GUWAHATI, April 22: In a happy news for Earth Day 2013, a rhino, hand-reared by people and rehabilitated in Manas National Park as part of the species reintroduction programme, has given birth in the wild, for the first time in the country.
The new mother, Ganga, was rescued as a three-month-old calf during the annual floods in Kaziranga National Park in July 2004, by the Assam Forest Department. She was hand-raised by veterinarians and animal keepers at the IFAW-WTI run Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) near Kaziranga.
A building for Safai Karamcharis constructed by NBCC under JNNURM, allotted to the Sweepers of Tura Municipal Board on January 2012. However the technical failure in constructing the septic tank left with overflowing of night soil on the drains is causing unbearable stench as complained by the neighbours. This has often led to assault on the sweepers by the angry neighbours.
SHILLONG, April 21: Several top officials of Dalmia Cement, including its Managing Director Puneet Dalmia, have been named as co-accused in the Jagan Mohan Reddy disproportionate assets case of Andhra Pradesh.
In the fresh charge-sheet filed, Central Bureau of Investigation has named Dalmia Cement, its MD Puneet Dalmia and three key executives of company Sanjay.S, Neel Kamal Beri, Jaideep Basu as co-accused. In the charge-sheet, the CBI has mentioned about several sections including section 120 B relating to conspiracy and other provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
SHILLONG, April 20: With Lok Sabha 2014 elections almost a year away the hunt for tickets for the Shillong Parliamentary seat is heating up with speculations of possible replacement of the sitting member.
The Congress camp however shot down all speculations stating that the sitting member might seek second term as the Indian National Congress (INC) nominee.
SHILLONG, April 21: Since the electioneering process for the 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly began, there has hardly been any operation against the notorious Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA). The only exception was on April 13, wherein two GNLA militants were shot dead in East Garo Hills.
But the band of GNLA cadres was led by self – styled area commander of Williamnagar, Jimmy, who seems to be struggling in keeping his relations intact with the outfit. He has drawn the ire of GNLA top brass after using its name and gun – power to settle personal grudges.
SHILLONG, April 21: Rape cases against minors are on the rise in the state of Meghalaya and this has raised concern from all quarters calling for an end to this ‘rape-culture’.
In the past seven years, a total of 269 rape cases against minors have been registered as per the statistic provided by the Meghalaya State Crime Record Bureau. Only in 2012, 78 cases have been registered while 57 in 2011, 41 – 2010, 17 – 2009, 35 – 2008, 24 – 2007 and 17 – 2006.
SHILLONG, April 20: A large crowd witnessed breath taking displays by the army motor cycle team during the Golden jubilee celebrations of HQ 101 area at Polo ground Shillong, here on Saturday.
The world record holding Motor Cycle Display Team of the Corps of Military Police popularly known as the “SHWET ASHW” performed as the main event of the day.