Shillong, Sept 22: Call it hysteria or suppression or the constant harassment in the name of influx, the non-indigenous traders in Meghalaya, especially Shillong, are slowly moving out of state stating “enough is enough”.
In the wake of demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP), many traders have already started to wind-up their businesses here while some have already done so, while there are others who have come to take-away their remaining family here.
SHILLONG, Sept 22: Upset with the Government for not agreeing to the demands of the NGOs, two women organizations have decided to hold a sit-in demonstration in the Parking lot adjacent to the Additional Secretariat, despite promulgation of section 144 CrPC in the area.
The Civil Society Women Organization (CSWO) and Khasi Women Welfare and Development Association (KWWADA) have said that they would be holding the demonstration on Wednesday from 11 am to 3 pm.
SHILLONG, Sept 21: Resolute on pushing the government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the pro –ILP pressure groups on Saturday announced their fourth phase of agitation that includes a five-day night road-blockade and two days office picketing across the state from Monday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ten NGOs held at an undisclosed location on Saturday.
A hawker tries to sell fast-food at khyndailad during the 12-hr bandh called by pro-ILP pressure groups across the state on Friday. Call it defiance or desperation, it is evident that for this young boy surviving, and feeding his family, takes priority come what may. While the agitation programmes so far have evoked good response, but the question remains – for how long? At the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing - survival and one will do anything for that.
SHILLONG, Sept 22: One of the world renowned vocal artists of Indian classical music, Pandit Jasraj, apart from enthralling music lovers through his art also charmed fans with his humility on Saturday here.
Pandit Jasraj at the age of eighty-three performed for nearly one hour, defying his age, and his command over his art left fans spellbound. However, what also amazed his fans was his humility that he demonstrated through the concert.
SHILLONG, Sept 21: If one is planning to avail a new credit card then it is imperative to be aware about how the credit card companies make money from him/her. Though these cards happen to be of much use when a person is in need of immediate money in the form of “loans”, that is, a credit card user can spend any amount within a given limit against interest on repayment but it is learnt that these companies are largely earning money from interest charged on outstanding dues wherein higher interest rates than any other types of loans being provided by nationalized or commercial banks is also filling-up their coffers.
SHILLONG, Sept 20: Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant was Friday sworn – in as the Chief Justice of the newly established Meghalaya High Court, a month after its first Chief Justice, Justice (Rtd) T Meena Kumari, retired from office last month.
Governor Dr K K Paul administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Justice Pant at a ceremony held in the Raj Bhavan here.