SHILONG, July 16: The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) has been pulled up by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the State Assembly for its failure to implement funs to the tune of Rs 200 crore which was funded by a cement company for the socio-economic development of the areas falling within the 50 km radius of the mining site at Nongtrai-Shella in East Khasi Hills District.
The SPV Committee headed by the state’s chief secretary was constituted as per the ruling of the Supreme Court for implementing various developmental schemes in these areas.
TURA, July 16: A 14 year old minor was raped and then forced into a marriage she did not want even as no one filed a complaint against the culprit. The accused was arrested on Sunday after the matter was informed to the Superintendent of Police (SP) of West Garo Hills (WGH) district.
The incident which had happened at the village of Goner Gaon under Phulbari Police Station in WGH has now left the minor girl with child after the accused had allegedly sexually assaulted her.
TURA, July 16: In an absolute shocker, the District Horticulture Office (DHO) has refused to provide information under RTI despite an NGO applying for the same more than 4 months ago. Further the office allegedly threatened the NGO members of filing an FIR for harassment if they sought to pursue the case further.
Moscow, July 15 (IANS): France scored twice in each half as they thumped combative maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday.
A first-ever own goal in a World Cup final gave France the lead as Mario Mandzukic headed a free-kick into his own net in the 18th minute but Croatia pulled level through a strike from Ivan Perisic in the 28th minute.
Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty in the 38th minute to regain France's lead which was further increased to 3-1 by Paul Pogba in the 59th minute.
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday, while taking into note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution, told the Centre that "people are more important than industries".
A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed the Ministry of Environment and Forests after it sought time to study the impact of ban on import of pet coke used in industries as fuel which is a cause of pollution and asked whether the government had allowed the import without studying its impact on the people's health.
SHILLONG, July 16: Pending water supply projects in Meghalaya have drawn the attention of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the State Assembly which has decided to conduct inspections of these projects, especially those in the rural areas of the state.
Having held a meeting with the officials of the Public Health Engineering department here on Monday, PAC chairman Charles Pyngrope said that the committee has reviewed the functioning of the department and the implementation of the various schemes.
SHILLONG, Jul 15: Has Meghalaya Police failed in tackling the aftermath of the March 31 incident at Punjabi Lane area of the city due to its ineptness with technology? Well, there are certain question marks being raised in this regard.
There are opinions that the whole crux of the matter lies in the inability to tap and ask those who knows about it, in short, the unawareness part of it.