SHILLONG, April 04 (PTI): Meghalaya is all set to send a woman representative to Rajya Sabha for the first time, with the Congress high command endorsing veteran Congress leader Wansuk Syiem as party candidate for the April 18 by-election to the Upper House of Parliament.
SHILLONG, April 04: Cavers that participated in the 21th edition of the International cave Expedition under the project “Caving in the abode of the clouds” have discovered 19 new caves in Meghalaya.
During the 18 days (February 4 to 21, 2013) expedition in the Jaintia Hills District, the International team focused on the caving areas of Khahnar and Larket.
SHILLONG, April 03: The Meghalaya Medical Service Association (MMSA) is apparently preparing to file a defamation case against a mother who recently filed an FIR against the Ganesh Das Hospital alleging doctors’ negligence the reason for the death of her newly born baby girl.
Sources from the association informed that the MMSA has taken serious cognizance on the allegation leveled against the doctors’ fraternity and had convened an emergent meeting to discuss on the issue recently.
SHILLONG, April 03: Boosting the economic condition of rural population, the oldest traditional market in Jaintia Hills, which got a facelift with up to date facilities and infrastructure, was inaugurated by the West Jaintia hills district Deputy Commissioner, PS Dkhar on Wednesday at Mynso village.
SHILLONG, April 04: The Centre on Thursday said failures of state governments in the North East Region (NER) to submit their Annual Plan Implementation Programme (APIP) is a matter of concern that is affecting the smooth implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), a Government initiative aimed at tackling malnutrition and health problems in children below 6 years of age and their mothers.
On this, the Centre has directed all states in the North East region to submit their Annual Plan Implementation Programme (APIP) within stipulated time frame fixed for the effective and proper implementation of the ICDS in the region.
TURA, April 03: The trail for the Williamnagar Gang-rape case started in the Fast Track Court of Tura on Wednesday, with the eyes of India focused directly on the episode.
The case opened on Wednesday with the Public Prosecutor and the Defense Lawyers seeking justice for both the victim and the many accused.
TURA, April 03: The district of East Garo Hills has now been hit by a double murder, one on Easter Monday and another on Wednesday.
The cases also highlight the failing of the security system and the growing clout of the militants in an area where crime seems to be the catch word to fame.