Of Logic, emotion and our leaders

  By Aristotle Lyngdoh On May 16 this year a new history was created in our traditional system of governance and will remain a landmark development. A democratic form of practice was adopted by the people at Smit village in electing their…

National electoral roll purification prog

Shillong: To ensure an error free and authenticated electoral rolls the Election Commission of India has launched the National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP). Under the programme, electors are encouraged…

News Capsule

Inaugural function The inaugural function of the new building (annex) of the Meghalaya Cooperative Apex Bank Ltd. on its head office premises will be held on Saturday at 11 am. Result Students of Little Angels Secondary School, Mawbah,…

VAB: Demand for secret ballot, amendment to bill

SHILLONG: Maitshaphrang Movement convener Michael N Syiem on Thursday demanded that the Village Administration Bill, 2014 should have provision for election of the Rangbah Shnong or headmen through 'secret ballot'. "The present system where…

Meghalaya Crime Update

Lightning kills minor A 14-year-old boy identified as Pynshaibor Wanniang died on the spot after he was struck by lightning at Byrki village in West Khasi Hills on May 25. The body was handed over to the relatives after necessary…

High Court comes down heavily against bandh culture

Restraints on media; Indictment on Govt failure to contain bandhs SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya on Wednesday restrained the media from publicizing the statement of organizations calling bandhs, strike, hartal, road blockade and…

Police failure: DGP blames it on media

SHILLONG: Blame it on media if police cannot contain law and order situation in city. This is what Meghalaya DGP Rajiv Mehta did to escape from the wrath of High Court of Meghalaya when he was summoned on Wednesday by the Court for not…