SHILLONG, Jan 15: Despite the National Green Tribunal, (NGT) ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, reports have emerged of coal still being dug up in clear violation of the NGT ban especially in coal rich areas in East Jaintia Hills.
“ In most areas in the East Jaintia Hills District, there is rampant mining especially in areas falling under Elaka Nongkhlieh and Elaka Sutnga,” claimed Civil Society Women Organization,(CSWO).
Tura, Jan 15 : As part of the Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) to maximize enrolment and enhance participation in the electoral process, a voter awareness programme was held alongside the Lecture and demonstration on classical music by World’s leading Jazz Saxophonist , George Brooks from USA at Tura District Auditorium.
The programme was organized by the Centre of Excellence in Indian and Western Music along with the department of Art and Culture.
SHILLONG, Jan 15: The Apex Court has asked the counsel for the Dollois to file reply to the claim s made by JHADC on collection of customary tolls by the Dolloi of Jaintia Hills.
The JHADC had filed an interlucotory application no 4 and 5 of 2016 to implead itself as a party to the case (in main case of wp (c) no 393 of 2016. also for direction from supreme court to Dolloi not to collect customary dues.
Tura, Jan 15: On expected lines, extortion activities, which had been on the wane since the announcement of demonetization, resumed once again in the Garo Hills region – albeit with these activities being confined mainly to the coal belt areas of Garo Hills for now.
Interestingly a visit to these areas revealed that while the militant outfits of the area had been hit hard due to their earlier money becoming useless, a significant part of it may have still crept into the banking system through the use of money mules.
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, Jan 15: The United Naga Council (UNC) has said that no Naga should take part in the January 20 meeting between the ‘valley based’ civil society organisations and Centre’s interlocutor for Naga peace talk RN Ravi in New Delhi.
Ravi had reportedly sent invitations to ‘valley based’ civil society organisations on January 3 requesting the organisations to participate in the consultation meeting on the prevailing situation of Manipur to be held on Jan 20.
“In case of any Naga taking part in that meeting, and in the event of any opinion expressed or signature appended it will be the participant’s sole opinion, and that, he or she does not represent the Naga people.