SHILLONG, Aug 12: Meghalaya Minister in charge of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, HDR Lyngdoh has urged the farmers of the state to take up large scale farming as a means of better livelihood.
Making this appeal at a one day awareness programme on Livestock and Poultry Farming and Meghalaya State Livestock Mission at Sohiong on Saturday, Lyngdoh said, “The ready availability of market for livestock products as the State depends largely on other States for supply of raw meat and poultry products.”
SHILLONG, Aug 12: State Home Minister, HDR Lyngdoh has called for active partnership between the people and police so as to bring an end to crime and to bring about peace and harmony in the state.
Speaking during an event to mark the inauguration of the Nonghyllam Police Station on Saturday, Lyngdoh said that such a partnership is the only way to progress and development even as he urged the people to immediately report any suspicious activities to the police.
ITANAGAR, Aug 12 (IANS): The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has approved the establishment of Department of Indigenous Faith & Cultural Affairs (DIFCA) to look after preservation, protection and promotion of the rich indigenous cultural heritage of the state.
SHILLONG, Aug 11: As one part of the comprehensive mechanism against influx into Meghalaya, the state government has approved the draft of the Meghalaya Resident, Safety and Security Rules, 2017 here on Friday.
The draft Rules will be notified on August 14, ahead of the Independence Day celebration, for the implementation of the Meghalaya Resident, Safety and Security Act, 2016 passed by the Assembly last year, as part of the proposed anti-influx comprehensive mechanisms.
IMPHAL, Aug 12 (IANS): A bomb blast early on Saturday at the no man’s land in Moreh shattered the fragile peace of the border town ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. No casualty was reported.
Hijam Chaoba, Station House Officer of Moreh police station, told IANS the blast was triggered by suspected trans-border militants at 5,20 a.m. The explosion scooped out a big crater at the blast site.
GUWAHATI, Aug 11 (IANS): A third wave of floods hit Assam on Friday, inundating over 700 villages in 15 districts and affecting over three lakh people.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kikrajhar, Dhubri, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivsagar, Charaideo, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts were affected.
NEW DELHI, Aug 11 (IANS): Newly sworn in Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu told the opposition on Friday that he will ensure as the Rajya Sabha Chairman that they have a say when legislations are debated but the government will finally have its way as it has the mandate.
“If the ruling party has power, opposition must at least have its say. But at the end of the day, democracy says that opposition must have its say and the government must have its way because it is as per the mandate of the people,” Naidu said in his first speech as the Rajya Sabha Chairman.