SHILLONG, Dec 17: Meghalaya Social Welfare Minister, Deborah C. Marak, Tuesday said the government will examine the legal action that should to be taken against Lei Shynshar Cultural Society (LSCS) for allegedly violating the Juvenile Justice Act by sending 20 minor girls to an institution run by an unregistered Trust in Tamil Nadu (TN) six months ago.
“We are still examining on the legal action to be taken against the Lei Shynshar Cultural Society for sending the minor girls outside the state without the knowledge of Children Welfare Committee (CWC) that looks after the violation of the JJ Act,” Marak told journalists on Tuesday here.
SHILLONG, Dec 16: The report “Women’s Social Security and Protection in India” by Anupma Mehta for Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR) in the country including the northeastern region invites wider attention from all spheres. Social security for women in India, despite the existence of multiple government sponsored schemes, is an issue that has not yet been tackled efficiently as these schemes still fail to reach the most marginalised women in society. Due to a series of systemic failures, women’s lives and work are adversely impacted in both the productive and reproductive domains. There is, thus, an urgent need to efficiently implement social security schemes for women in order to counter their vulnerability in our society.
Baghmara, Dec 16: The killing of two civilians by the GNLA has shocked the whole South Garo Hills (SGH) region. The killing supposedly by GNLA militants of the Chokpot command came in the wake of killings by the GNLA of two other civilians in the East Garo Hills region last week. The reason, as stated by the GNLA, is due to the two civilians collecting money in the name of the outfit, however, the police differed saying the paranoia has set in and the GNLA is succumbing to it.
Shillong, Dec 16: A Special Day Cover was released with traditional military élan and fervor on Monday to commemorate 50 glorious years since the raising of Headquarters 101 Area as well as to recognize the yeoman service rendered by it to the Indian Army and the Nation. The cover was released by the Chief Justice of Meghalaya, Prafulla Chandra Pant, in a majestic ceremony held at Rhino Auditorium, Shillong.
SHILLONG, Dec 16: Meghalaya is all set to have an ‘agitation-free’ Christmas and New Year celebration with the 13 pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups Monday deciding to temporarily suspend agitations during this festive season in the state.
“All our agitational programmes have been temporarily suspended to ensure the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations in the state are celebrated with pomp and gaiety, peace and tranquility,” Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) general secretary, Auguster Jyrwa, said in the statement here.
The KSU and other 12 NGOs are spearheading the demand for immediate implementation of the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation Act, 1873, or ILP to tackle and prevent inflow of illegal influx into the state.
Guwahati, Dec 16: MC Mary Kom, the name synonymous with the vitality, strength and determination of Indian women and Indian sportsmanship, role model to many, and everyone’s desire to read about her rise to success has finally culminated in her autobiography - Unbreakable - published by HarperCollins, which was launched by former Ms Universe Sushmita Sen at a glittering event in Guwahati on Monday.
Born to parents who were landless agricultural laborers in the state of Manipur in Northeast India, Mary’s story is one of relentless struggle and an unflinching passion for the sport of boxing. A childhood of hard labor prepared her body for the sport just as well as any fitness training might have.
Shillong, Dec 15: The problems for the stranded students of CMJ University, Shillong, do not seem to end anytime soon. This time, the scholarship of more than 151 students is stuck with the University, whose administration is in a limbo coupled with pressure from the government on its misdeeds.
Sources informed that the scholarship of 151 students from Arunachal Pradesh alone, who were enrolled with the controversial university, have not received their scholar. The Arunachal Pradesh government has already released the scholarship amounting to total of Rs 12,08,000.