SHILLONG, Dec 14: The owner of the coalmine where illegal mining was taking place which was revealed after 13 labourers got trapped inside has been identified and is presently absconding, according to the state’s Home Minister, James Sangma.
Informing that the owner has been identified as James Sukhlain, Sangma said that he is absconding and that police are presently attempting to trace him.
SHILLONG, Dec 14: What may be termed as a gift to Meghalaya this festive season, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 321.88 crores - the first of its kind as far as the amount, ever received by the state from the Centre for roads.
Deputy Chief Minister, in charge of PWD (Roads), Prestone Tynsong said that the such a huge amount was never sanctioned under the CRF in the history of Meghalaya and the state would only get around Rs 80-90 crores per year under the scheme.
SHILLONG, Dec 14 (MIPR): The Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, General Administration (A) Department has informed that all Government offices and all Revenue and Magisterial Courts in Meghalaya shall be closed on the 28th and 31st December, 2018 as compensatory holidays. However, in compensation all such Offices and Courts will remain opened on the 23rd and 30th (Saturdays) of March, 2019.
SHILLONG, Dec 14: Meghalaya’s Home Minister, James K Sangma has stated that the state’s police department may not have the necessary manpower to illegal check coal mining if such activities are going on in the state.
In this regard, James said that it is only when there is specific information about such illegal activities that the police can go and inspect.
“To go into each and every area we would not have that kind of manpower as police also have to look into law and order and other duties,” he said while defending the government which had denied that illegal mining of coal is going on in the state.
SHILLONG, Dec 14: The Meghalaya High Court has directed the Ministry of Civil Aviation to file a detailed status report with regards to operation of flights from Umroi airport within four weeks.
The division bench comprising of Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice SR Sen in its order passed on Friday has directed the ASG to file a detailed status report with suggestion(s) for future course of action regarding operation of flights from Umroi airport to metros.