SHILLONG, Sep 22: Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas - the slogan of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government which means ‘Collective Efforts, Inclusive Growth; is just a sham while the reality is unjust treatment and oppression towards the minorities stated Meghalaya Congress legislator Ronnie V Lyngdoh on Friday.
TURA, Sep 22: Shocking cases of sexual assault against minors in Garo Hills continue unabated with another case of a 12 year old minor school girl who was first kidnapped before being raped by a 31 year old.
The incident took place on Friday morning at about 9 am when the girl was on her way to school in the village of Konchikol Apal in Rajasimla under Kharkutta Police Station in North Garo Hills (NGH) district. The suspect, identified as 31 year old Sanjib Arengh is also a resident of the same area but has been absconding since the incident.
GUWAHATI, Sep 22: Assam excise department and other investigation agencies of Assam police had seized a huge quantity of illicit liquor worth several crore of ruppes, which is flooding to the state from neighbouring states.
On Friday, the excise officials had raided Boko area in Kamrup district and seized around 200 cases of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) meant for sale in Arunachal Pradesh.
SHILLONG, Sep 22: An ardent supporter of Congress candidate from West Shillong constituency, Mahendro Rapsang has been remanded for intimidating the sitting United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator from the constituency, Paul Lyngdoh.
Michael Pakyntein had posted ‘RIP Paul Lyngdoh’ on his Facebook account, according to police on Friday.
SHILLONG, Sep 22: The Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited will now be able to raise a bond of Rs. 800 crore after the state cabinet approved a proposal by the power department for the state government to stand as bank guarantor for the Corporation.
“We have agreed to extend this support for the required bank guarantee to enable the MeECL to raise the bond which is to the tune of Rs 800 crore,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed after the cabinet meeting held here.
TURA, Sep 22: Venting their anger against the illegal appointment of the alleged Nokma of Tura, Bernard Rimpu N Marak, the Chambugong clan members took out a rally which ended at the GHADC to express their displeasure against the acts of the Nokma of Danakgre on Friday.
SHILLONG, Sep 22: The job card holders under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme will be paid compensation from now on should there be any delay in the payment of their wages.
This development has come about after the state cabinet approved a proposal towards this end on Friday.