SHILLONG, Aug 13: The State government’s Public Works Department (PWD) has been given four weeks to file a report on the latest status of the condition of the National Highway-40 Shillong to Dawki road.
In an order issued here on Monday, the division bench of the Meghalaya High Court comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice SR Sen said, “We adjourn the matter for four weeks so as to enable the Engineering Wing to make every effort to complete the work in parts whenever they will find suitable weather conditions and file latest status on the next date.”
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS): Former Lok Sabha Speaker and eminent barrister Somnath Chatterjee died here on Monday at a private clinic following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old-age-related illness, nursing home sources said.
He was 89, and leaves behind his wife, a daughter and a son.
"He died at 8.15 a.m.," Bellevue Clinic CEO Pradip Tondon said.
SHILLONG, Aug 13: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Meghalaya has sought the intervention of the Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda while appealing to him held address a shortage of staff nurses at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Helath and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).
Tura, Aug 12: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Meghalaya High Court against the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) on the alleged misuse of Rs 100.71 crores of funds provided under Special Plan Assistance (SPA) by the ministry of tribal affairs (MTA).
Under SPA, the GHADC had been sanctioned a total of Rs 100.71 crores out of which Rs 69,21,44,816 was released as first tranche for the implementation of 1167 projects under GHADC in 29 constituencies. The release had been for the year 2015-2016.
SHILLONG, Aug 12: The clamour for transfer of defence lands to the state government has taken a new turn with some section of the citizens from the city choosing to differ with the whole idea.
According to the opinions of these townspeople, the Army authorities should not transfer even an inch of their land for the purpose of civilian use and must continue to keep them under their jurisdiction.