SHILLONG, Aug 18: What may be yet another setback for the Congress party in Meghalaya that had just cited its strong take on dissenting members through a cabinet reshuffle, BJP sources confirmed that yet another Congress legislator is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party along with two to three MLA’s from Jaintia Hills.
Bedeviled by the Congress infighting in Meghalaya and a shifting electoral landscape, unhappy and cast out, Congress MLA’s and MDC’s are scrambling to join in the saffron brigade for the 2018 Assembly polls.
SHILLONG, Aug 18: The measures of the state government to contain influx into Meghalaya through the Meghalaya Resident, Safety and Security Rules, 2017 will result in the indigenous tribals of the state being made immigrants in their own land according to the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC).
According to HYC general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin, the Rules have failed to differentiate between permanent indigenous residents of the state and illegal immigrants and in this regard, he cited Section 3 of the said Rules which state that all existing tenants have to apply for permission.
TURA, Aug 18: As if on cue to show how pathetic the education infrastructure in the Garo Hills region, the FKJGP, Dobu unit in East Garo Hills have written to the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and the Education Minister, Deborah C Marak seeking their immediate intervention in the improvement of a school that has literally turned into a cowshed.
The memorandum seeking better infrastructure for the school was submitted on Friday through the DC of East Garo Hills district.
GUWAHATI, Aug 18: A major tragedy was averted in Assam’s capital city Guwahati after police found a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) packed in a gunny bag from the Silchar bound train’s parcel baggage at Guwahati railway station on Friday morning, officials said.
TURA, Aug 18: The flood situation in the plain belt of West Garo Hills is yet to see improvement despite the weather relenting to an extent. Most major roads including those in Selsella and Phulbari were still under water till the filing of the report today though locals stated that the water levels were going down but slowly.
SHILLONG, Aug 18: State Transport Minister, HDR Lyngdoh has called for police to take harsh action against traffic violators such that the number of deaths and injuries resulting out of accidents in the state are reduced.
“It is better to be harsh for good otherwise we cannot control injuries and untimely loss of lives due to road accidents,” Lyngdoh said while addressing a Road Safety Advocacy organized by the Transport Department and the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Friday.
SHILLONG, Aug 17: Emerging from a meeting held to discuss the non – fulfillment of the Instrument of Accession (IOA) and Annexed Agreement (AA), the tribal chieftains of Meghalaya have resolved to seek the intervention of the United Nations Organization (UNO) on this vexed issue.
With the non – fulfillment of the IOA and AA even with the passing of 69 years since they were signed between the Centre and 25 Khasi States in August 17, 1948, the tribal chieftains under the baner of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) have also resolved to demand clarity on the stance of the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the state on the issue.