SHILLONG, July 29: If the traffic jam has become a major issue in Shillong, finding a space to park a vehicle has become another problem in the State capital with few parking bays available in the city together with no parking signs hoisted at major avenues.
Acknowledging the problem, Urban Affairs Minister Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh said, “We are aware that parking is a major issue. We are trying to create more parking spaces. The parking bay overlooking Ward’s Lake is being tried to be converted into a multi-storied parking space.”
GUWAHATI, July 28: After Assam’s Lakhimpur and Karbi Anglong suspected ULFA militants on Sunday evening hurled grenade at busy Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati, injuring 15 persons including two police personnel.
The blast took place at around 7:55 PM near the Paltan Bazaar police station, which is next to the railway station. The grenade was hurled when police personnel were checking vehicles at GS Road.
SHILLONG, July 28: If John Denver sang “country roads take me home” and tried to reach the place he belonged in Shillong, chances are he would have to sing the song many times over frustratingly waiting in the notorious traffic jam of this capital city.
The British-era streets, which cut through the heart of the city, were built as dirt-tracks to ply a handful of vehicles of the elite of those times and are now struggling to accommodate about 1.6 lakh vehicles and the number is only increasing every day.
SHILLONG, July 27: The Chancellor of the CMJ University Chancellor Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) on Saturday questioned the timing of the raid and seizure made by the Meghalaya police after three months of sealing the University, even as he termed it as a “desperate ploy”.
Shillong, July 28: The clamping of vehicles by Shillong Traffic Police (STP) may have helped in curbing random parking in the city, but the department’s determination on making vehicle owners spill out Rs 500 seems to have taken priority over regulating traffic.
On any given day one can see vehicle owners quarrelling with traffic personal over his vehicle being clamped unnecessarily. The situation is more like a dread than a cordial one.
SHILLONG, July 27: Meghalaya is rooted in a rich organic farming tradition and the central Government wants this tradition to be nurtured further so that Meghalaya can be branded as a “100 percent organic farming State.”
Under Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry, JS Deepak, said there is immense trade potential for farm products cultivated organically. “Make Meghalaya into a State producing 100 percent organic farm product,” Deepak added.
SHILLONG, July 27: The CMJ University Saturday informed that the show cause notice issued by the Meghalaya Government on June 20 last did not set any deadline to the University for reply!
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, legal adviser of the university SP Sharma clarified, “The show cause was for non-establishment of an endowment fund under section 41 of the CMJ University Act, 2009”.
Earlier on Friday, Deputy Chief Minister Dr RC Laloo had informed that a show-cause-notice to the university was issued by education department asking why the university should not be dissolved. He also said that time was still there for the university to reply to the show cause.