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Motphran Violence: When truth is hidden under piles of ‘fake news’

By Freddy Michael Majaw

OPINION | Shillong, June 04, 2018: 

Shillong had always been an epitome of peace, love and progress in North East India. It is home to different communities with their varied cultural practices, living and working together to develop the city that they love and are proud of.

Meghalaya: Curfew in Shillong from 4 pm to 5 am , Govt indicates of breakthrough in Motphran violence case

TNT News | SHILLONG, June 4, 2018: As Shillong city continues to recover from the Motphran violence incident that took place on May 31, reports are coming in that a curfew will be imposed in Shillong city from 4 pm onwards today until 5 am tomorrow. The notification comes after inside sources informed of people coming from different parts of Meghalaya to Shillong city in order to create tensions. Pertaining to this, the curfew has been declared as a preventive precaution to avoid any unforeseen incidences.

When contacted, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Peter S Dkhar said that the main reason for imposing the curfew was to improve the law and order situation in the city. The curfew will remain effective from 4 pm till 5 am of Tuesday morning.

As per reports, the government has received some crucial leads due to which the curfew has been declared. Government sources however also informed that there was no reason to panic as more forced have been deployed and the forces from the capital will also be in place. Proper stock of the situation has been taken as per sources.

Sources also informed on the basis of anonymity that there have veen large scale movement of people coming from different parts of Meghalaya to the city with an intention to create chaos and disrupt peace. The government has made a breakthrough and has assured that strict action would be taken against vested political interest trying to create disturbance in the city.



Conrad says Motphran violence was sponsored; says stern action will be initiated against funders

Conrad Sangma | PTI Photo

By Our Reporter | Shillong, 03, 2018: 

In a new twist to the Motphran clash which broke out on the evening of May 31, the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Sunday alleged that the agitation was sponsored by certain people even as he claimed that evidence pointing towards this direction has been obtained.

Illegal dumping of coal in Dianadubi irks residents of North Garo Hills

Coal mining in meghalaya
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From Our Correspondent | Tura, June 03, 2018: 

The residents and NGOs of Dainadubi village in North Garo Hills, close to the border of Assam, have expressed annoyance over the illegal dumping of coal in the village. Complaint submitted to the deputy commissioner of North Garo Hills on the matter.

AYC demands cancellation of all ‘ghost’ bills in GHADC


From Our Correspondent | Tura, June 03, 2018:

The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) is yet again in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time around, the council was alleged of releasing ‘ghost’ bills without as much as a customary set of construction on the ground.

Meghalaya SSA teachers appearing for D.El.Ed exams will not be affected by curfew, assures DC

TNT News | June 1, 2018
Shillong: Instances of violence in Motphran that created a ripple effect of stray instances in various parts of Shillong have led to a huge inconvenience to common people in pursuing their day-to-day activities and a group fo SSA teachers appearing for their D.El.Ed examinations today and tomorrow are now insecure about the hostile environment in and around the city.
In view of the ongoing scenario, the SSA and others categories of teachers from Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavilla, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment etc who are going to appear the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) Exams conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling throughout the Country today (01.06.18) and tomorrow (02.06.18) from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm apprised the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills District P. S. Dkhar  about their problems due to the curfew imposed.
Following this, the DC has assured to do the needful for safety of the teachers and to inform the Magistrate to allow the teachers to go for appearing the Examinations. the same was informed by general secretary, Meghalaya SSA School Association, East Khasi Hills District Unit, Brightstarwell Kharsohnoh .

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