TURA, Oct 11: A cyclothon will be held in Tura, West Garo Hills, on October 17 under the Youth for Green movement and promote cycles as an alternative to using oil fuelled cars.
The race will commence from Law College Ground and will culminate in the Ampati Playground covering a distance of about 43 kms along the way. The race which is to begin at 7 am in the morning is being held to not only promote healthy habits but also a consciousness to build about a greener environment.
SHILLONG, Oct 11: The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) Youth Wing will organize a General Convention on October 14 at Mawlai Nongpdeng Indoor Stadium at 12 pm.
The Convention will be to finalize the members of the Youth Wing and their various positions.
The KHNAM requests all the various units and supporters to attend the convention.
SHILLONG, Oct 11: The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills has declared October 12, 13 and 14, 2013, as dry days.
NONGSTOIN, Oct 11: One person by the name Lotar Thabah (50) of Mawphyrnai village, Mairang, West Khasi Hills died on the spot when the stone quarry he was working in collapsed.
The incident took place on Friday at around 11 AM wherein another Phrolin Marbaniang managed to escape, but was seriously injured and was taken to Mairang Civil Hospital.
In another incident, one infant of Mawthynniew village, Mairang, WKH drowned in a pond.
SHILLONG, Oct 10: The 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Thursday rejected the Inner Line Permit (ILP) demand for the state through the voice vote. The ILP demand was voted out by MUA-II government in favor of a “comprehensive, integrated and institutionalized” mechanism to check illegal immigration into the pre-dominantly tribal state.
Replying to the Resolution Motion tabled by Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator, Ardent Basaiawmoit, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “My government would soon take up with the Centre a proposal for appropriate amendment to the Representation of People’s Act in order to ensure that outsiders in the state would not get voting rights”.