TURA, Feb 11: The rape of a mentally and physically challenged woman in the village of Bekongre, near Chibinang in West Garo Hills, has shocked the entire region. The woman, aged about 35, was apparently raped last Friday allegedly by the driver of a vehicle, Sulaiman Rehman (about 30 years of age), who immediately absconded after the act along with the vehicle.
Relating the incident, the brother of the victim said, “We were all away from home as we went to attend the Sobha in Damal Asim. Only my younger sister and my elder sister (who was raped) were home. My younger sister went to the nearby river to take a bath. Rehman barged into the house and forcefully set himself on my handicapped sister. It was only after we were back from the Sobha that we came to know of the incident”.
SHILLONG, Feb 11: The implementation of delimitation of constituencies has put many electorates for the KHADC and JHADC election 2014 into dilemma. Voters from at least three localities have come forward to express their quandary.
Speaking to reporters, voters from the three localities of Mawlai – Mawdatbaki village, namely, Mali-1, Mali-2 and Mali-3, said the recent delimitation notification has brought division within the village.
BAGHMARA, Feb 10: In another attack on people from the administration of South Garo Hills, the Project Director of SGH, Ashish M Sangma was attacked by GNLA militants while he was one his way from Tura to Baghmara to attend his duties.
The daring attack happened at about 11:45 am on Tuesday afternoon in Rongdotchi village, around 6 kms from Shibbari, which lies about 28 kms from the district head quarter of Baghmara. There were only two people in the vehicle when it was attacked, the driver along with the PD.
SHILLONG, Feb 10: Just ahead of the February 24 District Councils Election, the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) Chief Executive Member Madonbai Rymbai is in trouble as an RTI findings indicated misappropriation of over Rs 1.15 crore released by the state government for land acquisition and implementation of the proposed Jowai Bye Pass at Lumpohsiej locality in Khliehtyrshi village.
The RTI activists of the village have demanded inquiry into the misappropriation by the CBI and state police beside legal action against Rymbai.
SHILLONG, Feb 10: With the last date of filing nominations having ended on Monday, a total of 123 candidates have filed their nomination papers for the forthcoming District Council Elections to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and 101 candidates for the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) slated on February 24.
The scrutiny of the papers also completed on the same day.
SHILLONG, Feb 10: An RTI has revealed that two state government employees had allegedly withdrawn an amount sanctioned under SRWP (MLA scheme) for Mylliem constituency for the year 2008-09 and 2010-11 for works done as contractors.
Mylliem constituency is represented by Congress legislator Ronnie V Lyngdoh.
The malpractices of the state government officials Aiborlang Kurkalang who worked as Veterinary Field Assistant (VFA), Intensive Cattle Development Project, Upper Shillong under the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary and Appollo Dorphang as river guard under Fisheries department- came to light when United Democratic Party (UDP) Mylliem lodge a complaint with the chief secretary against the two government employees. The two were allowed to take up construction work by the Block Development Office, Mylliem C&RD block at 5th mile Upper Shillong.
SHILLONG, Feb 10: With women from all walks of life from 59 countries, it was surely a place to connect. But the matter didn’t end there, as the 6th International Women Conference opened at the Art of Living International Centre on Tuesday as a platform for connecting people beyond gender, parties, ideologies and any other divisive barriers.
As the opening session of the 3-day conference progressed, hands were shaken, thoughts were provoked, hearts were melted and true connections were made. But it wasn’t just about meeting; it was more about creating harmony among opposites which also is the theme of the conference.