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KHADC gets new Dy CEM after a long gap

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, May 1, 2018: 

In a latest political development in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), HSPDP MDC from Mylliem, Teilinia Thangkhiew has been appointed as the new Deputy CEM of the KHADC.

Meghalaya: ‘UDP committed biggest blunder by promoting Conrad Sangma as CM’- says proscribed HNLC

 

TNT News | September 30, 2018

While criticising the United Democratic Party (UDP) for supporting NPP leader Conrad K Sangma for the CM’s chair, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) said that the decision of the UDP was the most amusing thing to happen.

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“It is a matter of surprise instead of promoting our own people for the Chief Minister post, this promoting of Conrad K Sangma as the CM is the biggest blunder committed by the UDP,” HNLC publicity secretary Saiñkupar Nongtraw said in a statement issued here today.

While referring to the the division among the regional forces in the State, he said that this division has allowed AT Mondal to become the first non-indigenous speaker in the history of the state.

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Meanwhile, the HNLC also asked what assurance the government can give to the outfit if its cadres surrender.

 “We have seen what happened with the ANVC, its cadres surrendered with all their arms and it was also disbanded but what was amusing is that Agreed Text for Settlement was signed on September 24, 2014 but it ended only in promises by the government even after four years,” Nongtraw added.

The HNLC said that the peace pact was just an eye wash and the leaders of the ANVC were misled by both the state as well as the central government.

The proscribed Khasi outfit was ready to give up arms if the government includes the agenda of sovereignty in the peace talks.

“Peace does not only mean end of bloodshed but it also means being free economically, in society and also politically,” Nongtraw added.

SC asks Meghalaya & 10 other states to expedite process of appointing Lokayukta

IANS | New Delhi, April 20, 2018: 

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked 11 states including Meghalaya and a union territory to expedite the process of appointing Lokayukta or Uplokayukta.

Leading by example, IAS officer Arunkumar Kembhavi comes up with solution to beat Shillong traffic

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie

Shillong, May 31, 2018: 

First stops – West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills; Next stop – Shillong!

While some orate their way to popularity, few others by exhibiting their talents, lesser known individuals tread the steps of recognition, and manage to find appreciation in the hearts of the people by doing what they do best – Being Humble.

Leading by example, this IAS officer from Karnataka has earned quite a name for himself in Meghalaya and is widely known in the districts where he had served as — The ‘People’s Deputy Commissioner’.

Tussle over Para 12A of 6th Schedule: State Govt vs District Council

SHILLONG | May 19, 2019:

By Fabian Lyngdoh

The legal maxim, “ignorance of law excuses no one” (ignorantia legis neminem excusat) is a principle holding that a person would not escape liability for violating that law merely because he/she is unaware of its existence. The doctrine assumes that a law has been promulgated, and citizens are supposed to know, when it is published through recognized procedures. This implies that not only the lawyers, but every citizen in a State is assumed and expected to know or be aware of the existence of the law. Registered lawyers are persons authorized by law to take up the profession of advocating people in litigations in the court of law as an economic activity, a trade or a business. But the law requires that all should know the law, and none is excused for not knowing it. With this note, I present in this article my analysis of the disputed Para 12A of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India for initiating further debate and discussion among the lawyers as well as among the general public alike.

Meghalaya: BJP to contest all 60 seats; to declare candidates’ list after announcement of poll dates

By Our Correspondent, TNT News | SHILLONG, Jan 15, 2018: 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which was once upon a time an ‘odd’ and ‘lonely’ party in the state is now planning to contest from all the 60 constituencies. Thanks to the aggressive campaigns led by national party leaders in the state during the last few months!

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