TURA, Jan 31: The Council of Nokma in an emergent meeting condemned the abduction of the two MeECL Engineers, A Pohthmi and B.Majaw by GNLA, maintaining that the abduction is not the solution to resolve the alleged grievances of inadequacy of supply of electrical energy to the rural areas of Garo Hills.
Therefore, it urged upon the abductors to release the Engineers at the earliest to ease the tension among the major communities of Meghalaya, letting peace to prevail.
Shillong, Jan 31: About thousand people on Tuesday joined hand in the peace march organized by Hynniewtrep Welfare Association (HTWA), West Garo Hills, Tura with the support of all the other organizations demanding the safe and early release of the two abducted MeECL engineers, B Majaw and A Pohthmi.
United Christian Peace Forum (UCPF), Garo Hills Sentinel for Human Rights (GHSHR), mothersâ€™ union, Central Puja Committee (CPC), MeECL employees, and students participated in this rally.
Shillong, Jan 31: Meghalaya Chief Secretary W M S Pariat impressed upon the credit-rating officials to go all out in creating awareness of the benefits of getting their firms credit rated.
"Credit ratings gives reviews of basic economics of institutions where credit worthiness of such business enterprises is assessed," Pariat said while addressing an awareness programme on performance and credit rating and its benefits to MSMEs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
He said, "This is extremely good weapon and tool which can be utilized by enterprises which requires help from financial institution." "We need to motivate the people, to show them benefit accrue when they credit rated their enterprises," he added.
SHILLONG, Jan 31: The Civil Society Women's Organization (CSWO) has appealed to the GNLA to release the two abducted engineers of the MeECL.
The CSWO said there is no doubt about the resentment among rural areas in the State which are being left ignored and deprived of all the basic amenities and development works being given to cities and towns.
â€œEnergy is being given more priority to the people in the urban areas and all this when the very Constitution of India enshrines us with the Right to Equalityâ€, he asserted.
NONGPOH, Jan 31: The Joint Action Committee (JAC), a conglomerate of four NGOâ€™s of Ri-Bhoi District including the KSU, FKJGP, CORP and HNYF, has decided to call one day office picketing on February 3.
The announcement comes after the State Government apparently refused to pay any heed to the demand by the JAC to revoke the order of the inclusion of the Marngar Community as the Bhoi Tribe.
While addressing to the media, JAC Chairman, Donkupar Sumer informed that the committee which had opposed the recent order of the State Government passed through the political Department had given a deadline to the state Government. But in view of lack of response from the government and failing to take any action, it has decided to call the one day office picketing.
SHILLONG, Jan 31: Yvonne Angel Lyngdoh Mawphlang, an M.Sc. (Horticulture) (Vegetable Sciences), bagged three gold medals from the University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka .
The student bagged the first gold medal for securing the topmost position in her stream by securing an aggregate of 92.40 percent.
She was also rewarded with the "Late Dr. Gangadhar. S. Kori of Bijapur Gold Medal for having secured the highest overall grade point average and first rank from among the Master of Science (Horticulture) graduates during the academic year 2010 - 11.
SHILLONG, Jan 31: A Mahindra Max (MLO5F â€“ 8627) on its way to Shella from Shillong had a head on collision on a turning with a truck (ASO5DC â€“ 0090) travelling towards Shillong at 101 Area, 3rd Mile on Monday at 11:44 pm.
The 108 Emergency Service Ambulance based at Shillong Civil Hospital helped in shifting Mini Swet (27), Paialan Chyne (30) and Phosphorus Youthborne (32) to Civil Hospital, Shillong.