SHILLONG, April 01: NGOs in state on Monday asked the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against those officials involved in cheating the government to acquire land for the proposed setting up of the New Shillong Township through alleged incomplete, forged and manipulated documents.
In a letter to the DC here, the three NGOs – CSWO, KSU and FKJGP said, “We demand that an FIR should immediately be filed against those involved in making the government pay for land acquisition through incomplete and manipulated land documents.”
Shillong, March 31: While the Shillong city battles chaotic traffic and urbanization leading to congestion, there seem to be no immediate plans in the government think tank to de-congest the hill city and its roads.
And the worse is only feared as more attention is being given to Shillong, especially areas like Keating Road, Police Bazaar, Laitumkhrah and others, which are already reeling under heavy congestion.
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.
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 31: The CSWO has expresses its disapproval to the practice by the Banks and the various offices of the Government whereby many of the Government Servant especially women are made to work exhaustingly till late at midnight towards the end of the closing of financial year, march end.
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.