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Arunachal PSC exam paper leak case: CBI files charge-sheet against 8 accused

Guwahati, Dec 9: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge-sheet against eight accused in a case relating to the alleged leakage of question paper of an examination conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) for the post of assistant engineer (civil). The charge-sheet was filed in the Court of Special [] The post Arunachal PSC exam paper leak case: CBI files charge-sheet against 8 accused appeared first on The Shillong Times .

9 Dec 2022 6:17 pm
Drugs worth Rs 7cr seized near Assam-Nagaland border; 3 held

Guwahati, Dec 9: As a part of a series of intensified drives against drugs in the state, Assam Police have arrested three persons and seized contraband drugs, worth about Rs 7crore along the Assam-Nagaland border in Karbi Anglong district on Thursday night. Police sources informed on Friday that three persons were arrested for smuggling contraband [] The post Drugs worth Rs 7cr seized near Assam-Nagaland border; 3 held appeared first on The Shillong Times .

9 Dec 2022 5:45 pm
NPP misuses FOCUS: Ernest Mawrie

Shillong, Dec 9: The state BJP president Ernest Mawrie has alleged that the FOCUS scheme is being misused by the ruling National Peoples Party (NPP). He said that the NPP candidates in some of the constituencies like West Shillong were going to the public and offering them Rs 4000 -5000 through the scheme even though [] The post NPP misuses FOCUS: Ernest Mawrie appeared first on The Shillong Times .

9 Dec 2022 5:30 pm
Liberation Tigers of Tribals member arrested in Assam

Silchar, Dec 9: Assam Police have arrested a member of the Liberation Tigers of Tribals (LTT) terror outfit in Cachar district, a top official said on Friday. Superintendent of Police Numal Mahato said that Seiminthang alias Alex Gangte, was arrested on Thursday and one 9mm pistol along with ammunition was found in his possession. Based [] The post Liberation Tigers of Tribals member arrested in Assam appeared first on The Shillong Times .

9 Dec 2022 2:32 pm
Boundary talks to continue till High Court orders to pause: Tynsong

Shillong, Dec 8: The talks between Meghalaya and Assam government for the second phase of inter-state boundary dispute process will continue until such time the Meghalaya High Court gives an order to pause it, according to Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong. The High Court of Meghalaya had on Wednesday issued a notice to the [] The post Boundary talks to continue till High Court orders to pause: Tynsong appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 9:50 pm
HPC yet to respond to govts call to resume talks

Shillong, Dec 8: The Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC) is yet to respond to the invitation of the State government to resume talks on relocating the Harijan colony. Informing that the Commissioner Secretary of the Urban Affairs department have been already directed to invite the HPC for talks which has already been communicated, Chairperson of the [] The post HPC yet to respond to govts call to resume talks appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 9:43 pm
NEHU adopts WGH village

Tura, Dec 8: A Village adoption and Entrepreneurship Development programme was conducted and organized by Biotech KISAN Hub, NEHU, Tura Campus on Thursday at Darechikgre village under Rongram Block, with several SHGs and many others to identify and motivate the traditional and non- traditional entrepreneurs and farmers who have the potential of setting up a [] The post NEHU adopts WGH village appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 9:23 pm
Workshop on Aapda Mitra scheme begins in Guwahati

Guwahati, Dec 8: Representatives of 31 states and Union Territories are taking part in a two-day workshop on the mid-term review and documentation of best practices of the Aapda Mitra scheme that began here on Thursday. Organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the [] The post Workshop on Aapda Mitra scheme begins in Guwahati appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 9:14 pm
SSA teachers rake up salary issue once again

Tura, Dec 8: The All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers Association (AGHSSASTA) has once again raised the issue of salary enhancement as well the fulfillment of other demands earlier raised by them, with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. In its memorandum given to the Chief Minister through the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, the association sought [] The post SSA teachers rake up salary issue once again appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 9:09 pm
UDP Youth Wing wants sub post office at Kharkutta

Tura, Dec 8: The Youth Wing of the UDP in Garo Hills has sought the setting up of the Sub Post Office at Kharkutta in North Garo Hills, pointing out that the entire stretch of Garo Hills from Mendima to Adokgre still falls under Assam Sub Post Offices of Goalpara, Damra, Dudhnai, Rangjhuli and Dhupdara. [] The post UDP Youth Wing wants sub post office at Kharkutta appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 9:06 pm
Congress sorkarini kaanggipa kamrangko MDA sorkari nisigala ine Mukul matnanga

