TURA, July 16: In an absolute shocker, the District Horticulture Office (DHO) has refused to provide information under RTI despite an NGO applying for the same more than 4 months ago. Further the office allegedly threatened the NGO members of filing an FIR for harassment if they sought to pursue the case further.
SHILLONG, July 16: Pending water supply projects in Meghalaya have drawn the attention of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the State Assembly which has decided to conduct inspections of these projects, especially those in the rural areas of the state.
Having held a meeting with the officials of the Public Health Engineering department here on Monday, PAC chairman Charles Pyngrope said that the committee has reviewed the functioning of the department and the implementation of the various schemes.
SHILLONG, Jul 15: Has Meghalaya Police failed in tackling the aftermath of the March 31 incident at Punjabi Lane area of the city due to its ineptness with technology? Well, there are certain question marks being raised in this regard.
There are opinions that the whole crux of the matter lies in the inability to tap and ask those who knows about it, in short, the unawareness part of it.
AIZAWL, JULY 15: Different types of drugs worth Rs 91 lakh were destroyed by burning by Mizoram Social Welfare minister, PC Lalthanliana at the Central Committee office of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) at Tuikhuahtlang in Aizawl on Saturday.
Moscow, July 15 (IANS): France scored twice in each half as they thumped combative maiden finalists Croatia 4-2 in a dramatic final at the Luzhniki Stadium to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years here on Sunday.
A first-ever own goal in a World Cup final gave France the lead as Mario Mandzukic headed a free-kick into his own net in the 18th minute but Croatia pulled level through a strike from Ivan Perisic in the 28th minute.
Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty in the 38th minute to regain France's lead which was further increased to 3-1 by Paul Pogba in the 59th minute.
Tura, July 15: With rains arriving in plenty, the season of swimming pools on the AMPT road that connects the entire plain belt with Assam and Tura, is finally here.
The road has been one of the worst kept secret of cases of bad road and ranks along with the Tura – Baghmara road (NH – 62) as the worst roads in the Garo Hills region.
SHILLONG, July 14: Newly elected Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has accused the PDF parliamentary party leader, James Ban Basaiawmoit of wanting to contest the recent elections for the post of CEM.
This, according to Shylla is why Basaiawmoit had filed a petition before the high court on Friday against the conduct of the said polls.