SHILLONG, April 10: Nongkrem legislator, Ardent Basaiawmoit on Wednesday informed that Missionaries have threatened to close-down all of their educational institutions in state if the demanded amendments are not made to the Right to Information (RTE) Act, 2009, especially to composition of School Managing Committees (MCs).
Basaiawmoit brought this shocking news to the notice of the House on Wednesday while raising a Supplementary Query during the Question Hour of the ongoing Budget Session of Meghalaya Assembly.
SHILLONG, April 10: Bangladesh has opposed construction of two hydro-based power projects along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya until India and Bangladesh signs a water sharing agreement.
Meghalaya power minister Clement Marak told the assembly on Wednesday that Bangladesh has said the construction of the two dams will have adverse impact on Bangladesh sides, while replying to the Call Attention motion moved by Shillong West legislator Paul Lyngdoh.
SHILLONG, April 09: Nongthymmai legislator, Dr Jemino Mawthoh Tuesday expressed concern over random urbanization in Meghalaya, particularly in Shillong that has led to stress and strain in urban living. He was of the opinion that if there are no checks and balances in his random urbanization along with its growing slums, then the state capital could soon be tagged as ‘slum’ of North East.
“This is a matter of serious concern where proper plan and management needs to be put in place while addressing the issue,” Dr Mawthoh said while moving a motion during the Budget Session of the ongoing Assembly here on Tuesday.
According to him, due to this accelerated growth in the population in urban centres of the state and mostly concentrated in Shillong there has been stress and strain as far as urban living is concerned.
SHILLONG, April 09: The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposed amendments to be brought in the Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill 2012, which will be tabled during the ongoing State Budget session.
Addressing newspersons after the meeting, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “The cabinet has considered the proposed amendments to be brought to the bill, and the same will be tabled during the current session.”
Shillong, April 10: The Meghalaya Assembly on Wednesday resolved to empower the High Power Committee (HPC) to select the most suitable site and take all necessary steps for the expeditious construction of the much-awaited new building of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Moving the resolution in the Assembly on Wednesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prestone Tynsong said the newly constituted High Power Committee in its last meeting had proposed to recommend to the House to empower the committee to select the site and decide on the construction of building of the Assembly building.
One teacher for 233 students
Tura, April 09: Meghalaya seems to be lagging far behind other states with concerns to the education department due to lack of teachers in Lower Primary schools. The school in question is the Morasuti Government LP School with a total of 233 students and amazingly just one teacher acting as Principal as well as caretaker of the school.
The school is situated in Bhaitbari area under the Rajabala constituency which earlier had two teachers. However, the transfer of one teacher from the school two years ago has made classes difficult with one teacher taking care of everything.
SHILLONG, April 09: The NGOs in Meghalaya have demanded the government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in state to check influx and illegal immigration, while suggesting that other mechanisms should be supplementary to the proposed system.