SHILLONG, Aug 27: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday saw the induction of two new members, MM Danggo and Ronnie V Lyngdoh who were administered their oath of office at Raj Bhavan here by the Governor of Meghalaya, V. Shanmuganathan.
The swearing in ceremony for Danggo who is a former state assembly Speaker and Lyngdoh, who is the former Government chief whip was attended by a number of dignitaries including the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma. However, their two predecessors who the new Cabinet Ministers have replaced namely Rowell Lyngdoh and AL Hek chose to skip the function.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: The two newly inducted Cabinet Ministers of Meghalaya, MM Danggo and RV Lyngdoh were given plumb portfolios after Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma reshuffled his Cabinet on Friday.
While Danggo was named as the new Public Work Department (Roads) minister, replacing Sniawbhalang Dhar, Ronnie was given the Urban Affairs portfolio with additional charge over Soil & Water Conservation.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: Boldamgre MDC, Stevie Marak has on Friday called for administrator’s rule to be imposed in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) while stating that the Council will be ‘run to the ground’ should the present National People’s Party (NPP) led Executive Council (EC) be allowed to continue at the helm of affairs of the Council.
In a statement issued here on Friday, South Garo Hills Boldamgre constituency MDC Stevie Marak said, “I feel it is imperative that the Administration take over from the present EC before they run the GHADC to the ground.”
SHILLONG, Aug 25: Deputy Chief Minister, Rowell Lyngdoh and Health Minister, AL Hek were the casualties of the first Cabinet reshuffle of the Congress led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA-II) government with the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma announcing their replacements by way of former state Assembly Speaker MM Danggo and Government chief whip Ronnie V Lyngdoh.
Rowel Lyngdoh and AL Hek tendered their resignations from the posts of Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister was accepted by the chief minister and the two new Ministers will be sworn in at Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: Following his surprise inspection of the Civil Hospital, Shillong on Friday, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has informed that the state government will implement a ‘Hub – and – Spoke’ model to ensure that services at the hospital are improved.
He has also directed the Health Department to review of the issue pertaining to posts of 300 nurses which is pending in court to ensure the present shortage of manpower in the health institution is addressed in the right perspective.
SHILLONG, Aug 26: Aimed at making it easier for entrepreneurs engaged in the mining of stones and quarrying, the State Cabinet has approved an amendment to the Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015 on Friday.
The Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, while briefing members of the media fraternity after the Cabinet meeting on Friday pointed out that the Cabinet had earlier this year approved the Rules for ensuring necessary protection to workers.
He however added that the new amendment proposal was again brought for consideration of the cabinet after a joint meeting held recently.
TURA, Aug 25: A 21 year old Garo girl was rescued a few days ago after intervention from members of the Delhi Achik Association (DAA) in Delhi who saved her from the clutches of traffickers after being made aware of a victim needing help.
The girl who is a resident of Kharkutta was allegedly lured by a local girl from the town of Resubelpara in North Garo Hills (NGH) identified as Radhika Marak, who promised her a job.
“We first received a call from a resident of Kharkutta on August 3, who informed us that a girl had taken to New Delhi and needed to be rescued. We immediately got our members active on the issue and began contact with her through messaging,” said DAA president, S Victor D Sangma.