TURA, Nov 10: The poor condition of the AMPT road that connects most of the plain belt of the state came into focus once again after BJP leader Nalin Kohli attacked chief minister Mukul Sangma’s government over the poor road condition in Garo Hills.
Speaking at the annual convention of the Minority Morcha at Rajabala, the national spokesperson of the BJP and Meghalaya in-charge said that the MUA government in the state would best be remembered for taking the state backwards. The entire convention was attended by a few thousand of the party’s supporters in the area.
The entire stretch of road, including that of Selsella has been laid bare with little stretches of tarmac still on the road making travel extremely difficult.
SHILLONG, Nov 10: The opposition Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has sought the intervention of the Union health minister, J.P. Nadda over de-recognition of Post Graduate (PG) courses at the super specialty North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).
In a letter to Nadda, HSPDP chief Ardent M Basaiawmoit said, “The de-recognition of Post graduate course is a matter of serious concern for the students and their parents. We request you to kindly examine the matter and redeem the institute and restore its prestige.”
TURA, Oct 24: A resident of Tura, who visited three offices in the town, has once again raised the question of officials not coming to the office on time leading to many either waiting or going back empty handed despite travelling great distances for their work.
“We thought ‘Babudom’ in government offices would come to an end but it seems the officers and staff are least bothered by the directive sent by the state to pull up their socks. It was an absolute surprise to find that even at about 11:30 am this morning offices of the Water Resources, Urban Resources and the DI office saw no staff coming to the office to attend to people,” said Maxbirth G Momin, a social activist with AYC and resident of Tura.
TURA, Oct 24: Bernard Rimpu N Marak, under fire for claiming himself to be the Nokma of Tura town, on Tuesday accused former MDC, Cary Ch. Marak for misleading the Chmanbugong clan during a recent meeting held between clan members.
The latest salvo comes after former confidante and Nokma of Danakgre, Enilla Ch Marak, had filed a case of fraud against Rimpu in the Araimile Beat House, a few days ago, which Marak alleged was under duress.
“Cary Marak has misled the Chambugong Mahari into a contradictory situation by violating the Garo law. Mahari Association intruded into the jurisdiction of the Machong. This will lead to legal proceedings in the court of law,” alleged Rimpu in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, Oct 24: 1st Sub Committee of Parliamentary Rajbhasa Committee set up by Government of India reached Shillong on Tuesday. It’s on a two - day visit to Meghalaya in connection with inspection of BSF Headquarter and other Central Government Offices located at Shillong.
The High Level Committee comprises of Satyabrata Chaturvedi, MP (Rajya Sabha), Organizer along with Dr. Meghraj Jain, MP (Rajya Sabha), Pratibha Malik, Additional Secretary and other officials. On arrival at State Convention Centre (SCC), P K Dubey, Inspector General BSF Meghalaya briefed the committee about the present status of Rajbhasha works of Meghalaya Frontier.