SHILLONG, June 28: The Nongkrem MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla has accused the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma of forcefully trying to impose Administrator’s Rule in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) because of his enmity with the present Chief Executive Member (CEM), Pynshngain N Syiem.
SHILLONG, June 28: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Congress led state government of conniving with the cement companies based here and hiking the price of cement before the 2018 state elections.
The party has also served a 30 - day deadline to the state government and the cement companies to roll back and regulate the price of cement failing which they will take stern action including seeking the intervention of the Court.
“We suspect this is a very strong nexus between the government and the factories, because all this is not possible without political backup,” BJP state general secretary Bashailang Khongwir said here on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI, June 28 (IANS): Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said his ministry will issue an advisory to the Delhi Golf Club after its staff asked a Meghalaya woman to leave the club for wearing Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women.
“The land to Delhi Golf Club was given by the union government, so we will be issuing them an advisory after getting a report of the incident,” Naidu said.
TURA, June 28: A former MDC of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, Cary Marak is suspected to have been kidnapped by a group of yet to be identified miscreants while he was returning from the state capital, Shillong on Tuesday evening.
NEW DELHI, June 28 (IANS): The Central government has notified rules that require all assessees to mandatorily link their Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) effective from July 1.
All tax payers who have been allotted Permanent Account Number (PAN) need to intimate their Aadhaar number to the income tax authorities for the purpose of linking both the numbers, according to the notification dated June 27.
SHILLONG, June 28: After reports of discrimination along racial lines, the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) has urged the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to take action against the Delhi Golf Club.
In a letter to the NCST chairperson Nand Kumar Sai, GCCM chairman John F Kharshiing said, “We urge your intervention to investigate, inquiry, bring to justice and report to President of India, who as per Article 388 A, Section 5,6, &7, shall cause the reports to be placed before both houses of Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) this grave injustice against our tribal Khasi woman by the Delhi Golf Club on June 25.”
TURA, June 28: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has sought the intervention of the state Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) after the PWD (Roads) of South West Garo Hills (SWGH) failed to provide information to the NGO even 56 days after the NGO filed an RTI for information from the department.