Meghalaya Nuggets

President urged to restrain NEHU VC’s ‘power abuse’
SHILLONG, April 7: The Meghalaya Tribal Teachers’ Association (MeTTA), North-Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) and Meghalaya Confederation for Academic Welfare (MeCAW) have jointly moved President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking check on the alleged abuse of power by vice chancellor Prof SK Srivastava. A statement from the bodies on Wednesday alleged that Srivastava, notwithstanding his term expiry, arbitrarily misuses his power in violation of rule of law as well as University rules. Seeking the President’s intervention into the issue, they said, “The three bodies, with grave concern, state that a term-expired VC taking policy decisions and conducting functions that have long-term consequence amount to subversion of standards and it crosses all ethical boundary. How can term-expired Prof SK Srivastava, indulge into such flagrant violation of rules in order to carry out functions with long-term implications?”

Scholarships for students
SHILLONG, April 7: The Education Cell of the KSU Malki Circle has announced the BN Lyngdoh Scholarship of 2021 for class 10 and 12 students under MBoSE, CBSE and CISCE. According to a statement on Wednesday, four scholarships — amounting to Rs 40,000 each — will be awarded, taking into account the merit. “Three scholarships will be awarded to students who score the highest percentage in Science, Commerce and Arts Stream of the 12th examination and another scholarship will be awarded to one student who scores the highest percentage in the 10th examination of MBoSE, CBSE and CISCE,” the statement said.

Public meetings
SHILLONG, April 7: The Revolution Ïada La Ka Ri will hold a series of public meetings starting from Nongstoin on April 10. In a statement, Revolution Ïada La Ka Ri convener, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, said they are trying to intensify their campaign by holding public meetings in various parts of Khasi and Jaintia Hills region. The public meeting will also be held at Pynursla and Mawlai Iewrynghep on April 15, Smit on April 16 and Iewmusiang, Jowai on April 21.

People during a pre-Baisakhi celebration at the
Sikh Centre on Sunday. The celebration was
organised by the cultural committee of Shri
Guru Singh Sabha, Shillong.

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