SHILLONG, July 08: Newly appointed Meghalaya Governor Dr Krishan Kant Paul accentuated the need for peace to ensure all kinds of development and reminded that it is the duty of the government to build a conducive society by giving supreme priority to the interest of the poor.
Dr Paul was administered the Oath of Office of the Meghalaya Governor by the Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice T Meena Kumari at the Raj Bhavan on Monday here.
Shillong, July 08: The staffs of Raj Bhavan, Shillong, were caught in an embarrassment when they forgot to allot a seat to the present Leader of Opposition (LO) Dr Donkupar Roy in the seating arrangement of guests for the swearing – in ceremony of Meghalaya new Governor Dr KK Paul on Monday here.
Shillong, July 08: Air India has decided to restore its service on the Kolkata – Shillong – Kolkata sector with effect from July 10.
The flight will operate five days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with ATR aircraft.
TURA, July 07: The residents of Garo Hills, who have been hit by the recent violence, have questioned the will of the Government in trying to resolve the ongoing crisis in the region. Residents of the region have been patiently waiting for things to normalize so that they are able to go back to work, but the situation has been getting out of hand since July 4. The escalation of violence, everyone in fear coupled with the economic blockade now in place, they wonder what they need to do to get the State Government to react to the situation and ensure normalcy returns.
SHILLONG, July 08: The newly appointed Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman said that he has some perspective on how to resolve the militancy problems in the five districts of Garo hills even as he stressed that in tackling the militancy problem a strong political will is needed.
Taking over the mantle of the Meghalaya DGP from the outgoing acting DGP Prem Singh on Monday, Hanaman told reporters after assuming the police chief office, “There should be political initiative that has to go along with what the police do. After all it’s our people who you are trying to get them back to mainstream.”
BODH GAYA (BIHAR), July 07 (IANS): Nine near-coordinated explosions shook the serenity of the world-renowned Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar's Bodh Gaya early Sunday, injuring two monks but not causing much damage. The government termed it a terror attack as an NIA team began its probe.
President Pranab Mukherjee described the serial blasts as a "senseless act of violence" while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said "such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated".
SHILLONG, July 07: Inter - faith prayer for peace and communal harmony, which saw convergence of religious heads and followers of all faiths, was held on Sunday at Tura Parade Ground.
An atmosphere of fear and apprehension has been prevailing in Garo Hills in general and Tura and the plain belt areas in particular in the aftermath of the unfortunate turn of events on June 21 mob carnage.