SHILLONG, March 06: In order to evolve a uniform methodology for identification of urban BPL, the Planning Commission, in May 2010, constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Professor S.R. Hashim to recommend the detailed methodology for identification of BPL families in the urban areas.
Shillong, March 06: “It does not matter who you are, you will win!” this is the message that former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam gave to students and teachers from 37 schools in the city that interacted with the world renowned scientist here on Wednesday.
Speaking to students in an interactive session at St Anthony’s College, Shillong, Dr Kalam encouraged each one present to become ‘unique’ with ‘excellence of culture’.
From left: Former MP PR Kyndiah along with MPCC Chief Dr DD Lapang chat with UDP Chief Dr Donkupar Roy and HSPDP Chief HS Lyngdoh at the Raj Bhavan lawn after the swearing-in ceremony of Dr Mukul Sangma as Chief Minister on Tuesday. This time around, UDP and HSPDP have decided to sit in opposition bench in the legislative Assembly while Congress will be in the Treasury Bench.
SHILLONG, March 05: There will be no room for instability as the government would lay more focus on development as the people of the state deserve it, asserted Dr Mukul M Sangma after swearing-in as the Meghalaya Chief Minister for the second time in a row at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, March 05: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Tuesday stressed that his government has made a solemn pledge to ‘bring a change’ and to be ready to participate in bringing this change – a change for a better life for every Meghalayan with focus on the poor, under-privileged, old and needy, women and children, small and marginal farmers and BPL workers.
“We have promised to embark upon new initiatives to accelerate development in all spheres with a special focus on the poor and the under-privileged, old and needy, women and children, small and marginal farmers and the BPL workers,” Dr Sangma told reporters in his first press conference after being sworn-in as CM for the second consecutive term on Tuesday here.