, B. Tech, Examinations of various departments of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) including the Department of Law (BA LLB and LLM) will commence from June 11, 2018.
This was informed by NEHU Controller of Examinations on Thursday who added that for further details students can contact the respective Heads of Departments.
SHILLONG, June 07: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will soon convene a meeting with the Syiem of Hima Mylliem and legal experts to discuss matter relating to the relocation of the people residing at Them Iew Mawlong (Sweepers’ Colony).
The decision was taken at an emergent meeting of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA)-led executive committee held here on Thursday.
TURA, June 07: Residents have been irked by the BSNL after the service provider stopped SMS services to the Garo Hills region while there has been no network in the entire South Garo Hills (SGH) region for about a week now.
SMS services in the Khasi-Jaintia region had been stopped to ensure the flare up in Shillong did not intensify, though the services being stopped for Garo Hills as well has made no sense to most of the users.
218 families from Them Iew Mawlong seek land pattas
SHILLONG, June 06: The land at Them Iew Mawlong was handed over by Hima Mylliem to Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) in 1954 for the purpose of constructing sweepers’ quarters and construction of a shopping complex. This was revealed by Acting Syiem of Hima Mylliem, Ricky Nelson Syiem here on Wednesday, adding that the Hima can take back the land if it’s misused.
He informed that Hima Mylliem had signed an agreement with the Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) for two plots of land in 1954. The two plots of land handed over to SMB include Plot A - measuring 21,837 sq ft and Plot B - was 11,577 sq ft.
“The agreement which was signed in two parts was to allow the SMB for accommodating for the sweepers’ quarters and the other was for construction of shopping complex,” he said.