SHILLONG, March 23: Catering to some of the basic needs of children coming from the economically weaker sections of the society, Meghandini Mahila Samiti, Shillong is going out of its way to lighten the burden on their parents by providing these children free study materials.
In this regard, an event was organized on Thursday wherein such free study materials were distributed to children studying in Short Round L.P. School, Lawmali, Forest Colony, Shillong and at Anupchand Hindi L.P School.
SHILLONG, March 22: While admitting that Meghalaya is facing a problem of structural unemployment, senior Cabinet Minister, Prestone Tynsong has informed that the state government has adopted a 3 pronged strategy to address this.
“The state predominantly suffers from structural unemployment. Meghalaya has the largest pool of people of employable age, and an equally large number of students poised to enter when they finish their education and training,” Tynsong told the Assembly here on Thursday.
TURA, March 22: A 19 year old girl from Tura was threatened with rape and murder by unruly social media users leading to the girl being traumatized to the point of fearing to even venture out of her house. Judicious intervention from friends and relatives however helped the girl overcome her fear and the filing of a police complaint against the perpetrators with the WGH police on Wednesday.
IMPHAL, March 22 (IANS): Two tribal children were killed after an outbreak of measles in Manipur, said K. Rajo, Director of Health Services, on Thursday. Over 50 other children have also been affected by this disease.
Officials said that the disease had affected the children at Phoklong village in Tamenglong district of the state. The Director added that a 12-member medical team, along with medicines, has already reached the village.
SHILLONG, March 22: Seeking a lifting of the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the extraction and transportation of coal in Meghalaya, the state government is proposing to bring in an official resolution urging the Central Government to intervene in the mater.
“If need be one, more official resolution will be brought during this current session where both sides of the house will also be responsible jointly to knock the door of the Centre for lifting of coal ban in our state,” senior Cabinet Minister Prestone Tynsong told the Assembly on Thursday.
SHILLONG, March 22: The State Government is currently in the process of identifying an alternative and suitable site for developing a long term processing and disposal facilities and with this goal in mind, has constituted a new task force to look into the matter.
Informing this during the Assembly session here on Thursday, Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling said, “The government is serious and has been doing its work to find an alternative site for which a task force committee has been constituted but we are yet to get the site up till now.”
SHILLONG, March 22: Widely believed to have been killed for daring to speak up and point right from wrong, the slain RTI Activist and youth leader from Jaintia Hills, Poipynhun Majaw may have given up his life for the cause of the people and the environment but the response to the candlelight vigil organized in his memory portrayed a stark picture of reality that they maybe on their own to fend for themselves.