SHILLONG, Oct 01: It seems that the controversial Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University is out of the woods, as of now, but intriguingly this controversial University has one thing in common with another private University, Techno Global University, at least on paper.
A cursory glance at the website of the two Universities would unmistakably get one fixated on the section “About India-Meghalaya” (http://www.cmjuniversity.edu.in/about-india-meghalaya.php and http://technoglobaluniversity.org/About_meghalay_page.aspx).
Ranchi/Patna, Sept 30 (IANS): Bringing to end one of India's longest-running corruption cases, a court in the Jharkhand capital Monday convicted RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 44 others for illegal withdrawal of millions of rupees from the then undivided Bihar's animal husbandry department in the early 1990s, in what is popularly known as the fodder scam.
The BJP Monday hailed the verdict as justice for Bihar's people, while Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal admitted the party's future was at stake.
New Delhi, Sept 30 (IANS): Petrol will cost Rs.3.05 less a litre, excluding state taxes, and diesel will be expensive by 50 paise per litre from midnight Monday, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced.
The IOC said the decrease in petrol price was due to appreciation in the rupee value and reduction in international motor spirit (MS) prices.
SHILLONG, Sept 29: Rubbishing Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s allegation that the opposition parties were adding fuel to the fire on ILP issue, the UDP instead advised the former to concentrate on constructing bridge and not wall to end the present impasse with the agitating NGOs even as it termed the allegations as ‘nonsense’ and ‘childish.’
Recently Dr Sangma had accused the Opposition parties of adding fuel to the fire. He had said, “I have reasons to believe that they are adding fuel to the fire, and I have reasons to believe that they must be in close contact with these agitating pressure groups.”
SHILLONG, Sept 30: The Meghalaya Government has agreed to implement the high court’s order issued to the state education department relating to the implementation of the various demands of the lower primary school teachers with effect from December this year.
An agreement was signed by the Deputy Chief Minister in Charge of Education Dr RC Laloo and the All Meghalaya Primary School Teacher’s Association (AMPSTA) leaders after a meeting held on Monday.
SHILLONG, Sept 30: The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during a recent interview to a national news channel said that the rupee is not falling but is “stable” as against a decreasing Bombay Stock Exchange and Nifty while acknowledging that it is a matter of concern to tackle inflation for the union government. Inflation in August has increased to a six-month high at 6.1 percent whereas the retail inflation is hovering at double digit figures.
SHILLONG, Sept 29: Denying the allegation that they want to topple Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, the conglomerate of ten NGOs asserted that it has no interest in power politics even as it announced three days night road blockade starting from October 1 as part of its ongoing agitation to demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
FKJGP information & publicity secretary Eldie N Lyngdoh said on Sunday that the night road blockade will be held on October 1, 3 and 4 from 8pm to 5am. The night road blockade will be held in all the eleven districts of the state.