SHILLONG, April 09: Nongkynjeng village in West Khasi Hills (WKH) has become the first village in North East to have a road built using waste plastic. The road measuring one-km in length has been built with shredded waste plastic technology in convergence with MGNREGA and Megha-LAMP.
A technology developed by Rajagopalan Vasudevan, a chemistry professor from Madurai, uses finely-shredded plastic waste that is added to heated bitumen. This technology has been used extensively in parts of Tamilnadu and Karnataka. However this is the first time such technology being implemented by a district administration in North East.
TURA, April 09: Late Jonathone N Sangma’s wife, Krenilla R Marak, filed her nomination from the Williamnagar seat on an NCP ticket on Monday, beginning what is expected to be an engrossing contest between nine contestants for the assembly seat.
Polls to the Williamnagar seat were postponed following the murder of Jonathone N Sangma by suspected militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) through an IED blast that also took the lives of 4 more of his supporters. Williamnagar will now go to polls on April 27 with counting to be held on May 1.
TURA, April 08: In a major fillip to the cleanup of militancy operations in Garo Hills, the East Garo Hills (EGH) police on Sunday recovered over 30 pistols along with ammunition besides several sophisticated arms from near the village of Chachatgre across the Simsang River in the district.
The recovery of the arms and ammunition was preceded by the arrest of five persons who later provided directions of where they had stashed weapons in the hope of them being used later for criminal activities.
SHILLONG, April 08: The tiling works in the footpaths of Dhankheti and Fire Brigade areas of the city are being carried out in a halfhearted manner, according to pedestrians and residents of the city. They pointed out that at several places the tiles are coming out of the layout no sooner they were laid whereas in other places tiles have not been laid at all thus creating potholes on the footpaths.
Pedestrians said that they have to be extra cautious while encountering these created potholes, now.
Mumbai, April 09 (IANS): There are contradicting records of the numbers of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in stock, their costs, their mode of transportation and other details, as per replies received under the Right to Information Act.
Further, it has emerged that no audits have been conducted by the State Election Commissions of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh on EVMs.
Seeking to corroborate the information received from Election Commission of India (ECI), Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), Hyderabad and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), Bengaluru, Mumbai RTI activist Manoranjan S. Roy had sought information on EVMs from two major states -- Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh -- and received alarming replies.
TURA, April 08: Garo Hills woke up to a shocker on Sunday after a video of a minor girl who appears to be in an intoxicated state and molested by a group of men in a car, went viral on social media.
The incident, which seems to have occurred a few days ago, shows a girl sitting in a car while her co-passenger who is also amongst the molesters run a bottle of water on her upper body before another molester pulls downs her salwar to look into her body. The girl makes a few attempts at protecting herself though due to her being in an intoxicated condition, the efforts don’t make much headway.
SHILLONG, April 08: With the reopening of Pine Mount School (PMS), public headache have increased manifold. But this pain on the head has nothing to do with the etymological meaning of the term, headache, rather it is the inconveniences that people are encountering on the Pine Mount Ridge Road in Greater Laban. This public difficulty is being caused by both side parking of vehicles on the said road by the parents and guardians of students of PMS.