Tura, Dec 01: The recent admission in Court by the former Director of Education, J D Sangma, of the involvement of the former Education Minister, Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh, upon whose alleged direction he reduced the cut offs for specific candidates, is sure to open another can of worms in an already complicated scene. While the Government has been trying to clear its name, the involvement of many within the ruling MUA II government has been ascertained by various influential agencies, yet the government is still inactive in getting the people behind the episode, under the purview of law.
Shillong, Dec 01: International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) on December 3 shall have an additional reason for joyous celebration as a day where the differently-abled from all walks of life shall assemble together in Tura, West Garo Hills, to celebrate the day, receive awareness about the rights and issues of the physically challenged and gather information about the schemes and programmes conceptualized by the government for their welfare and empowerment.
The theme for this year’s Badhte Kadam is “how to create a barrier free environment for the disabled”.
Shillong, Nov 30: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul has stressed that premier institutions in state should be supported by the government so that they can keep up with the best in the world.
Speaking at the platinum jubilee celebration of St Mary’s college, Shillong, here on Saturday, Dr Paul said government must ensure that premier institutions like this (St Mary’s college) are supported so that they can keep with the best in the world.
Shillong, Nov 29: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has requested the World Bank (WB) delegation to provide consultancy services to the state in preparing the estimates and details of PMGSY scheme RRP II which will be implemented with the 2015 deadline given for its completion.
Dr Sangma told reporters after meeting with the World Bank officials on Friday that Meghalaya is entitled to get US $230 million to implement the project in the state. The meeting discussed the hurdles and also remedies for completing the project within the timeframe.
¨ Over 20,000 participate in rally, voice support for ILP ¨
Shillong, Nov 30: Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists on Saturday burnt the effigy of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma during a public rally here even as they vowed to intensify their stir to achieve their demand for implementation of the ILP in state. The rally, however, was peaceful as till the filing of this report no untoward incident was reported from any part of the city.
The Pro-ILP NGOs leaders, who were all in hiding ever since the ILP agitations took off three months ago, surfaced in the rally called by them. Addressing the rally of over 20,000 people, who had gathered at Students Field in Jaiaw, all the leaders asserted their commitment to continue the agitation till the state government decides to implement the ILP.
Political leaders from the UDP like Paul Lyngdoh and Jemino Mawthoh were also seen in the meeting besides HSPDP supremo and veteran legislator HS Lyngdoh and KHNAM leaders.
SHILLONG, Nov 30: Despite the fact that Meghalaya boasts of reputed institutions like Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, National Institute of Fashion Technology and others, local candidates hardly finds seats in them because of their inability to clear the competitive examinations conducted by these prestigious institutes for admission. But with the efforts of the state government, the city has recently witnessed the opening up of a reputed training centre for competitive examinations whereas another vocational training institute is in the pipeline.