TURA, Oct 31: Aid from various sections of people within the Garo Hills region continued for victims of the September 22 flood with the focus now moving to provide more for the education of children within the affected regions. This time, two district police teams of East and North Garo Hills have come forward to provide text and exercise books to students affected by the floods.
The FKJGP of East Garo Hills (EGH) took up the onus of collecting books from within the district to be distributed amongst school going children in the villages of North Garo Hills (NGH).
SHILLONG, Oct 31: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday flagged off and joined the Run for Peace and Harmony from Fire Brigade to Polo Ground, which was organized as part of the Rashtriya Sankalp Diwas (National Re-dedication Day) and Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) by the East Khasi Hills (EKH) district administration in collaboration with the Sports and Youth Affairs Department.
Nearly 700 people, mostly students from various schools and colleges of the city participated in the run alongside the Chief Minister, the Minister for Urban Affairs, Ampareen Lyngdoh, Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek, Parliamentary Secretary Limison Sangma, EKH Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sanjay Goyal and other district officials.
SHILLONG, Oct 30: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Adelbert Nongrum on Thursday handed over uniforms to the Hima Mylliem to distribute to at least 232 porters (dajus) who are operating in Iewduh market.
The initiative taken by the KHADC is to streamline the market and to prevent petty crimes often committed by persons pretending to be porters.
For a long time now, the porters who are working in the market do not have proper uniform and this has been a major challenge for the public who depend on their services.
TURA, Oct 30: In a further twist to the kidnapping case of the primary school teacher from his house in Damas, Maliram Rabha was released early Thursday morning. In a first of sorts for the region, the teacher was released without any money being paid to his abductors. Rabha was released at the village of Sepikol in the North Garo Hills (NGH) district.
The kidnapping of the teacher has been mired in controversy with the police of NGH insisting that the kidnapping was the handiwork of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) area commander of North, Philifort Momin.
Copy of Health Education paper available as police get into action
TURA, Oct 30: In what will surely set the cat amongst the pigeons, the question papers of two schools in the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) have been leaked prior to the exams. A copy of the exam paper for Friday’s Health Education paper is available with Meghalaya Times as information on the leak surfaced. Two schools, Bholarbitta HS and the Kalapani HS School have been circulating the exam papers since the beginning of exams on October 22.
According to information available, the question papers of the first paper, English was made available to some students through SMS from a phone number 9615790633, allegedly belonging to someone from within the schools itself. The headmaster of the Bholarbita School is one Zahiruddin Sheikh while Prakash Bose is in-charge of the Kalapani School.
SHILLONG, Oct 30: The Movement for Indigenous People’s Rights and Livelihood – Meghalaya (MIPRL) on Thursday submitted an advance representation on the current blanket ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) which will be arriving in the state on Friday.
“The representation has highlighted the economic plight of the people, the legal and constitutional position as well as the police firing at Mukhep which resulted in the deaths of late Setlang Phawa and Derister Siangshai and the injury of six other people,” the Movement vice chairman Erwin K Sutnga said.
SHILLONG, Oct 30: Vehicular traffic in Shillong has gone beyond control. The numerous ‘one way’, ‘no entry’, ‘timed entry’ provisions in place are not just enough to tame the growing traffic congestion in the city. The chaos has reached to its peak now when interior narrow lanes which are otherwise meant mainly for pedestrians and vehicles of residents are now utilized as thoroughfares. If a solution to this is not arrived at sooner rather than later, this city may well be blocked by a traffic jam that may well not have a solution.