TURA: Gitcham Congress sorkarini Meghalaya adokni manderangna kae donanggipa kamrangko National Peoples Party (NPP)-chi dilenggipa Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) sorkari nisigaltokaha ine Mongolbar salo, Trinamool Congress (TMC) dolni tombimonganiko South Garo Hills ajani Rongara-Siju constituency-o ongatanio Opposition TMC-ni dilgipa Mukul Sangma parakataha. Angni chief minister ongengmiting somoio banga scheme-rangkon anga chusokate onna manaha aro ia [] The post Congress sorkarini kaangg

8 Dec 2022 8:50 am
SGH-o kawatte mangsa baksa sak 3-ko rima

TURA: Achik asongo gimaroroangenggipa kawatte badinggipa mande sakgittamko Budbar salo, South Garo Hills ajani manderang rimna manaha. Police-rangni uiatani gitade, koborko mansoani jaman Baghmara Wildlife department-ni official-rang baksa amsandianirangko dakengmiting somoio ia mande sakgittamko rimna manaha aro uamangoniko kawatte mangsako jokatna gita manaha. Rimako mangipa manderangara bilsi 24 onggipa Belty K Sangma, bilsi 32 onggipa [] The post SGH-o kawatte mangsa baksa sak 3-ko rima appe

8 Dec 2022 8:50 am
Mlaya-o gipin jatrang kene janggi tangna nangani dongja: Saleng

SHILLONG: Meghalaya adoko Tribal onggijagipa manderang kenchipchipe janggi tangna nangani katta dongja aro dao dipet ua gipin jatrangni kene janggi tanganiko nika dongkuja ine Budbar salo Gambegre-ni MLA aro Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC)-ni chairman Saleng A Sangma parakataha. Adita salrangna skang, adoko sosojengjeng ongangani jaman, gipin biaprangoni rebagipa tourist-rang Meghalaya adokoni katangpilani asel Tourism-ni [] The post Mlaya-o gipin jatrang kene janggi tangna nang

8 Dec 2022 8:49 am
MEIDP-ni tangkarangko jakkalsreta ine TMC-ni matnanganiko IAS officer-rangba jegala

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Eco-Tourism Infrastructure Development Project (MEIDP)-na chamgipa tangka paisarangko jakkatsreta ine adita salrangna skang Trinamool Congress (TMC)-ni national spokesperson Saket Gokhale-ni matnanganiko Budbar salo, Meghalaya IAS Officers Association (MIOA)-ba raken jegalataha. Budbar salo MIOA-ni dilgiparang tome chanchirimangenba, Meghalaya adoko MEIDP-na chamatgipa tangka paisarangko jakkalsretaha ine Gokhale-ni matnanganiko raken jegalataha. MEIDP-ni tangka paisarangko j

8 Dec 2022 8:49 am
2023 election-o NPP aro Cong-ni gisepo susabatgen: Byrsat

SHILLONG: Rebaenggipa 2023 bilsini Assembly election-o National Peoples Party (NPP) aro Congress dolni gisepo susaani ongbatgen ine Budbar salo, Nongstoin-ni MLA aro NPP-ni dilgipa Macmillan Byrsat akangataha. 2018 bilsini Assembly election-o Byrsat antangba, Congress dolni candidate aro dao MDC ongenggipa Gabriel Wahlang baksa susae Nongstoin MLA-na seokako manahachim. Byrsat-ni parakatani gitade, ua saksa Hima Nongstoin [] The post 2023 election-o NPP aro Cong-ni gisepo susabatgen: Byrsat appe

8 Dec 2022 8:48 am
2023 bilsio NPP sorkariko rikpiltaigen ine Tynsong kadongenga

SHILLONG: Rebaenggipa 2023 bilsiode National Peoples Party (NPP), antangarian sorkariko rikna manaigen ine NPP-ni national vice president aro adokni deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong, antangni kadongchakenganiko parakataha. Chinga election-na tarisomanaha aro ia election-o bilaken warachakna nisengsoenga. Rebaenggipa 2023 bilsini election jaman chinga antangarian sorkariko rikgnok, ine Tynsong, kobor ratimgiparangna parakataha. Ia chang election-o uamangna badiaba [] The post 2023 bilsio NP

8 Dec 2022 8:48 am
People and parliament

The three-week Winter Session of Parliament that started on Wednesday could perhaps be the last session under the same roof of the circular, 95-year-old, two-storied building built by the British Raj as the central legislative assembly complex. A new parliament building and complex under the Central Vista project is almost ready. It is likely the [] The post People and parliament appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 8:32 am
The Mukroh horror: The We only attitude can go haywire

