SHILLONG, May 06: Power starved Meghalaya can now rejoice with North Eastern Electricity Power Corporation (NEEPCO) deciding to restore power supply to the state from May 8 even as the Meghalaya government has sanctioned Rs 30 crore to the MeECL to pay off part of its debt to the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU).
NEEPCO had regulated power to Meghalaya since last year as the MeECL had failed to pay its pending dues amounting to Rs 379 crore. The power regulation by NEEPCO to the state hit the consumers hard as for the last two months the MeECL had to resort to frequent shutdown.
SHILLONG, May 06: Seeking people’s participation to conserve energy, Meghalaya government has urged the general public to undertake power saving measures to help the state tide over the present power crisis, as well as to effectively tackle such crisis in near future.
In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Meghalaya’s Inspectorate of Electricity has advised public to shift to LED bulbs and CFLs and use only the electrical appliances that have been starred labeled by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, New Delhi.
SHILLONG, May 06: While appealing to the public and the government employees not to pay heed to the bandh call given by the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), the Meghalaya government Tuesday condemned the threat issued by the organization and assured its commitment to ensure the safety of its citizens at all cost.
SHILLONG, May 06: Shillong is known as one of India’s prime wetland as well as that of the entire world. But it’s a bizarre irony that people here have to go fetching and carry water from afar. The reason behind this is simply lack of interest in water harvesting, infrastructure, deforestation, forest fires, preserving and maintaining water bodies, et al.
During summer season every year, many localities and blocks in this Scotland of the East face acute water scarcity.
Areas like Motinagar, Jingkieng and Risa Colony are dependent on natural spring water and forest water rather than the PHE water supply. Absence of precipitation has affected these areas and resulted in scarcity of water.
Outfit slams NGOs for ignoring Garo dominated areas
Shillong, May 06: Asking the Khasi Hills based NGOs not to be apprehensive of its camps in West Khasi Hills, ANVC(B) Tuesday clarified that the proposed camps are in the Garo dominated areas as half of its cadres come from this part of the State.
“ANVC(B) asked for the designated camps in Khasi Hills as half of its cadres come from this part of the State. ANVC(B) is coming forward to join the mainstream through peaceful process which we believe is no threat to other communities. Khasi NGOs should not be apprehensive about the official process which aims to bring peace and development. The proposed camps are in the Garo dominated areas which are lacking in development, facilities, road, communication et al,” the Breakaways faction’s Publicity Secretary, Doang Shira, clarified in a press communiqué issued on Tuesday.
Tura, May 06: In another case of lynching of criminals by a frenzied mob, two known offenders were lynched by a mob in the border of Assam Meghalaya, while another was grievously injured. The incident took place in a village called Patakata, under the South Salmara thana in Assam and is close to the border of Meghalaya near Rajabala at about 12 pm on Monday.
According to police sources from South Salmara, the three were known criminals who were involved in a lot of criminal cases of kidnapping and murder in the border region and multiple cases had been lodged against them in the Phulbari Police Station. One of the killed men, Abul Kalam Azad, had also been in the news earlier as he had made an escape from police custody from the Phulbari CHC, in the middle of last year. He was then caught in the kidnapping and murder of a local businessman from Bhaitbari in the West Garo Hills plain belt.
SHILLONG, May 05: For St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, it is that magic moment that rarely comes to an educational institution no matter how prestigious or renowned it might be.
It is called the “perfect ten” made famous by Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci who became the first woman in Olympic game history to score a perfect 10.
The rarest of the rare moment came to St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School on Monday at 10 am when it scored all the ten positions in the Science stream and secured eight positions in commerce stream of the HSSLC examination 2014 results declared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE).