SHILLONG, Sep 17: Blaming the Congress party for the decision made for him not to contest the 2018 state polls earlier in the year, former Chief Minister, DD Lapang said that the Congress party has forgotten that politicians do not retire.
“I did not fight the last election because I saw the mind of the AICC leaders was against elderly people with grey hairs. The AICC forgot that politicians do not retire,” Lapang, who arrived at Nongpoh from New Delhi said on Monday.
SHILLONG, Sep 17: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has been advised to stick to the “spirit” of the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) (2nd Amendment) Bill, a legislation which has resulted in a lot of controversy and debate.
A 17-member Consultative Committee had recommended that the KHADC sticks to the spirit of the Bill which seeks to strip the Schedule Tribe status from any Khasi woman who marries a non – indigenous man. The Consultative Committee was tasked to make recommendations after an in depth study of the provisions of the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) Act, 1977.
SHILLONG, Sep 17: The newly elected MLA of Ranikor constituency, Pius Marwein has approached the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), seeking No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the construction of the Wahkaji-Phlangdiloin-Ranikor road in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district.
It may be mentioned here that the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MRTH) had sanctioned a number of projects which include 68 km Nongstoin-Mawthabah road and 30km Wahkaji-Phlangdiloin-Ranikor road under SARDP-NE.
SHILLONG, Sep 17: Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister and member of the High Level Committee, Hamlet Dohling on Monday said that the committee is treading on the issue of Sweeper colony cautiously and is in no hurry.
Dohling said on Monday that the issue is sensitive and hence the committee is careful and working on the details of every little suggestion.
SHILLONG, Sep 17: It is a matter of great pride for the state as well as for Bansara Eye Care Centre (BECC) as Shillong’s very own, Dr Jennifer V Basaiawmoit, Medical Director and Chairman, BECC, was conferred with the Eye Health Hero Award 2018 at the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Council of Members (CoM) The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) meeting held at Hyderabad on September 15 And 16 2018.
The Eye Health Heroes initiative is a global initiative that recognizes and celebrates frontline staff whose work in the field of eye care and engagement within the community makes a real difference in restoring sight.
SHILLONG, Sep 17: The support and cooperation of religious leaders of all faiths and all denominations has been sought in carrying out the upcoming Measles Rubella campaign in Meghalaya even as they were briefed about the details of this campaign.
Speaking on a first-of-its-kind sensitization workshop for these religious leaders which was held here on Monday, the state’s Health Minister, AL Hek highlighted the importance of the campaign and asserted that all children from the age group of 9 months to less than 15 years have to be immunized under the Measles-Rubella Campaign.
Cuddalore, Sep 17 (IANS): Newly wedded couple K. Prabhu and P. Divya got a surprise and unexpected gift on their wedding reception in this Tamil Nadu town on Sunday.
Prabhu was surprised when his friends numbering about 20 presented him a plastic can containing four litres of petrol.