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High Level Committee wants Garo Hills under ILP purview

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 30:
The third meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) on influx was unanimous in their consensus that Garo hills should also be included under the purview of the Inner Line Permit (ILP).
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Chairman of the committee and Deputy Chief Minister, Bindo M Lanong said, “The members of the committee have expressed that Garo Hills should not be left out if the Inner Line Permit is being implemented in the state.”

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Slight intensity quake felt in Assam

Posted in October 2012

Shillong, Oct 30 (PTI): A slight intensity quake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale hit Marigaon area of Assam Tuesday morning, officials said.
The quake which took place at 7.10 am was epicentred at 92.4 degrees north latitude and 26.2 degrees east longitude, India Meteorological Department officials here said.
A mild quake with a magnitude of 3.4 had hit West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on Monday at around 6 am, they said.


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Urban Affairs allows vendors to continue business at Polo market

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 30:
The state Urban Affairs department has decided to allow vendors to continue their business at Polo market until the Court passes its verdict in favour of the department, even though it is now becoming skeptical of the entire project.
“We have temporarily allowed them (vendors) to continue with their businesses at the market till the court gives its final decision on the matter,” State Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh told reporters here on Tuesday.

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Metbah, JA Lyngdoh vouch to fight upcoming election from UDP

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 30:
Brushing off rumors of them trying to shift to Indian National Congress (INC) for the 2013 elections, sitting MLAs from United Democratic Party (UDP) - JA Lyngdoh and Metbah Lyngdoh – Tuesday categorically stated that they would stick to their party in the upcoming Assembly elections.
“Such rumours are misleading and not true” the due clarified, even as JA Lyngdoh alleged Congress to be behind steering up these rumors.

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MUPSTA to hold sit in protest on Nov 01

Posted in October 2012

Our Bureau
Shillong, Oct 30:
The Meghalaya Upper primary School Teachers Association (MUPSTA) will hold a sit in Demonstration at All India Radio (AIR), Shillong which would be followed by a Procession March to Secretariat on November 01 at 11 am.
MUPSTA, General Secretary, Kenneth Shadap said, the reason of the agitation programme is due to the delay of the Government to implement the demand of the MUPSTA in which the Government as per the letter dated July 20 last had assured that the salary of the 3 assistant teachers and   Headmaster/Headmistress be enhanced.


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