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Meghalaya: PDF aims to bring stringent ‘mechanism’ to fight illegal immigration

By Our Correspondent, TNT News | SHILLONG, January 14, 2018:

People’s Democratic Front (PDF) chairman, Pynshngain N Syiem claimed that the PDF aimed to bring in mechanism which is more stringent to deal with the problem of influx and illegal immigration in the State.

Youth turn out in hundreds to voice against murder of Williamnagar victims!

Shillong News | Shillong | February 20, 2018

A candle light vigil was organized to pay tribute to the victims of the IED blast at Williamnagar who were killed by assailants on February 18. The incident sparked anger and condemnation from all sections of society who condemned the heinous and barbaric act. People, especially youth turned out in large numbers to voice against the act, actively taking part in signature campaign.

Here are glimpses of the candle light vigil that took place at Khyndai Lad, Shillong today

Meghalaya authorities express ‘inability’ to evacuate trapped miners


SHILLONG, January 19, 2019: District authorities on Friday visited the families of three of the 15 miners who are trapped, now for over a month, inside an illegal flooded coal mine in Meghalaya and expressed their “inability” to evacuate them.

MHRC issues notice to DGP on police high-handedness case in WGH

SHILLONG | Feb 13, 2019:

The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Director General of Police (DGP) to conduct an enquiry into the allegations of assault, misuse of power and police high-handedness against a police officer and five other police personnel of West Garo Hills.

Meghalaya: NGOs seek closure of 3 shops; accuse Bernard Marak of running protection racket

From Our Correspondent

Tura | May 11, 2018

A conglomeration of NGOs including the GSU, FKJGP, ADE and AYWO from Tura have written to the deputy commissioner of West Garo Hills (WGH) seeking the closure of 3 shops belonging to Vivek Agarwal and his family after their TNT licenses were cancelled by the GHADC.

The three shops – GLR Pharmaceuticals, ExcelCare and a hardware shop belonging to Manoj Agarwal – have been the target of the NGOs since GLR Pharmaceuticals had been shut down by them on account of various alleged misdeeds by its owner – Vivek Agarwal. The shop was however reopened after former ANVC (B) chairman, Bernard Marak, allegedly became a partner of the firm.

“We do not believe he (Bernard) is a partner but running a protection racket because he means to use his self deluded power as a Fr. Chairman of the ANVC-B. He means to keep the business house running illegally in lieu of money. Manoj Agarwal’s TNT has also been cancelled and he has no right to continue opening his hardware shop at Hawakhana. Vivek Agarwal is the owner of Excel Care Clinic and his TNT has also been cancelled as such the said clinic has no right to open,” opined the NGOs.

According to the NGOs, the owner of the building where GLR operates has also asked him to vacate the place after the involvement of Bernard Marak.

The NGOs pointed to the violation of requirements by the firm including the lack of an AC room and the lack of a local pharmacist as two reasons why the shop needed to be kept shut.

“Since the TNT of GLR Pharmaceuticals has been cancelled by GHADC the opening of the GLR Pharmaceuticals is illegal as every non tribal businessperson requires TNT to operate a business. The owner of the building has also asked them to vacate, their operations must be shut down immediately,” said the NGOs adding that the TNT cancellation of the other two shops meant they too had to be closed

The NGOs accused the former rebel chief, Bernard of attempting to create a platform for his political career through the case.

Election Deptt. serves show-cause notice to Hek for poll code violation

SHILLONG | April 05, 2019:

The District Election Officer of West Jaintia Hills has issued a show-cause notice to state health minister, AL Hek for ‘violation of Model Code of Conduct’ on the use of a government vehicle while on political campaign.

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