SHILLONG, Oct 31: People belonging to the weaker sections of the society are in for troubled times if the claims made by youth wing of the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) regarding a further cut in the allocated quota of kerosene oil for Meghalaya are to be believed.
Concerned by the first instance of a cut in this allocated quota, a delegation of the KHNAM youth wing, led by its president, Thomas Passah had called upon the Joint Director of Food Civil Supplies, Consumers Affairs, Meghalaya GS Nongkhlaw to seek clarification after several complaints received on the sudden cut in the supply.
SHILLONG, Oct 31: With the Director General of Police (DGP) of Meghalaya on temporary charge’s service ending on Monday, Meghalaya is set to welcome Swaraj Bir Singh as the new DGP on temporary charge on Tuesday.
An order to this effect has been issued by the state government, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh said here.
He said that Singh will be taking charge of the office from Tuesday till a full-fledged DGP is appointed by the State Security Commission (SSC).
He also informed that the SSC will be meeting soon even as he admitted that a date is yet to be fixed for this crucial meeting.
TURA, Oct 31: Facing a storm over the allocation of funds meant for the welfare of people of the Garo Hills region, the Chief Executive Member (CEM), Denang T Sangma has rubbished claims made by a consortium of NGOs including the GSU, FKJGP, ADE, AYWO and FAF that there is misuse of funds in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
The clarification comes after the NGOs expressed doubts over the implementation of over 100 crores of funds that were provided to the Garo Hills Progressive Alliance (GHPA). The NGOs had written to Denang T. Sangma about what they termed as the Council’s “dubious way” of using the Rs 100.71 crore that was disbursed around a month ago to a cash starved GHADC.
SHILLONG, Oct 31: The Chairman of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has admitted that there has been a rise in the number of electrocution related deaths in Meghalaya.
In order to address this problem, the Chairman, PS Thangkhiew said that MeECL is proposing the setting up of Village Level Anti-Theft Committees comprising traditional headmen, officials of the MeECL and district administration.
SHILLONG, Oct 31: The retirement of the incumbent Director General of Police (DGP) holding temporary charge, SK Jain is being hailed by the members of the now disbanded ANVC – B as a silver lining even as they expressed their hopes that the 2 – year logjam pertaining to the release of their rehabilitation packages will be cleared up soon.
In a strongly worded press release issued on Monday, the former general secretary of the ANVC – B, Jakrik Momin has directly blamed Jain for the problems that the former members of the now – disbanded outfit are facing in the absence of any rehabilitation package.