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HS Shylla’s controversial remarks: Statement ‘discriminatory’, says PLHIV; demand apology

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Aug 29, 2018: 

The ‘HIV/AIDS’ controversial remarks made by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), HS Shylla few days back has struck a ‘sensitive’ chord with People living with HIV (PLHIV) demanding an immediate apology from the District Council chief for making such ‘derogatory’ statements.

In PICS | An irritating sight of traffic jam in Shillong

SHILLONG | March 02, 2019:

When the traffic jam is so bad in Shillong that even an ambulance and a minister’s vehicle (accompanied by his escort) find no respite from a snail’s pace vehicular movement.

The featured image was taken at Barik Point today evening which shows minister’s vehicle, ambulance getting hold up in a jam

Probably, the celebrative mood of the supporters of those candidates who won the KHADC poll is still getting warmed up.


Shillong’s popular eatery — The Grub catches fire, no casualty reported

Shillong, Aug 25, 2018: 

A fire broke out in a popular eatery in Shillong — The Grub today at 8.15 pm even as authorities are yet to confirm the cause of the accident.

Two more candidates file nomination for South Tura by-poll

From Our Correspondent | Tura, Aug 06, 2018: 

The by-poll to the South Tura Assembly seat, scheduled to be held on August 23, is set to witness a battle of four candidates including Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma after after two more nominations were filed today afternoon.

Motphran Clash: 100 policemen injured, 40 protesters detained

By Our Reporter | Shillong, June 07, 2018:

Five days after Shillong was marred by turmoil and unrest, the city is slowly limping back to normalcy and Meghalaya’s biggest market place-Iewduh is gradually coming back to life.

The 5-day long clash between protesters and security forces has left many injured while landing some of the protesters in jail.

A total number of 100 police personnel were injured during the violent protest which erupt at Motphran and Mawkhar area over the issue related to shifting of settlers from Them Iew Mawlong.

Informing this here today, SP (City), SA Rynjah informed that there are around 100 police personnel who were injured during the violent protest in the past few days.

“There were few personnel who were seriously injured. One of the personnel got 32 stiches,” Rynjah said.

It may be mentioned that Rynjah is among the personnel who was injured in the violent clash.

Further, the SP City informed that there are around 40 people who have been detained for violation of the curfew adding that around 10 to 15 of them have been booked under various provisions of law for stone pelting against the police personnel.

He said that normalcy has started to return in and around the Shillong city especially in the violence disturbed areas.

“In view of the improvement of the situation, we have also relaxed the curfew hours throughout the city,” Rynjah said.

According to him, they have found out that the agitators hail from other districts and were not aware of the real issue which has led to this problem.

“We are trying to investigate to find out what has led to this whole problem,” SP (City) said.

He, however, appreciated the efforts of the local Dorbar Shnong for assisting the police to calm down the whole situation.

Meanwhile, he informed that the police have arrested two people – identified as B Miza and Anil Basi for assaulting the three youths.

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MTC alleged of overcharging passengers; Former South Tura MLA seeks inquiry

From Our Correspondent | Tura, Sept 19, 2018: 

Following allegations of overcharging by Meghalaya Transport Corporation operators, former South Tura MLA, John Leslee K Sangma has sought an inquiry from the district administration while asking the authorities to check such discrepancies and take action against erring operators.

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