SHILLONG, March 24: The State Assembly has passed the Meghalaya Legislators Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which seeks to hike the salaries of, speaker, ministers, parliamentary secretaries, leader of opposition and MLAs.
The Act shall come into force from January 1, this year.
SHILLONG, March 24: The State Assembly has passed the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to ensure the provision is also applicable to parties of the marriage not covered by their personal laws.
“These amendments are necessary so as to give more clarity to the application of the principal Act to such parties to marriage not covered by the personal laws,” Minister in-charge Stamp and Registration Martin M Danggo said on Friday.
SHILLONG, March 24: Minister in-charge Excise Zenith Sangma has maintained that the closure of retail wine stores throughout the state has caused marginal loss of revenue.
Replying in the Assembly here, Sangma said during the current year, 2016-17 up to January 2017 the revenue collection was Rs 127 crore against Rs 132 crore collected during the last financial year up to January, last year.
“There is a decrease of Rs 5.29 crore,” he said.
SHILLONG, March 24: People in the vicinity were evacuated after an oil tanker carrying around 18,000 litres of fuel caught fire at the Nongrim Hills petrol pump here on Friday.
SHILLONG, March 24: The state government is all set to come up with a mechanism to regulate hotels and guest houses across the state in order to check and prevent illegal activities including sex trade.
Replying in the Assembly here on Friday, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh said that the proposal of the police department to enact a “regulatory mechanism” for granting licenses to hotels, motels, guest houses, resorts is under active consideration of the government.
SHILLONG, March 24: The localities under Nongthymmai Constituency are reeling in acute water crisis. Residents of Rynjah are complaining that they aren’t receiving any water supply since January. The residents of Lumiawblot, Dum Dum, Nongthymmai aren’t dwelling under this scarcity for a whooping two to three years now.
SHILLONG, March 23 (IANS): Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday.
“The allotment of National Games to be held in Meghalaya has been announced by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at its annual general meeting held on December 27, 2016,” he said during the Question Hour.
He said the government would soon sign a contract with the IOA and Meghalaya State Olympics Association to host the prestigious games.