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Will Rev Thomas Jones’ literary gift to the Khasis end with mere writings sans recognition?

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie | Shillong, June 22, 2018:

REMEMBERING REV THOMAS JONES – ARGUABLY THE FATHER OF KHASI ALPHABETS 

Hundred and seventy seven years ago, one of the major tribes of Meghalaya – the Khasis were without a written script, without a lingual identity and without a literary history. However, all of that changed with the arrival of Reverend Thomas Jones, also popularly known as the Founding Father of Khasi alphabets and literature.

CEO reviews preparations for April 27 by-poll in Williamnagar

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Williamnagar, April 12, 2018: 

As electorates of Williamnagar awaits to cast their votes with bated breath, authorities are on the move to ensure that the by-election scheduled to be held on April 27, is being out carried smoothly.

ADC polls: MPCC releases candidates’ list for KHADC, JHADC

SHILLONG | Dec 21, 2018:

The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) today released the first list of candidates for the upcoming elections to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaiñtia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) elections.

For the KHADC, the MPCC has released the list of 25 candidates out of the 29 seats.

The Congress is yet to decide on its candidates for Nongkrem, Mawkynrew, Laban-Mawprem and Myriaw-Rambrai.

The MPCC at the time has released the names of only seven candidates out of the 29 seats in the JHADC

VAB out in public domain for one month; pour your views!

By Our Reporter | Shillong, May 22, 2018: 

The Committee on the Village Administration Bill (VAB) in its first meeting today decided to invite suggestions and views from the stakeholders and general public on the VAB.

Hundreds of unemployed Northeast Indian youth duped by Chandigarh based institute

January 5, 2017: A job racket in northeast India has cheated hundreds of gullible youths in the region on false promises of providing employment and job-oriented training courses, police said on Wednesday.

Based on media reports, the Manipur Police has taken several steps, including contacting their Chandigarh counterparts, to help them bust the racket.
The unemployment figure is exceptionally high in the northeast. There are over eight lakh educated youths in Manipur which has a population less than 28 lakh.

A dubious group of “professional trainers” from Chandigarh has been using a two-pronged strategy to cheat the youths: first, they shoot SMSs to the youths promising them plum jobs, and then they make false claims that they can train the youths in hospitality services.
A woman “director” in Chandigarh told IANS that “free hostel and meals are provided” during the training course, though she did not explain why her “institute” was offering such facilities.

Documents in possession of IANS only increase suspicion about the “institute”, whose location and name are cleverly concealed.
The cyber crime unit of the Manipur Police has initiated steps to track down the persons behind this job racket.
A Muslim boy from Manipur was one of the duped youths who had been lured to the “institute”. He told reporters that the youths brought from the Northeast were herded in some rooms.

“We were never allowed to visit the office, meet others or get further details. After some days we were told that unless we bring some other youths, we would not be provided employment. That is when we started having suspicion.”

Later, they were told that they must deposit a security amount of Rs 47,000 each and promised a pay package of Rs 15,000, he said, adding that some of them had decided to flee before it was too late.

According to him, many other youths were trapped there and the government must do something to rescue them. Some of the gang members have approached prominent journalists so that some favourable articles are published, which would further help in trapping the unsuspecting Northeast youths.

Agencies

Meghalaya: KHADC CEM’s brother stabbed multiple times by miscreants

By Our Correspondent, TNT News | SHILLONG, Jan 18, 2018: 

A night before the poll dates for Meghalaya was announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI), violence has crept in at Mawsynram constituency, the home turf of KHADC CEM and PDF leader PN Syiem after his brother was stabbed multiple times by miscreants.

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