SHILLONG, Jan 09: On the backdrop of recent direction from the Centre, Right to Information (RTI) activists in the state on Thursday demanded the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) led Congress government to come up with a more “independent and effective” Lokayukta Act, to tackle and eradicate corruption from the system.
“We demand the state government that it brings in necessary amendments for the state to have a strong and effective Lokayukta Act to check corruption,” Meghalaya Right To Information Movement (MRTIM) convener Michael Syiem told reporters here.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (IANS): The new Delhi government's proposal to reserve 90 percent seats in Delhi University (DU) colleges for locals has undoubtedly cheered city students, but has not found favour with others from across India, including students from the northeast who flock to Delhi for quality education.
"The proposed reservation does not keep up with the spirit of the university. Since it is a central university, we should be welcoming students not only from India, but also from other countries," I.S. Bakshi, principal, Dyal Singh College, said.
"I believe that (Manish) Sisodia (Delhi education minister) has good intentions, as this proposal will allow students to stay in their city and study, but I don't feel reservation is the answer," he added.
Tura, Jan 08: In an effort to boost the morale of the trading community in Tura, Meghalaya Police under the leadership of West Garo Hills SP Mukesh Singh held an interactive meeting at Police Parade ground on Wednesday. Senior cop, branded as ‘Dabang’ Bitcheng Marak led the public disclosure to understand the ground realities and problems of the business community.
SHILLONG, Jan 08: Matrilineal Meghalaya shined in the year that just gone by. 2013 was an eventful year for the womenfolk’s right from politicians, mountaineers, authors to legal luminaries. Though the state have of late find itself among the worst performers in terms of growth in rural population, dismal infant mortality rate and child rights index, the success stories of these women have brought laurel to the state last year.
SHILLONG, Jan 08: In an attempt to include the amendments to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) proposed by the A’chik National Volunteer Council, the cabinet on Wednesday approved a six month extension of the GHADC.
The Cabinet also cleared a 15 day extension of the terms of the other two Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) – the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
SHILLONG, Jan 08: The state Congress feels that the Congress led MUA II coalition government’s refusal to introduce the Inner Liner Permit (ILP) in the state will not have a negative impact on the party during the upcoming Lok Sabha and the district councils elections in Meghalaya.
Shillong, Jan 08: Reacting to Tuesday’s firing on two police personnel in Tura, West Garo Hills, ANVC(B) has claimed that its cadres were defensive not offensive.
“This is not the first time police tried to enter our camp. There was no provocation on the Police from our side. We had to be cautious and take precautions as the leaders were in the camp.