SHILLONG, Jan 16: With its KHAD (Village Administration) Bill, 2015 still pending with the Governor, V Shanmuganathan, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will soon seek a clarification on the status of this important bill.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ruling People Democratic Forum (PDF) in the KHADC held here on Monday, after the Governor and state government had allegedly kept quiet on the matter.
SHILLONG, Jan 16: As one of its attempts to boost the tourism sector in the state, the Government of Meghalaya is mooting the legalization of wine making here.
“We will study (the long-pending proposal for legalization) as the pros and cons will have to be examined before reaching a conclusion,” Minister in-charge Excise Zenith Sangma informed here on Monday.
Stating that due consultation with the law department is required, Sangma said, “Such exercise is needed because the excise department is connected with rules and laws.”
SHILLONG, Jan 16: The two-day Tysam festival started on Monday amidst pomp and gaiety wherein people from all over the Garo hills thronged to witness the grand opening at Simsang Beach, Baghmara. MLAs Samuel M Sangma, Rophul S. Marak, the Deputy Commissioner, South Garo Hills (SGH) district, SN Marak, Project Director, DRDA South Garo Hills, Baghmara, AM Sangma and other dignitaries were also present during the inaugural programme.
SHILLONG, Jan 16: The BSF troops deployed at Barsora, West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya nabbed one Bangladeshi on International Border while he was exfiltrating from India to Bangladesh.
The arrested Bangladeshi has been identified as Tajul Islam (20), of Godila village under Tahirpur police station in Sunamganj district of Bangladesh.
Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS): Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday demanded resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for his failure to end the ongoing economic blockade which has affected availability of essential commodities in the region.
Javadekar was interacting with the media at the local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office during his visit here to hold discussions for short-listing candidates for the ensuing assembly elections.