SHILLONG, July 09: Amidst stiff oppositions from several quarters, Meghalaya government is determined to make the New Shillong Township (NST) project a dream come true even as it stated that the survey for the proposed additional acquiring of land is going on full swing and is expected to be completed within 3 months.
Recently, the traditional heads from Nongkrem Raid besides NGOs have been demanding the state government to halt its decision to acquire additional 2000 acres of land for the development of the NST.
TURA, July 09: The economic blockade called by the All Assam Muslim Students’ Union (AAMSU) against Garo Hills has not gone down well with the NGOs of the region.
The NGOs have come out defiantly against the diktat of AAMSU, who in connivance with the Minorities Labour Union have called for an economic blockade against the Garo Hills region. The NGOs have stated that they were infact happy with the blockade as it would once and for all remove the myth that the Garo Hills region is dependent on the lower parts of Assam for its survival. They believe that the current fiasco would ensure that the region came out stronger than before without the aid of the people of Assam, who have the wrong notion that the region was likely to starve.
Shillong, July 08: The staffs of Raj Bhavan, Shillong, were caught in an embarrassment when they forgot to allot a seat to the present Leader of Opposition (LO) Dr Donkupar Roy in the seating arrangement of guests for the swearing – in ceremony of Meghalaya new Governor Dr KK Paul on Monday here.
Shillong, July 08: Air India has decided to restore its service on the Kolkata – Shillong – Kolkata sector with effect from July 10.
The flight will operate five days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with ATR aircraft.
SHILLONG, July 08: Newly appointed Meghalaya Governor Dr Krishan Kant Paul accentuated the need for peace to ensure all kinds of development and reminded that it is the duty of the government to build a conducive society by giving supreme priority to the interest of the poor.
Dr Paul was administered the Oath of Office of the Meghalaya Governor by the Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice T Meena Kumari at the Raj Bhavan on Monday here.
SHILLONG, July 08: The newly appointed Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman said that he has some perspective on how to resolve the militancy problems in the five districts of Garo hills even as he stressed that in tackling the militancy problem a strong political will is needed.
Taking over the mantle of the Meghalaya DGP from the outgoing acting DGP Prem Singh on Monday, Hanaman told reporters after assuming the police chief office, “There should be political initiative that has to go along with what the police do. After all it’s our people who you are trying to get them back to mainstream.”
BODH GAYA (BIHAR), July 07 (IANS): Nine near-coordinated explosions shook the serenity of the world-renowned Mahabodhi temple complex in Bihar's Bodh Gaya early Sunday, injuring two monks but not causing much damage. The government termed it a terror attack as an NIA team began its probe.
President Pranab Mukherjee described the serial blasts as a "senseless act of violence" while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said "such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated".