25 candidates have criminal cases against them
GN Bureau | February 27, 2018
As many as 151 (41%) candidates in Meghalaya have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 208(56%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above, showed an analysis.
Voting took place in Meghalaya on Tuesday.
Meghalaya Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all (370) candidates for the Meghalaya 2018 Assembly Elections and found that 25(7%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
Twenty one (6%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
While Nikman Ch. Marak, a GNC candidate contesting from Baghmara constituency has declared case related to murder against himself, three candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder against them.
Three candidates have declared cases related to crime against women such as rape; word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman and cohabitation caused by man deceitfully including a belief of lawful marriage.
ADR said that the average of assets per candidate contesting in the Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018 is Rs 3.54 crore.
Ngaitlang Dhar of NPP is the richest candidate, with assets worth Rs 295 crore. Metbah Lyngdoh of United Democratic Party has assets worth Rs 87 crore, while Lamboklang Mylliem of Peoples Democratic Front owns assets worth Rs 49 crore.
As many as 244(66%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 126(34%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
Thirty three (9%) women candidates are contesting in the Meghalaya assembly election, 2018.
India is a news-hungry nation with more than 1 lakh newspapers, apart from many news channels. News consumption is high – more so in smaller cities, and the industry needs to capitalize on its huge untapped potential, believes Ashish Bhasin, CEO, APAC, and chairman, India Dentsu Aegis Network.
As the Amnesty International downs the shutters on its India operations, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of the matter and sought the home secretary’s response on the allegations levelled by the global organisation. Amnesty International in Ind
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the spotlight on the health-promotive and disease-preventive solutions of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) disciplines. What has not come into the limelight is the emerging nationwide trend in the Ayush disciplines, of taking up evidence-based studies.
The Indian electricity sector is going through an interesting phase right now. Many reforms are being introduced to increase competitiveness and transparency in the sector. The power market in India is a surplus market now and the spot prices are going down day by day. With all these indicators signaling a
The Indic Quotient: Reclaiming Heritage through Cultural Enterprise By Kaninika Mishra Bloomsbury India, 230 pages, Rs. 499 Over the past decade, India has seen a significant rise in passion for enterprise as well as pride in her
International observers will keenly watch the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee meeting next month. The central committee is the highest organ of the CCP with a mandate to execute the decision of the National Congress which is convened once every five years. Besides economy, r