SHILLONG, Aug 28: The unusual fall in rupee is having its effect upon various macro-economic matters leading to sluggish economic growth besides corporate earnings and most important market volatility. And the commoners, the taxpaying lot who earns their money hard, this falling rupee is hitting where it hurts the most – their pocket. The rupee is having a cascading effect upon everything be it groceries, FMCG, education expenses, jobs and remunerations and even entertainment gadgets like mobile phones, televisions and more. It is making anything from your favorite laptop to mobile phones more expensive as the dearer rupee has upped costs for companies, forcing them to revise rates.
SHILLONG, Aug 28: A TATA Sumo (MLO4A – 8620) shuttling passenger from Jowai to Shillong overturned after it skidded at Pomlahier under Mawryngkneng Block, EKH. The 108 Emergency Service Ambulance based at Mawryngkneng helped in transporting the injured passengers including one Laspika Siangshai (56) and Lawani Tyngkra (36) to Shillong Civil Hospital. The incident took place on Aug 28, at 9:46am.
SHILLONG, Aug 28: It has come to the notice of the State Government that certain teachers under the umbrella of an association by the name of JACATAM have announced a series of agitational programmes to protest the Government’s reluctance to meet their representatives. Whereas in fact they have been invited to meet the Commissioner and Secretary, Education, Government of Meghalaya and the Director of Higher And Technical Education and the Director of School Education and Literacy to discuss on the details of their demands with a view to provide permanent solutions. However, despite being invited on two occasions i.e. - August 16, 2013 and August 23, 2013, the association declined the invitation and instead has chosen to resort to agitational measures to further their demands.
Funds sought for seven developmental projects to maintain peace, stability
SHILLONG, Aug 27: Stating that “peace and stability becomes vulnerable” if development doesn’t commensurate people’s aspiration, the Meghalaya Government has sought a “special financial package” of Rs. 3120 crore from the Central Government for seven developmental projects.
The memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Tuesday.
The memorandum underlines seven projects that will be developed under the special financial assistance. The seven projects include the International Centre for Performing Arts and Culture, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Building, State Medical College, Integrated Ganol Drinking Water Supply and Irrigation Project, New Shillong Township, State Technical University and Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion Programme.
Shillong, Aug 27: Cautioning government on the activities of ANVC members, ANVC(B) has claimed that the former is recruiting and procuring arms.
In a press comminute issued on Tuesday, ANVC(B) Joint Secretary, Rangdo R Marak, said, “Government must check these activities as it all seem like a plan to keep the insurgency rein alive even after the final settlement which is still awaiting for the centre’s nod.”