SHILLONG Jan 09: The Association of Qualified Grade-IV (AQG) 2011, East Khasi Hills, has declared that the state government must fulfill the demands of the association in two days or prepare for full scale agitations.
The association has demanded that all the 209 candidates who have cleared the Grade-IV exams conducted by the District Selection Committee (DSC) on 2010 be given their respective posts. Out of the 331 passed candidates, only 122 male and female candidates have been given their jobs; but the job allocations stopped on October 2012. The state government said the reason for the ceasing of job allocations was because of an order received from the Supreme Court.
Shillong, Jan 09: Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope’s son David Nongrum, who was denied Indian National Congress (INC) ticket for 9th state Assembly from 13-Mawryngkneng, on Wednesday resigned from the party and decided to contest as an Independent candidate from the constituency.
David sought congress ticket from Mawryngkneng in place of his father Charles Pyngrope, who has been elected representation the constituency in the house since 2003 and now decided to contest election from 21-Nongthymmai constituency after the delimitation and paved way of Mawryngkneng for his son David Nongrum.
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.