A senior official of the commission said it sought legal action after the woman refused to file an FIR against the culprits.
Villagers grow the living root-bridges by training the 'ficus elastica' tree on both sides of water bodies over a period of about 10 to 15 years where the roots form the bridge.
The order follows a visit by the three-judge bench, accompanied by the state chief secretary, to Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills district, the hub of coal mining in Meghalaya.
Till November, the Congress was the principal opposition in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly — but after former CM Mukul Sangma and 11 other MLAs jumped ship to join the TMC, the grand old party was left with only five MLAs.
Once a formidable opposition with 17 MLAs, the Congress was left with only five MLAs after 12 legislators defected to TMC last year
Governor Satya Pal Malik in a notification on Thursday gave nod to the decision made by the Meghalaya government relaxing the upper age limits in the two categories instead of 27 years earlier, the official said.
On Sunday, an IED was detonated at the entrance of the famous Centre Point building in Shillong’s commercial hub, Police Bazar.
According to police, the blast occurred between 6 and 6.20 pm near the Delhi Mistan Bhandar shop in the Police Bazar area of the hill station.
The immediate trigger that led Sushit Kanti (68) and Kalpana Choudhury (58) to sit on a silent protest was an episode of violence last week, where “unidentified miscreants” assaulted about eight non-tribal people.
An official of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) had said CM Conrad Sangma was having a sore throat and was ‘avoiding gathering’. Sangma later announced his COVID affliction in the evening on social media.
Senior Congress leader Mukul Sangma, his aide Charles Pyngrope, who is a former assembly speaker and 10 others had on November 25 merged with TMC making it the principal Opposition party in the state.
Conrad Sangma's remarks come a day after a security operation in Nagaland resulted in the death of 14 civilians and one security officer.
Conrad Sangma also said the National Education Policy, 2020 lays stress on the mother tongue and 22bet deposit mpesan languages.
The Pensioner’s Life Certification Verification app, launched by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma in July, is aimed at offering pensioners a “secure, easy and hassle-free interface” to obtain life certificates by verifying their identity using FRT on their smartphones.
In a statement, Gurjit Singh, president of Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC), which represents members of the Sikh community in Shillong, termed the government’s move “illegal” and said they would “socially, legally, religiously and politically” challenge the state government.
The Khasis are a matrilineal society and trace inheritance and descent through the mother's clan. If the Bill is put into effect, it would make a rare, significant alteration in an age-old, tribal practice of Meghalaya.
“We shared our concerns and he assured us that no injustice will be done and the residents will not be removed illegally,” DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa told 10cric offers.
On October 7, the Conrad Sangma-led state cabinet approved a proposal to relocate the Punjabi residents from Them lew Mawlong area, based on a recommendation made by a high-level committee (HLC) headed by Tynsong.
A BJP spokesperson said the party nominated Kingstone Marak, vice-president of its West Garo Hills district unit, for the Rajabala constituency.
As per the initial enquiry by the police, the man had allegedly stolen three bovine animals from Rongsang Ajirigri village and was later apprehended by the villagers.