SHILLONG, April 29: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Monday said that it has come up with a programme aiming at improving the connectivity and reach out to remote rural areas in the North East Region (NER).
According to the Chief General Manager Telecom (CGMT), NE-1 Circle, DP Singh, the work for establishing more than 1300 Common Service Centres (CSCs) will be soon established in the region, as the work is progressing on a speedy pace.
SHILLONG, April 29: With Mother Nature showing her violent side, most drains in the city have been clogged with waste material being pushed due to the rain water while for few localities in the pine city the water clogging has made life very difficult.
Sharing their views with Meghalaya Times, some of the residents from Bishnupur, Raid Laban and Polo area said that the recent weather has exposed the inefficiency of the concern department regarding the proper planning of the city roads.
SHILLONG, April 28: Bad and harsh weather in the western range of the state has slowed down the pace of security forces in conducting operations to trace out the militant outfits operating in the Garo Hills region.
Security forces deployed in Garo Hills are finding great difficulty to track the movements of the rebel outfits operating in the Garo Hills region.
TURA, April 27: The demand for a separate Garo State is gathering momentum in the town of Resubelpara as the Garo Hills State Movement Committee organized a public rally to gather support for the movement.
The rally saw the presence of people from all regions of Garo Hills with the attraction being the presence of the Garo National Council (GNC) MLA from Chokpot, Clifford R Marak. Incidentally the GNC is the oldest regional party in the state started in the year 1946.
Shillong, April 28: With the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MPDCL) resorting to untimely load – shedding, questions are being raised on the reason behind and why the newly commissioned power plants not helping to mend the power woes.
Sources have informed that the untimely load – shedding, which is at the brink of arrival of monsoon in Meghalaya, is due to the outstanding amount of Rs 244.48 crore to NEEPCO.
AIZAWL, April 28: Over 500 pigs have died in Mizoram due to swine fever in the last two months.
According to report from Animal Husbandary and Veterinary department officials, the number of pigs died due to the endemic "Classical Swine Fever" has crossed 500 mark since the month of March.
Officials said, the endemic swine fever caused the death of as many as 465 pigs in Aizawl district alone, while another 11,163 pigs are reported to have been infected with the disease. More than 200 piglets of the New Land Use Policy (NLUP) beneficiaries also had died due to the disease.
SHILLONG, April 27: Fifteen village Dorbars under the Mawsynram constituency have decided to form a peace committee to defuse the tension that arose from the burning of the house of a businessman Tremelin Nongseij by the mob whom they suspected of practicing witchcraft.
The decision was taken at a peace meeting held at Mawrynkang village, about 50 kms from Shillong on Saturday.
The decision of the formation of the peace committee was the result of the initiative taken by these 15 Dorbar Shnongs who wanted to resolve tension between the family of Tremelin Nongseij and the people of Mawrynkang village after the incident took place on Monday last.