SHILLONG, Aug 05: The Meghalaya Public Works Department (PWD) took over the newly-constructed Meghalaya House at Russell Street, Kolkata, from the construction agency, M/s Asian Housing and Infrastructure Pvt. Limited (AHIPL), in a ceremony held at the conference hall of the Meghalaya House at Russell Street, Kolkata on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Meghalaya GAD Minister, HDR Lyngdoh stated that the completion of the construction of the building and the handing over process, which has been a long aspiration of the people of the State, has finally been fulfilled, adding that it is a proud asset of Meghalaya in Kolkata.
Guwahati, Aug 05 (IANS): Assam is likely to witness several hundred hours of shutdown in the coming days as several organisations demanding separate states Monday called for 1,500 hours of 'bandh'.
The All Bodo Students Union's (ABSU) 48-hour Assam strike and the United Democratic Peoples Front's (UDPF) 1,500 hours of shutdown started Monday.
SHILLONG, Aug 05: The Assam Rifles (AR) jawan who did a Dharmendra act from Sholay in New Delhi, by climbing on a 200 feet high tension electric tower, was on Monday literally pulled down and an inquiry ordered to probe into his shocking act.
“An inquiry has been instituted against the jawan,” a senior Assam Rifles official said here from the headquarters of the paramilitary force.
Sumos have found a new parking place in the heart of Police Bazaar, which of course is illegal. Numerous Tourist sumos are now being parked freely at khyndai lad to get early morning passengers easily. These sumos are parked from 11 pm at night till about 7 am in the morning, after which they leave for their respective destinations loaded.
SHILLONG, Aug 05: Meghalaya police has warned that punitive action will be taken against those involved in ‘labeling’, ‘abet’ and ‘punishing’ innocent people on allegations of practicing witchcraft.
“We will continue the arrest drives against people involved in labeling, abet and punishing against innocent people for allegedly practicing witchcraft,” SP (City) Vivek Syiem told reporters at a news conference here on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 05 (PTI): The National Green Tribunal on Monday banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance amid the uproar over suspension of an IAS officer who had cracked down on sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh.
In its order, the Tribunal noted that the loss caused to the state exchequer due to illegal sand mining may run into lakhs of crores of rupees.
Resubelpara, Aug 04: North Garo Hills, one of the newest districts of Meghalaya has been facing a lot of challenges of late. For most, the demands of militants have been as bad if not worse than the spate of dacoities that have been giving the people sleepless nights. The region’s neighboring Damas including Damra and Dainadubi has been attacked countless times by dacoits of all hues and colours. The people of the region have been resorting to one measure to counter them all – village patrol through the night.