SHILLONG, April 24: The president of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit has maintained that it is only his party that understands the way of life and aspirations of the indigenous tribal people of Meghalaya.
Addressing a public meeting of the party held at Lad Smit here on Monday, Basaiawmoit said that despite of the fact that the Congress party has been in power for 45 years in the state, it does not know about the way of life of the tribal people.
TURA, April 24: Fulfilling the long pending aspiration of the people of Raksamgre - Tikrikilla areas of the extensive West Garo Hills district, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma inaugurated the newly created Raksamgre Civil Sub-Division on Monday amidst fanfare and jubilation at an impressive function attended by over 5000 people at Raksamgre playground.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Minister congratulated the leaders and the people of the area who worked hard to ensure creation of this new civil sub-division and dedicated it to the people expressing hope that the new civil sub-division would facilitate all round development of all the people in the region.
TURA, April 23: In yet another case of sexual violence, a 15 year old minor was allegedly raped by another 15 year old juvenile near the village of Hajirhat under Phulbari Police Station in West Garo Hills (WGH).
The delayed report of rape was reported only on April 12, 2017 about 10 days after the incident even as villagers, on discovering the incident, tried to get the two married off. The marriage only fell apart after the 15 year old boy demanded an auto-rickshaw from the family of the girl he raped.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS): The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs.
Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) that was set up in 2014 and went on to achieve "Mini Ratna" status in quick time last year.
SHILLONG, April 23: With the 2018 Meghalaya State Assembly election closing in, dominance of the saffron brigade in the list of an attractive party seems to be growing in strength with man out of the most political aspirants eyeing on a saffron ticket.
The BJP playing a dominant role at the centre post 2014, when it won the general election, followed by a streak of victories in various state assemblies in the country. A similar show, what many says, is awaited here in the state when it goes to polls coming January.
SHILLONG; April 23: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Sunday termed the recent statement made by BJP poll strategist and Assam Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on the state Congress regime as an emotional outburst in the political wilderness, clamoring for attention and devoid of substance and meaning.
The BJP poll strategist had recently predicted the downfall of the congress regime in the state and blamed Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and the party for the underdevelopment of the state.
SHILLONG, April 22: A total of 41 people stand accused in the brutal murders of five people in Mrigre, West Garo Hills after a family member of the victims filed a FIR at the Women Police Station of West Garo Hills District on Saturday.
In the FIR, Ringgat T Sangma who has recently sought for a re-investigation into the case has now called for immediate action against the 41 people she has accused of being directly involved in killing her relatives after accusing them of practicing witchcraft.