SHILLONG, June 25: The areas of Fire Brigade, Jiengkieng, Lower Motinagar, parts of Nongrim Hills and their adjacent areas in the city are facing an unusual power outage for the last couple of days. People from these areas complained that there was no power from early morning till 4pm on Friday whereas on Saturday similar “blackouts” ruled the roost.
The offices, establishments and residents in these areas were largely affected by this illegitimate power cut as furious public said that if this is the condition of the city what may be going on elsewhere in the state. There are opinions that the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd (MeECL) should be privatized completely and this frequent breakdowns are indicating that it is not in safe hands.
TURA, June 25: Almost two months after their transformer went kaput; electricity was restored in Rari village, North Garo Hills (NGH) District two days ago. While the restoration has come as a welcome relief, the fate of other villages in almost all districts of the region is another story altogether.
The village had been without electricity despite paying about 30 percent of the outstanding on their total bill (made mandatory by MeECL for defaulting villages) for over two months and numerous complaints. The United Democratic Party (UDP) members finally paid a visit to the village after complaints. After witnessing first-hand the problems being faced by the villagers, UDP members hit out at the MeECL as well as the local MLA, Brigady Marak over inaction of returning electricity to the village.
Sabarimala (Kerala), June 25 (IANS): Five people were arrested on charges of damaging a new gold-coated flag post consecrated only on Sunday afternoon at the famed Sabarimala temple here in Kerala.
CCTV cameras identified the culprits, who were caught by the temple guards. After preliminary interrogation, five people from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh were taken into custody.
The new flag post was donated by a business group from Andhra Pradesh. It reportedly cost Rs 3.5 crore.
TURA, June 25: Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Zenith Sangma and Minister of Sericulture and Weaving Clement Marak jointly distributed yarns and looms to the weavers of Garobadha and Selsella areas at a function organized by the department of Sericulture & Weaving near Garobadha on Saturday afternoon.
The scheme for distribution of yarns and looms under Income Generation Programme for weavers was sanctioned in 2015-2016 in order to revive the age-old tradition of weaving by women-folk in the State. During the programme, yarns were distributed to weavers at one kg each while handloom sets were given to 10 registered groups of weavers from the area.
SHILLONG, June 25: Meghalaya SSA Schools Association (MSSASA), on Sunday alleged the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), of committing yet another mistake with the of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) Result and stated that the mistakes committed by NIOS one after the other reflects its failure to run the training programme (D.El.Ed) in the state.