Shillong, March 26: Hundreds of Catholics in the city celebrated the Mass of Chrism at the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Church at Laitumkhrah on Tuesday evening. The mass was offered by Shillong’s Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB, in the presence of almost 170 priests of the archdiocese.
Shillong, March 25: The Election Commission has decided to hold a Bye-election to the Council of States (Member of Parliament) or Rajya Sabha from Meghalaya on April 18.
A vacancy in Upper House of Parliament of India was created due to the resignation of the sitting member Thomas Sangma, on February 4, 2013, whose term of office was upto April 12, 2014.
SHILLONG, March 25: A 22 - year old aggrieved mother has filed a police complaint against the Ganesh Das hospital for allegedly being responsible for the death of her new born baby due of negligence during the caesarean operation.
Mondabeka Marngar of Myriaw village in West Khasi hills district filed an FIR with the Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) on Monday urging the police to exhume the baby and punish the erring doctors and those involved as per law.
In her complaint, Marngar alleged, “There was a gross negligence on the part of the doctors who have conducted the operation on me. They have killed my child due to their negligence.”
Vatican City, March 24 (AP): Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart, as tens of thousands joyfully waved olive branches and palm fronds.
The square overflowed with some 2,50,000 pilgrims, tourists and Romans eager to join the new pope at the start of solemn Holy Week ceremonies, which lead up to Easter, Christianity’s most important day.
SHILLONG, March 25: Chief Justice of India (CJI), Altamas Kabir on Monday inaugurated the new ‘Meghalaya High Court’, dedicating it to the people of the state even as he said that this is a fulfillment of an overdue pledge in the Constitution.
Apart from Meghalaya, the CJI also inaugurated Manipur High Court while inauguration of Tripura High Court is scheduled for Tuesday.
According to him, the inauguration of the three High Courts in India’s North East is a fulfillment of an overdue pledge in the Constitution that each state should have its own High Court.
Itanagar, March 25 (PTI): An army patrol has found skeletal remains of crew members from the wreckage of a World War-II US warplane that had crashed in the Lulam Gika hills in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Villagers of Keshe Bagang had informed the Army earlier this month about the wreckage and the higher authorities were informed who gave permission to locate it, army sources said on Monday.
SHILLONG, March 24: The Congress led Meghalaya government has made provisions of development in the state annual budget but the state’s total debt burden has gradually increased, it has almost doubled in the last eight financial years.
In the financial year 2012-2013, the state’s total debt burden has reached Rs 5,380 crore, which is 29 percent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP), revealed sources from RBI.