By Albert Thyrniang After the unfortunate Mukroh incident normalcy is almost back. The firing, killing six persons and injuring many others, almost soured the relations between Assam and Meghalaya at a time when both states are engaged in parleys to settle the five decade old border dispute. Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma may state [] The post The Mukroh horror: The We only attitude can go haywire appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 8:32 am
The election manifesto as a guide to governance

By Benjamin Lyngdoh In the Meghalaya MLA/MDC/MP elections of recent years, the election manifesto has become less significant or of no significance at all. The number of people who talk about it and especially seek and read it has declined manifold. Perhaps, this is the main reason why the political parties do not give much [] The post The election manifesto as a guide to governance appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 8:31 am
Governments indifference to students plight

Editor, The fact that this present MDA government is indifferent to the plight of students is evident from the fact that the students scholarship had been pending for years. Recently, an amount was released by the government and disbursed to the students. However, only a few students received the scholarships. What about the rest who [] The post Governments indifference to students plight appeared first on The Shillong Times .

8 Dec 2022 8:31 am
Plantation on another 2L hectares in NE to meet Indias growing demand for natural rubber

Agartala, Dec 7: Under the NE-MITRA project, at least two lakh hectares of land would be brought under natural rubber (NR) cultivation in seven northeastern states with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore to meet the countrys growing demand for NR, Rubber Board chairman Sawar Dhanania said on Wednesday. He said that the northeastern states [] The post Plantation on another 2L hectares in NE to meet Indias growing demand for natural rubber appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 8:41 pm
Nongstoin MLA sees Cong as main opponent in next Assembly polls

Shillong, Dec 7: Nongstoin MLA, and NPP leader, MacMillan Byrsat on Wednesday said that the main contest in the constituency will be between the National Peoples Party (NPP) and the Congress in the Assembly polls early next year. Byrsat had won against Congress candidate, Gabriel Wahlang who is also the sitting MDC, in 2018 [] The post Nongstoin MLA sees Cong as main opponent in next Assembly polls appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 6:20 pm
Dairy traders murder: Guwahati cops recover pistol from key suspects bike

Guwahati, Dec 7: City police claimed to have recovered a pistol from the motorbike of the key suspect in the case relating to the murder of Purabi Dairy distributor Ranjit Bora. According to reports, the 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition were recovered from the two-wheeler which was hidden in a godown. The prime [] The post Dairy traders murder: Guwahati cops recover pistol from key suspects bike appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 5:44 pm
FSO exam outside the syllabus

Editor, The conduct of examination for the post of Food Safety Officer was highly irregular. The concerned department called for the written examination on November 26, 2022. Admit cards were issued to all applicants prior to the exam where the syllabus for the same was clearly mentioned. In compliance with the rules all had prepared [] The post FSO exam outside the syllabus appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 12:47 pm
Capitalising on a geological phenomenon

Most people are not in a position to analyse the budget unless economists put it down in laymans language for ordinary people to comprehend and base their judgments on government spending. Commissioner and Secretary, Planning etc., Dr D Vijay Kumar in a response to the allegations of the TMC national spokesperson, Saket Gokhale that Rs [] The post Capitalising on a geological phenomenon appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 12:46 pm
Revisiting the historicity of Karbi Anglong District formation II

By Elwin Teron The Statistical Account of Assam, Vol. 2, Trubner& Co., London. Pp.203). The District, therefore, did not represent an ethnic dominion as other hill tribes, more specifically, the Mikir (Karbi) and the Kuki (Biete), were also present in homogenously specific areas. In Jaintia Hills alone there were 25 British Fiscal Divisions of which [] The post Revisiting the historicity of Karbi Anglong District formation II appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 12:45 pm
Fiscal position of most states is in dire situation

By Dr. Gyan Pathak It was as crystal clear even during the pre-budget consultations of the Union Ministry of Finance for the fiscal 2023-24 on November 25 that the fiscal positions of most of the states were in dire straits and now, when the budget exercise has begun in right earnest, Modi government is finding [] The post Fiscal position of most states is in dire situation appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 12:45 pm
Mamata Banerjee to visit state from Dec 12

SHILLONG: Trinamool Congress Supremo, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be on a two-day visit to Meghalaya starting December 12. Banerjee is slated to have a meeting with the party functionaries at U Soso Tham Auditorium on December 13 besides meeting with various stakeholders. She is also expected to participate in a pre-christmas [] The post Mamata Banerjee to visit state from Dec 12 appeared first on The Shillong Times .

7 Dec 2022 12:38 pm