SHILLONG, Oct 03: The Council of Traditional Chiefs and Headmen (CTCH) which has been formed by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has resolved to take on the drug menace which is emerging as a major threat to the youth here.
The decision was taken at the first meeting of the CTCH convened by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) in the city here on Wednesday.
Announcing the resolution adopted by the CTCH during the meeting, KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla said that the traditional dorbar has the power to eradicate crimes against women and children and the drug menace.
SHILLONG, Oct 03: Meghalaya’s Autonomous District Council Minister, James Sangma has said that the state government is faced with a big challenge to find resources for the Garo Hills District Council (GHADC) to pay off the pending salaries of the employees.
James had made this admission after a meeting of the District Council Affairs held at the State Secretariat.
When it was pointed out that there have been questions raised on the inability of the state government to resolve the issue of pending salaries of the GHADC employees, James said, “It is unfortunate and we are concerned and discussing and thinking of ways and means but it is not easy.”
SHILLONG, Oct 03: Moving forward its recommendation to the government for the construction of a multi – level parking facility at the Barik point here, the Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) has asked the public works department to submit a report on the status of the land at Barik point which houses the offices of the department within a month’s time.
“We have asked the PWD to submit the report within a month time on the status of this land at Barik point,” Board’s chairman Lambor Malngiang informed after conducting a joint inspection with government officials here on Wednesday.
SHILLONG, Oct 03: Seeking the validation of the drinking water supplied to the people of Shillong, the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has urged the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government to constitute a special inquiry towards this end.
In a memorandum submitted to the PHE Minister Samlin Malngiang on Wednesday, KHNAM state youth wing president Thomas Passah said, “Safety and health of the general public is the most import responsibility of any Government. It is requested that a special enquiry be constituted to verify the quality of drinking water supplied to the general public especially from localities located at Shillong city.”
SHILLONG, Oct 03: While the UDP has pitched their leader as a common MDA candidate from Shillong Lok Sabha seat and NPP is yet to decide on it, MDA coalition partner and BJP legislator, AL Hek on Wednesday said that the BJP should set up candidates from both Shillong and Tura Seat.
Talking to newsmen of Wednesday, Hek said that in his personal opinion he feels that since the BJP is a national party it should set up its candidate from both the Shillong and Tura seat.
SHILLONG, Oct 03: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government will attempt to bring in a semblance of parity in the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the state by way of uniform rules, as was informed by the state’s District Council Affairs Minister, James Sangma.
Having chaired a review meeting of issues relating to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) and the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) here on Wednesday, James said, “We have decided to try and bring sort of uniformity in all the three ADCs.”
SHILLONG, Oct 03: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma is attending the first Indonesia – India Interfaith Dialogue in the Indonesian island of Java, which is being led by Minister of State of External Affairs M.J Akbar.
“Indonesia – India Interfaith Dialogue has the potential to emerge as an effective forum to nurture peace and harmony not only in the two countries but also in the region and in the world,” Conrad has said in this regard.
He also said that all religions are based on peace for all mankind and that it is a crime against God to use religion as a platform to incite hate, conflict, violence, war or terrorism. The Chief Minister also expressed concern over the global trend towards insularity and felt that this could lead to greater social tensions and strife in the world.