SHILLONG, Aug 06: In a shocking statement, the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has expressed its appreciation to the Meghalaya government for ‘implementing the ILP’ in the main Secretariat building here even as it has urged for this to be extended to the rest of the state.
“We extend our appreciation to the state government and the police for implementing the ILP in its secretariat,” HYC president Robertjune Kharjahrin had after a meeting the Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong here on Monday.
SHILLONG, Aug 06: The possibility of implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Meghalaya is presently being examined by the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government which has asked the political department to examine the matter.
“We have referred in consultation with the chief minister to the political department to study this issue,” Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said in this regard on Monday.
SHILLONG, Aug 06: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has demanded that the state government seeks a clarification from the Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) on its recent decision to oppose the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 and to take necessary action against the Commission thereafter.
“We have submitted a letter to the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma requesting the government to enquire into the recent decision taken by the MSCW and take action accordingly,” the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Hispreaching Son Shylla informed after the executive meeting held here on Monday.
TURA, Aug 06: The by-poll to the South Tura seat will be a four corner contest after two more nominations were filed on Monday afternoon.
Two independent candidates, former South Tura MLA John Leslee K Sangma and Kris Kabul A Sangma filed their nominations on Monday afternoon, the last day of filing nominations. They join the CM, Conrad Sangma and Congress contestant, Charlotte W Momin in trying to win votes to be the MLA for the South Tura seat.
TURA, Aug 06: Former South Tura MLA, and Independent candidate, John Leslee K Sangma has filed his nomination papers for the South Tura by-poll on Monday ending speculation on whether he would contest the said polls.
The former MLA, while speaking to media persons after his nomination asked the people of Tura to choose wisely even as he accused the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma of already being responsible for quite a few major goof ups. John was referring to Conrad Sangma’s take on work permit for workers from Bangladesh as well as his recent comments on the issue of higher and technical education.
SHILLONG, Aug 06: Aimed at improving the safety and security of the residents of Meghalaya, the state government has decided to revisit a relevant Act towards this end.
Informing that the government will re – look the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said, “I have told the Law minister that will ask the law department to again revisit the existing Act and come up with the necessary proposed amendment as we wanted to have a very strong Act.”
Guwahati, Aug 06 (IANS): The Assam unit of the BJP has appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to extend by one month the time fixed for filing objections to the published draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Assam government on July 30, published the complete draft of the NRC which included the names of 2,89,83,677 out of a total of 3,29,91,384 applicants.
The draft excluded 40,07,707 applicants' names due to some discrepancies.