SHILLONG, May 18: The Publicity Secretary of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), Sainkupar Nongtraw has made a sensational allegation on Thursday wherein he claimed that the incumbent Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has sought the outfit’s support in the upcoming 2018 state elections.
“Last week, he (Mukul) had sent feelers towards our organization to support the Congress candidates in the entire Khasi and Jaintia hills for the forthcoming 2018 elections,” Nongtraw said in a statement issued here on Thursday.
D Nampui Majaw
SHILLONG, May 18: The MDC representing Nongkrem constituency in the KHADC, HS Shylla has opined that the regional parties of Meghalaya are on the brink of extinction even as he called for their unity while pointing out that a united front of these parties stands a very good chance of forming the next government in the state.
“The regional parties namely the UDP, HSPDP and KHNAM have lost their power and allure and it seems like they are on the brink of extinction,” Shylla said on Thursday.
SHILLONG, May 18: The Meghalaya Indigenous Tribal Constitutional Rights Movement (MITCRM) was formed during a meeting on Thursday attended by leaders of at least 15 NGOs from Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills region of the state who al expressed their stiff opposition to the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule which seeks to replace the existing traditional village dorbar with village councils.
SHILLONG, May18: While reports of the global WannaCry Ransomware breaching the Indian computer systems have been reported in parts of the country, the North East region banking sector has so far remained relatively safe to the cyber attack with none of the major banks, or the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reporting anything amiss in the financial system.
“No case of the Ransomware attack has been reported in the North East,” said Deputy General Manager State Bank of India Zonal office, Rajeev Arora.
SHILLONG, May 18: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has on Thursday reprimanded the Government of Meghalaya for its empty promises and assurances in regard to action taken on various issues of importance.
During a hearing pertaining to the preservation of the Myntdu River which was taken up on Thursday in the eastern zone of NGT at Kolkata, Advocate General of Meghalaya, Dr. Todi submitted that a comprehensive affidavit has been filed by the Chief Secretary, Govt of Meghalaya, pointing out various actions taken on the issue.
SHILLONG, May 18: Members of the North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association have come out in open condemnation of the incumbent Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University, Professor SK Srivastava while claiming that he had brazenly tampered with the minutes of the Executive Council and reported the completely distorted version on the issue of HASA in the Academic Council meeting.
SHILLONG, May 18: Celebrating existence and promoting healthy life is Northeast India’s renowned musician and the forever young rockstar from Shillong, Lou Majaw who turned 70 on Thursday and in celebration walked the 65 odd kilometers from Shillong to Jowai promoting healthy and responsible lifestyle.
“This walk is to mark my 70th birth anniversary and it is a walk for health,” Majaw said while adding, “A few changes in our lifestyle will not hurt anyone, instead will help us live longer.”