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Former Meghalaya Speaker Mondal quits Congress

Shillong, Nov 29: Former Meghalaya Former Meghalaya Legislative Speaker and an ex-MLA, Abu Taher Mondal today resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party with immediate effect. The former MLA who hails from Phulbari in West Garo Hills, has submitted his resignation letter to the President of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC)

‘Need good judges’, SC declines to entertain plea for doubling the judges

New Delhi, Nov 29:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea seeking to double the number of judges in the high courts and trial courts, saying more judges does not mean more disposal, instead good judges are required. A bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justice P.S. Narasimha told the petitioner, advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, that doubling the number of judges is not the solution to address pendency of cases. "More judges do not mean more disposal, you need good…

Meghalaya decides to set up 7 police outposts along sensitive state boundary

Shillong, Nov 29: Meghalaya Cabinet today approved the Meghalaya Mental Health and Social Care Policy, amendment to the Meghalaya Victim Compensation Scheme 2019 and setting up of seven police outposts on sensitive locations along the inter-state boundary. The Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma said the Cabinet decided to approve and sanction police outposts at seven sensitive locations along the inter-state boundary. The police outposts will be located at Muria in East Jaintia Hills;  Mukroh and Tihwiya in West…

Ahead of polls, politics of desertion begins in state

SHILLONG, Nov 28: In a major political development ahead of Assembly elections in the state, MLAs Benedic R Marak, Ferlin CA Sangma (both from National People’s Party) and Himalaya M Shangpliang (Trinamool Congress) resigned from the Assembly on Monday. They tendered their resignation letters to Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh. All three will join the BJP in December. The development will surely excite the BJP, which is trying to establish itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Christian-majority state. The resignation of…

CM announces BOPs in sensitive border areas

SHILLONG, Nov 28: Meghalaya government will set up border outposts in all sensitive areas along the interstate borders with Assam, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Monday, almost a week after gun wielding Assam police and forest guard personnel killed five residents of Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills. Sangma announced the government decision after chairing an all-party meeting in Shillong, which was also attended by legislators from Jaintia Hills. The lawmakers were briefed on steps that have been taken by the…

City in flames: Citizens want an end to hate crimes and violence

SHILLONG, Nov 28: Amid a lingering apprehension of violence in Meghalaya, a cross-section of citizens in the capital city has called for an end to hate crimes and the restoration of peace in the state. They came together on Monday for deliberations on peace and justice in the state aftermath of the recent firing incident at Mukroh that resulted in violence and arson in the capital city throwing life out of gear. The citizens also made it clear that they are against gun culture in the state as proposed by a few individuals…

Let entire Cabinet resign or there be Prez Rule: TMC

SHILLONG, Nov 28: The Trinamool Congress on Monday said not only Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma but his entire Cabinet has lost moral responsibility to continue in power after the Mukroh firing incident which had left six persons, including five Meghalaya villagers, dead. The party insisted that either a new government should be installed or the President’s Rule should be imposed in the state. After an all-party meeting on Monday, senior TMC leader George B Lyngdoh told reporters the government has failed in its…
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