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NEIGRIHMS: Cardio Deptt resident doctors’ protest gains momentum as NRDA joins in

By Our Reporter | June 23, 2018: 

As the resident doctors of NEIGRIHMS continue to lock horns with the administration over several problems in the Cardiology Department, the air of hostility lingers on as the protesting doctors await the arrival of the Director of the Institute, Dr DM Thappa, who is currently out of station.

Meghalaya: Condolences pour in as late Clement Marak’s body to be flown in from Delhi to Meghalaya today


By Our Reporter | TNT News | October 9, 2018

SHILLONG: Meghalaya on Monday witnessed the death of former Minister and Congress MLA Clement Marak after he lost his battle to prostate cancer for which he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi.

BREAKING | Meghalaya: Congress leader Clement Marak passes away at 58

Meghalaya Congress spokesperson, Himalaya Shangpliang informed that the body of former Minister and sitting Congress legislator from Selsella, Clement Marak would be flown from Delhi to Shillong on Tuesday.

When contacted, Shangpliang told that he had spoken to the wife of late former Minister, June Marak who has confirmed that that his body would be brought to Shillong from Delhi on Tuesday

According to him, the body of late former Minister will be halt at his residence in Lumsohphoh for one day. The body would then be taken to Tura on Wednesday where his final rite would be performed, Shangpliang said. He also informed that the MPCC would be having condolence meeting at Congress Bhavan tomorrow to pay tribute to the late former Minster.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma expressed his shock and grief at the sudden demise of the leader. He said, “I am deeply shocked to hear of the sudden demise Shri. Clement Marak, honourable elected member from Selsella Assembly constituency, Meghalaya.

In the past, I have had interaction with Marak at official and personal occasions. We had fought elections against each other, but we never had any personal difference. He was like my elder brother.

Despite his prolonged illness, he remained popular in the imagination of his people. His death is an irreparable loss. He was the son of the soil and has always worked for the poor.

My wife Mehtab Agitok Sangma and children join me in conveying our deepest condolences to June Eliana R. Marak and all other members of the bereaved family and pray to Almighty God that the departed soul rests in eternal peace.

We fail to find the words to express our sorrow and disbelief yet we pray that Almighty God will give the bereaved family strength and courage during this time of grief”.

Leader of the opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma also joined the CM in reaching out to the family of the deceased leader. He said, “I conveyed my deepest condolence to members of the bereaved family, especially his wife, and children. We have lost him, and I have lost a personal and dependable friend, and trust worthy comrade. It is a great lost to the party, the constituency he represented, and the people of the State. Inspite of his failing health, he continued to serve the people and remain responsive to the call of duty. It was because of the people’s love and affection, he also got a convincing victory in last election though could not campaign much. His services would be remembered and he has been able to render to all sections of people including the vulnerable groups especially when he represented the constituency which is one of the difficult and challenging areas”.

The Meghalaya Congress spokesperson told that he (Clement) had been battling prostate cancer and he breathed his last at Max Super-specialty Hospital at Shalimarbagh in New Delhi where he was admitted for the last two weeks.

It may be mentioned that he (Clement) had retained the Selsella Assembly constituency after managing to defeat NPP’s Ferlin C A Sangma.

Section 144 imposed in EGH prohibiting illegal collection of money

WILLIAMNAGAR | March 12, 2019: 

The East Garo Hills District Magistrate, Swapnil Tembe had promulgated Section 144 of the CrPC in the district prohibiting illegal collection of money, donations, contributions or subscription in any manner from shop-keepers, market places, plying vehicles, etc. by any individuals, groups, persons, organizations, associations and unions in the district.

Meghalaya: EKH, WJH DCs transferred ahead of LS polls

The circular issued in this regard stated that there were reports that some individuals, association, unions, groups, etc. have resorted to induced or forceful collection of money, donations, fees, etc. under various pretext from the individuals, shop-keepers, teer counters, markets, etc. in the district.


HS Shylla quits NPP over Govt’s delayed approach to pass KHADC bills

SHILLONG | Jan 31, 2019:

In an interesting political development, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla today resigned from the National People’s Party (NPP) in protest against the ‘delayed approach’ of the MDA Government in passing the various bills passed by the District Council.

Politics | NPP calls govt. ‘insensitive’ for declaring Dec 28 & 29 as working days

Shillong, Dec 07, 2017: The decision of the state government to declare 28th and 29th of December as ‘working days’ has given opposition party – National People’s Party (NPP) a chance to hit out at the government while terming its decision as ‘insensitive’.

Meghalaya: NGT directs state govt to replicate system of preservation of Myntdu river


Shillong, Jan 21, 2018: The Eastern Zone Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the State Government to replicate the system of preservation and curing the Myntdu River with other rivers in the State.

While hearing the case on the preservation of Myntdu River filed by one Sajay Laloo of West Jaintia Hills on January 19, the NGT has also directed the State Government to make long term action plan for the reservation and reviving of water bodies in the State in a phase manner.

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