SHILLONG, Feb 27: Nongpoh, the district headquarter of Ri â€“ Bhoi and the main transit point along the Shillong â€“ Guwahati National Highway 40, has been facing acute water scarcity for over three months now.
The reason for this crisis is the four â€“ laning project work being implemented by Ramki Infrastructure Limited at National Highway 40.
Expressing their sentiment, the residents of Nongpoh said the expansion work on the national highway has ruptured the PHE water supply pipeline in the area.
Headman of Nongpoh town (Proper), Bull Lyngdoh, said the general public of the area has been victimized in-between the blame game of Ramki Infrastructure Limited and PHE, Government of Meghalaya over the restoration of water pipes.
TURA, Feb 27: Marking the first of its kind media interaction programme in Garo Hills, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma had an open and candid discussion on a wide array of issues as well as on the flagship programmes of the State with the members of the Media at the Tura Circuit House on Sunday.
Dr Sangma highlighted to the media fraternity about the new and innovative initiatives being taken up on a mission-mode by the Government under its flagship programme, Meghalaya Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme (IBDLPP) stressing the need to partner with the Media so as to generate interest among the stakeholders in the right manner.
Shillong, Feb 27: Fresh face from West Khasi Hills, Gabriel Wahlang, was on Monday elected President of the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) by securing 515 votes of the total 1270 votes.
He defeated sitting Congress legislator from Nongbah-wahiajer, Sniawbhalang Dhar, by huge margin besides two women candidates and five others, to become the President of MPYC
The election for the State Youth Congress was held on February 24 last here.
Shillong, Feb 27: Barring Assam and Tripura, North Eastern states has to catch up with the rest of the country in terms of industrialization, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister B M Lanong said.
"We are yet to see the real light of the day in respect to industrialization because we are mere recipients," Lanong said.
"Barring Assam and Tripura, industrialization is a far cry as we are dependent on supplies from outside. We need to catch up with the rest of the country," he said.
Lanong who is also incharge of Mining and Geology department was inaugurating a workshop on mentoring and monitoring of projects under export development on Monday here.
Shillong, Feb 27: CSWO President, Irene P Hujon, has lodged a complaint at the Laban Police Station against Union Minister of State for water resources, Vincent Pala and Agnes Kharshiing on Sunday.
According to Hujon, Kharshiing publicly defamed her during a Press Conference held at Shillong Press Club on February 20 last and also at the Khasi Student Unionâ€™s Office at Jaiaw on February 25 last.