Shillong, March 31: The World Water Day was observed just a few days ago. The day marks the sustainable and balanced use of water so as to make water available to all. But a stark contrast presents a different picture of water scarcity. Shillong has always had the privilege of being a place with an ample rainfall, serene location and a good climate. But these aspects of the City which gives it an outwardly charm fails to magnify its inner drawbacks in terms of civic amenities.
TURA, March 27: According to Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, the electricity and water woes of the Garo Hills region would continue.
He said this during the felicitation programme for him and his cabinet colleagues organized by the ruling Congress party in Tura on Monday.
TURA, March 26: Tura, which has been a tolerant place for women who feel safe to take a walk even late at night, was rocked by a case of domestic violence and ostracism that came to light when Preeti Sangma (name changed) filed a case against her husband for violence, loss of dignity and ostracism by her in-laws.
The case came to light when Preeti, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, said she has been tortured by her Garo husband over the last four years and when she complained this to the local police station, the lady police officers allegedly humiliated her in front of others.
Shillong, March 26: Following the arrest of the CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing on Tuesday morning, who was later released on regular bail, various NGOs of the state have asked the state government to provide them with the CCTV footage of Secretariat, on the basis of which the social activist was arrested.
Guwahati, March 27: Trusted lieutenant of ULFA’s Commander-in-Chief Paresh Baruah – Bijoy Chinese continues to endorse Baruah’s ideals and principles. Chinese said he has come over ground to hold negotiations but refused to elaborately explain his plans and strategies.
SHILLONG, March 26: Civil Society for Women Organization (CSWO) President Agnes Kharshiing was on Tuesday morning arrested from her house at Laitumkhrah.
She was arrested at about 6 am following a police complaint filed by the Meghalaya Secretariat Administrative Department (SAD) Deputy Secretary E Lyngdoh with the Sardar police station against Kharshiing for forcibly entering the main secretariat along with two other women without proper authorization. The complaint was filed on March 20 last under section 353, 447 and 180 of Indian Panel Code.
SHILLONG, March 26: The All Meghalaya Primary School Teachers Association (AMPSTA) on Tuesday suspended their stir after the release of grant - in - aid for payment of salaries for the non-government and lower primary school teachers.
State government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 24.10 crore in order to clear the pending salaries of over 3000 primary schoolteachers in the state following stiff opposition from several quarters on the delay.