SHILLONG, July 28: The Bharat Scouts and Guides have yet again added another feather in its cap by joining hands with the Childrenâ€™s of SOS, Umiam, here on Friday.
Altogether twenty five Guides and Scouts of the SOS took oath at the â€˜Investiture Ceremonyâ€™ organized, making it one of the first states in the country to take up Scouting and Guiding in the community level.
Shillong, July 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday inaugurated the North Garo Hills district with its headquarter at Resubelpara, the first in a set of four new districts carved out of the existing seven recently.
The Chief Minister will also inaugurate the East Jaintia Hills district with Khliehriat as the headquarters on July 31 before formally inaugurating the official launch of South West Garo Hills district with its headquarters at Ampati and the South West Khasi Hills district with its headquarters at Mawkyrwat.
Dr Sangma had said more new districts would be created to bring public administration closer to the people of the state.
Former director of higher and technical education, W Khyllep, was appointed as the district deputy commissioner while former additional superintendent of police Aditya Goenka was made the superintendent of police.
SHILLONG, July 27: A case has been filed against the former Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Rajsehkharan Pillai for his alleged involvement in allowing two private universities to run the distance learning courses violating the laid down procedures, sources Friday informed.
The two private universities include Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) and Punjab Technical University (PTU).
The case was registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Pillai was booked under charges of Prevention of Corruption Act, abuse of official position and criminal conspiracy, they said.
SHILLONG, July 27: The Hynniewtrep Aâ€™chik National Movement â€“ Western Zone Unit (HANM-WZ) Friday set a ten day deadline to the state Forest department demanding the closure of illegal saw-mills operating in the different villages under Ri Bhoi district, citing that the environment is degrading due to rampant illegal felling of trees.
â€œWe want government to take actions against these illegal saw-mills run by non-indigenous people by closing them down immediately within ten daysâ€, HANM-WZ president Kodius Thongni said even as he threatened that if government fails to comply, the organization would be compelled to take its own course of actions.
SHILLONG, July 27: Ahead of the inauguration of the new district in Khliehriat, three Jaintia-based pressure groups Friday registered their protest against the intention of the government to appoint non-indigenous Deputy Commissioner (DC), citing that there will be a communication gap as majority of the population are illiterate.
â€œWe opposed to the move of the government to appoint a non-indigenous officer as the Deputy Commissioner of new districtâ€, Joint Action Committee â€“ East Jaintia Hills (JAC-EJH) spokesperson SS Niangti told reporters here.