SHILLONG, May 29: For the first time in history, Meghalaya has won 26 medals in the National Games for the Deaf, organized by the All India Council of Deaf (AICD) at Aurangabad.
This feat was accomplished by students of Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre, Ri Bhoi, representing the state of Meghalaya who had participated in athletics events. Differently abled children from 25 states of India had participated in the competition.
Shillong, May 29: The entry of big trucks of 10 – 12 tyres has been restricted within the city, especially in Mawlonghat area, due to the traffic congestion and parking scarcity they create.
Informing this East Khasi Hills, Superintendent of Police, M Kharkrang said the “Big trucks of 10 – 12 tyres will not be allowed to enter and park at Mawlonghat area from 8 AM to 8 PM.”
SHILLONG, May 29: The Anthonian Youth Club (AYC) in collaboration with the NSS Unit of St Anthony’s College is organizing a World No-Tobacco Day Procession on Friday.
The program will start at 10:30 am from St Anthony’s College and will continue through Raj Bhavan, Telecom Office, All Saint’s Cathedral, Barik Point, Malki Point, Horse Shoe Building, DIPR Office and All India Radio Office before culminating back to St Anthony’s College.
SHILLONG, May 28: With the latest Naxalite attack on a Congress Convoy in Chhattisgarh still afresh, which resulted in killing of atleast 30 people including senior Congress leaders and several others injured, the latest intelligence revelation on militant activities in Meghalaya will send strong shock waves across.
Latest intelligence reports reveal that inspired by the ideologies of the Naxalites operating in the Eastern part of the country a new outfit has been formed christened ‘All Meghalaya Volunteers Liberation Army (AMVLA)’. The outfit claims that all sections of people can join and fight for the common cause ‘Freedom’ and ‘Sovereignty’ and headed by presently the most wanted militant in Meghalaya – Sohan D Shira.
SHILLONG, May 28: An annual Plan size for the year 2013-14 for Meghalaya was finalized at Rs 4,151 crore at New Delhi on Tuesday at a meeting between Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
“Ahluwalia appreciated the efforts of state government in expediting pace of development. He said performance in financial management is good and achievements in human development index are satisfactory and that Meghalaya needs to focus more on high dropout rates,” an official said.