AIZAWL, Sep 22 (IANS): Lawmakers, both MPs and MLAs, representing India’s 10 mountain states, have noted with concern the “rapidly changing weather patterns” as a result of climate change and the “havoc it has unleashed” in the Himalayas, the north-east and other parts of India and the world and have resolved to work collectively to face its manifold challenges for the “greater good of our people”, including farmers, lay people and local societies.
SHILLONG, Sep 21: Meghalaya police on Thursday asserted that there are no reports of expansion or regrouping of the banned militant outfit, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, (HNLC) while maintaining that the recent arrest of the cadres by the Army in Assam is a matter of concern and that a police team from Meghalaya has already been dispatched to established if there is any link between the HNLC and other militant groups of the North East.
NEW DELHI, Sep 21 (IANS): Hundreds of youth from the northeast on Thursday staged a protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here, demanding a probe by the state government into the mysterious death of a Manipuri youth whose body was allegedly cremated by Noida police without informing the family.
SHILLONG, Sep 21: Demanding a rollback of central excise duties on petrol, the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) staged a rally against BJP led NDA government at Tura on Thursday.
Shouting slogans against the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, those taking part in the rally set off from the Congress Bhavan at Tura and marched through the streets of the town.
SHILLONG, Sep 21: For the saffron brigade in Meghalaya, one man’s loss is another man’s gain as the party on Thursday maintained that defectors from other political parties joining the BJP will only strengthen it and enable it to perform well in the upcoming 2018 Assembly polls.
While national political parties like the Congress have maintained that the departure of legislators is only a ‘dirt clearing process’, the BJP is of the view that the defectors joining it will only increase its chances of winning the elections by giving it an upper hand by expanding its horizon of voters.
TURA, Sep 21: Alleging favouritism showed in the allocation of contracts for the various ADB funded schools in the region, the Achik Youth Council (AYC) today sought to understand the reason for some contractors as many as 10 school buildings out of the 51 allocated to the region.
SHILLONG, Sep 21: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC), Thombor Shiwat has tendered his resignation as the head of the council on Thursday, a day ahead of the special session of the Council which will begin on Friday.