TURA, Sept 02: The story of the KPC group, a company headed by one Kali Pradip Chaudhari, and the recipient of a contract for the setting up of the Shillong Medical College is in for a testing time after the discovery of a case of tax evasion that came to light in West Bengal. The story which was broken first by Meghalaya Times almost two years ago had questioned the credentials of the company after a visit to the company’s sites in the city of Kolkata.
The company has been faced with charges of tax evasion to an amount of more than Rs 33 crores over a period of three years from 2007-2010. The KPC group had manipulated the system to get tax sops taking loans from companies that existed only on paper and then turned them into donations to the institute, all this, while the company showed a negative balance.
SHILLONG, Sept 02: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Wednesday demanded the Congress led MUA-II government to revoke its decision to draft a new bill citing that it is a move to further infringe and underestimate the district councils.
According to the HYC, the state government should instead come up with a resolution to demand the Governor for his early assent of the Village Administration Bills (VABs) passed by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
PATNA, Sept 02 (IANS): Expelled RJD parliamentarian Pappu Yadav on Wednesday threatened to pull out Manipuri passengers from trains running through Bihar and send them back to Manipur in protest against the violence against Bihari migrants in the northeastern state.
NEW DELHI, Sept 02: “Bum is our nickname for each other. Our friends and family started calling us The Bumbums. It was unique, catchy and made people smile! Since it is our first entrepreneurial venture as a couple we thought ‘Bumbum’ was befitting.”
Are you scratching your head in bewilderment, wondering what ‘Bumbum’ actually is? Well, Bumbum was conceived by Bilseng, a fashion design graduate and Shreya Debi, a fashion & lifestyle accessories graduate of National institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi. What began as friendship between two people with different professional skills and temperaments, blossomed into love, bonded by their affinity for creativity and an itch to head back home, in this case, the North East.
SHILLONG, Sept 02: All recent crimes related with ATMs (Automated Teller Machine) in the state have one common denominator associated with them whereby it has been seen that the machines carried enormous amount of cash in them. What does it indicate? The latest of such cases where miscreants broke open an ATM at Banalari Petrol Pump at Mawlai Nongkwar had nearly Rs 22 lakhs inside it. Similarly, the ATM looting at Nongpoh last year resulted in a loss of around Rs 26 lakhs while the ATM robbed at Ladrymbai in Jaintia Hills had Rs 14 lakhs. Each of these robberies that were committed fetched the looters huge amounts of money.
TURA, Sept 02: Taking a strong stand on the issue of non-tribal participation in the Garo Hills Autonomous District (GHADC0 polls, the conglomeration of civil bodies held a meeting on Wednesday and resolved to boycott the upcoming polls if any non-tribal contests the polls.
Further the NGOs also stated that they would not allow voting by non-tribals of the region in the said polls which are slated for October 12, 2015.
SHILLONG, Sept 02: The group led by Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) leader Ardent Basaiawmoit has decided on Wednesday not to attend the Dorbar Bah to be convened by the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Front (PDF) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on September 5, 2015.
Informing this here on Wednesday, HSPDP MDC from Sohryngkham, Pyniaid Sing Syiem said, “We will not attend or participate in the upcoming Dorbar Bah to be held in Polo Grounds.”