Shillong, Jan 09: Mafiara T Sangma on Wednesday tendered her resignation from the Primary and Grassroot membership of the Indian National Congress (INC) party.
The 26 year old MBA degree holder had applied for Congress ticket from Mahendraganj constituency for the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly polls. But the ticket was awarded to Dicanchii D Shira, wife of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
SHILLONG, Jan 09: GAD Minister and Local MLA of Pynthorumkhrah constituency, AL Hek on Wednesday clarified the allegations of misappropriation of funds alleged by the Pynthorumkhrah People’s Association (PPA) on Tuesday.
According to the GAD minister, all the allegations are purely false and baseless and are an attempt to malign his image before the upcoming elections.
“I would like to rechristen Pynthorumkhrah People’s Association (PPA) as Process Propaganda Association (PPA) as this is a pure piece of cheap political gimmick by the aspirant candidate who was overwhelming rejected by the people of Mawlai for his failure in all fronts,” Hek said.
Guwahati, Jan 09: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted Assam and other parts of the north eastern region of India on Wednesday morning.
The quake was felt at about 7.12 am and it was measured 5.9 on Richter scale.
There have been no reports of any causalities and damage to properties in the state.
The quake was felt in Guwahati, Nalbari, Nagaon, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Kamrup, Dhemaji, Sivsagar and other parts of the state.
According to the Regional Seismological Centre in Guwahati, the epicenter of the quake was at Phek area of Nagaland-Myanmar border.
SHILLONG, Jan 09: The All India Garo Union (AIGU) condoled the death of Ex-Minister, Kong Maysalin.
Mentionably, she was instrumental in serving the Garo Community in particular, being a great loss to them. She was also a Good Samaritan at times of crisis by extending moral and financial assistance to the poor, helpless and needy, irrespective of the cast, creed, religion or region.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (IANS): Indian train fares were hiked across the board for the first time in 10 years, with Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal saying this was needed to keep the world's second largest network going.
The new fares take effect from Jan 21 midnight.
The minister said he would focus on improving services and safety from the Rs.6,000 crore expected to be earned from the move. But he added that fares won't be touched during the annual railway budget in February.