SHILLONG, MAR 21: Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma today said there is need to dispel the perception of “bribing to get job” by ensuring a transparent recruitment process is in place.
“I agree we need to dispel this perception that it is only after bribing they (job aspirants) will get job,” Sangma said while replying to a motion moved by Sohra MLA Titosstarwell Chyne in the Assembly here on Tuesday.
He said that the need of the hour is to have a transparent recruitment system so that when they don’t get job, they don’t get to blame “us” (politicians).
SHILLONG, MAR 21: The age-old boundary dispute with Assam is still lying unresolved despite having over 21 border-talk meetings since 1971 even as the state government is optimism to claim back the 12 areas of difference.
“For the last so many years we have had around 21 meetings and still we were not able to solve the problem,” Deputy Chief Minister RC Laloo told the Assembly while replying to a motion moved by HSPDP MLA P Pangniang here.
He said the chief ministers of the two states – Assam and Meghalaya have met at least 19 times since September 1, 1971 till June 5, 2010 to discuss on the issue.
SHILLONG, MAR 21: Congress Mahendraganj legislator Dikkanchi D Shira today asked the state government to set up an inquiry into the implementation of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in the state.
Raising a supplementary in the Assembly, Shira said she observed that lots of toilets constructed under the scheme in many schools do not have water provision.
Tura, Mar 21: In what will come as heartening news to environmentalists in Garo Hills, the West and South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district administration has once again begun a drive to stop the illegal mining of stones in the two district, following amendments to the state’s laws on minor minerals.
Stone quarrying in the Garo Hills region has become a major point of contention due to vast nature of illegal activities that follow such quarrying. Various sections of society had earlier pointed fingers at the administration as well as the police for allowing illegal quarrying of stones to continue despite orders from the administration.
Guwahati, March 21 : Security forces had apprehended three Naga militants in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district on Monday, officials said on Tuesday.
Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that, the Longding Battalion and Changlang Battalion under the aegis of DAO division conducted operations in Zedua village and Changlang town and apprehended one NSCN(U) and two NSCN(R) cadres.