SHILLONG, Oct 09: Of late a bogus email that is doing the round in users account is about a beneficiary fund under Lottery / Inheritance / Unpaid Contract Funds / Undelivered Lottery Fund ostensibly from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) central office located 6, Sansad Marg, Janpath, New Delhi. This email is in a letter format wherein the beneficiary is asked to collect a beneficiary sum of money against crediting fees and is signed by Raghuram Govinda Rajan, the 23rd governor of RBI.
SHILLONG Oct 08: The 13 NGOs that have been clamoring for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya have decided to postpone their ongoing agitations, as has been requested by various religious leaders in the State. They have relaxed the agitation from October 10 – 16.
General Secretary of Khasi Student’s Union (KSU), Auguster Jyrwa, on Tuesday informed that the decision was taken at a meeting held on Tuesday, after receiving several requests from various religious leaders to suspend the agitation for peaceful celebrations of the Puja festival.
SHILLONG, Oct 08: Meghalaya police personnel had a narrow escape on Tuesday when an IED exploded near their vehicles when they were en-route to Williamnagar from Tura in Garo Hills, followed by short burst of indiscriminate firing by suspected GNLA militants.
The incident happened at about 9.45 am near the near Chisobibra bridge in East Garo Hills. Chisobibra is 8 km from Williamnagar.
SHILLONG, Oct 08: Though the state government appointed a karate coach for Tura in West Garo Hills way back in 2006, but till he has trained only 30 students!
This was informed by state Sports Minister Zenith Sangma on Tuesday, who opined that the educational institutions in West Garo hills district have shown no interest to utilize the services of the karate coach appointed.
SHILLONG, Oct 08: Police on Tuesday recovered antique bullets with anti-government and police messages inscribed on them for a school in Jowai, West Jaintia Hills.
One of the threatening messages inscribed on the bullets reads - ‘Police, be careful of your wives and families’, ‘We want ILP…’, ‘… before the Puja…’ besides another one threatening Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
SHILLONG, Oct 08: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul on Tuesday stressed that it is of utmost importance that India’s secular credential is upheld and people exhibit religious tolerance and respect for different faiths and communities.
The Governor said that nobody should be discriminated on the grounds of their religion and there must be tolerance towards people practicing different faiths. He made the statement while delivering his speech as the Chief Guest at the Asom Kristi Kendra during the “Get-Together of Harmony” programme organized by the Central Puja Committee (CPC) ahead of the Durga Puja celebrations which would begin from October 10.
Shillong, Oct 07: Debutant Independent legislator from Garo Hills, John Leslee K Sangma, on Monday expressed reservation against Hindi songs being performed in culture events in Meghalaya arguing that such songs dilute the cultural value of the ethnic tribes.
Sangma was elected for the first time from South Tura constituency as an Independent candidate. In the Assembly on Monday, during the Question Hour, he asked why Hindi songs were being performed in cultural programmes in Garo Hills.