Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

ANVC(B) expresses doubt over tripartite meeting with state govt

Published on April 21st, 2014

Shillong : The ANVC (B) said on Monday that it is not ready to attend the upcoming tripartite meeting scheduled to be held on April 24 as the outfit has not received any official communication from the state government. “Without an official communication, the outfit’s leaders feel that it unsafe to move around as leaders of the organisation have been arrested for no rhyme or reason in the past,” ANVC(B) publicity secretary Doang D Shira said in a statement on Monday. Shira informed that the ANVC(B) has not received any official communication from the state government regarding the official truce [Full article…]

Meghalaya celebrates Easter

Published on April 20th, 2014

Meghalaya celebrates Easter

Shillong, April 20: Christians in Meghalaya Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter. Believers throngeed Cathedrals and other churches in the Christian-majority state for the special mass and other celebratory events. It was a day of coloured Easter eggs and buns all over the state. Archbishop of Shillong Rev. Dominic Jala presided over the Easter mass at the Grotto Chapel in the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral here. Pascal commemoration in many parishes was marked with candlelight processions and baptism of new-born. Leaders of various political parties greeted Christians on the occasion. In his message, Governor K.K. [Full article…]

HNLC threat to evict all Nepali’s taken Seriously by Meghalaya Police

Published on April 17th, 2014

HNLC threat to evict all Nepali’s taken Seriously by Meghalaya Police

East Khasi SP M Kharkhrang said that the HNLC threat against a particular community asking it to quit Khasi and Jaintia hills is being viewed seriously and investigation is on to ascertain the motive behind it. “We are not taking such threats from any groups lightly and necessary action will be taken to ensure safety of all communities residing in the region,” Kharkhrang told reporters on Thursday. Kharkhrang statement came as a reaction to the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) quit notice issued to Nepalese residing in the six districts of Khasi – Jaintia hills region especially those residing along [Full article…]

Home Ministry Director not above Parliament says Garo National Liberation Army

Published on April 15th, 2014

Home Ministry Director not above Parliament says Garo National Liberation Army

The Garo National Liberation Army has shown its disillusionment  towards the statement of Union Home Ministry Director in charge North East, JPN Singh, ruling out discussions on the creation of a separate Garoland. JPN Singh had recently said that talks with GNLA could take place, but had categorically ruled out any discussion on the GNLA’s demand for a separate state of Garoland.It maybe mentioned that the home ministry is not empowered at this moment because of the current national election and only the new government in charge can take such a political decision GNLA political affairs secretary Bikdot Nikjang Marak [Full article…]

Meghalaya : Pro-ILP groups demands for immediate discussion on influx issue

Published on April 13th, 2014

Meghalaya : Pro-ILP groups demands for immediate discussion on influx issue

Shillong : Thirteen pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) NGOs demanding its implementation in the state has asked the state government to convene a meeting to further discuss the influx issue. “The state government should not delay any more but convene the meeting with NGOs to discuss on the ” Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) president Joe Marwein said. Marwein informed that theNGOs had sought an appointment with the state government for the last three weeks but it is yet to get it’s response. He said, “We will soon submit a reminder to the state government on the [Full article…]

Tripura’s Palatana power plant faces crisis in gas supplies

Published on April 11th, 2014

Debraj Deb Agartala, April 11: The ONGC Tripura Power Company powered Palatana power project is facing crisis relating to gas supplies ahead of commercial production in the plant’s second unit, a source inside the corporation said here today. The ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) on March 16 earlier this year started pre-commissioning check-up of second turbine of the 726.6 MW thermal power plant. The plant is powered by two turbines each capable of generating 326 MW power. A highly placed source in the OTPC today said that if gas supplies are intact, the plant is expecting full commissioning of both [Full article…]

Meghalaya groups oppose Tibetan refugees enrolment as voters

Published on April 11th, 2014

Shillong : Meghalaya’s powerful pressure groups – the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) and the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) – Friday opposed inclusion of Tibetan refugees in the electoral rolls of the northeastern state. “We strongly oppose the Election Commission’s directive and we will never allow Tibetans or any doubtful citizens to enrol themselves in the state’s electoral rolls,” KSU president Daniel Khyriem told IANS. The Election Commission has directed all states to include children of Tibetan refugees in the electoral rolls following the Karnataka High Court August 2013 order granting Indian citizenship to Tibetan refugees. This is [Full article…]

Elephants and not Underground outfits obstruct elections in Meghalaya

Published on April 9th, 2014

Elephants and not Underground outfits obstruct elections in Meghalaya

A herd of elephants obstructed the sector officer near Dalu in South West Garo hills district while he was moving from one polling station to another monitoring the election process during the voting for in the Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. Eight candidates are in the fray for the Shillong Lok Sabha seat while only two candidates are contesting for the Tura Lok Sabha seats for which the polling process is still going on and will close at 5 pm. Till noon, the voting to the Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats was reportedly peaceful in Khasi and Jaintia hills [Full article…]

Meghalaya records 53 percent polling

Published on April 9th, 2014

Meghalaya records 53 percent polling

Shillong,: Meghalaya Wednesday recorded 53 percent polling till 3 p.m., as voting took place at a brisk pace with people turning out in huge numbers to elect two Lok Sabha members from the state. “Around 53 percent of the 15,67,241 electors voted till 3 p.m. in Shillong and Tura,” State Chief Electoral Officer Prashant Naik said. The voting percentage is expected to be around 65 percent at the end of voting 5 p.m. “I am hopeful we are going to cross the 64 percent voter turnout recorded in the 2009 election,” Naik said. Voting remained peaceful, barring two incidents of suspected [Full article…]

M’laya to hold parliamentary poll amid tight Security

Published on April 8th, 2014

M’laya to hold parliamentary poll amid tight Security

Shillong : Ten candidates will be vying with each others to clinch the two parliamentary seats- Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats- in Meghalaya even as security have been tightened to counter the 12 hours boycott call given by the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) in Khasi and Jaintia hills on Wednesday, the day the state goes to polls in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Forty companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in different places to assist the state government to conduct free, fair and fearless elections. If the militants infested Garo hills is matter [Full article…]

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