SHILLONG, Feb 23: Many students studying in standard 8 in many of the SSA schools of the state are unable to read and write as was informed by State Education Minister, Deborah Marak on Thursday.
Marak had made this astounding statement while she was at Monfort Education Centre in Tura to inaugurate the weeklong annual sports along with former MLA and Minister, Billikid A. Sangma.
“Students of Garo hills particular from rural areas are not being able to perform in the board exams. Many students who complete class VIII examination from SSA schools cannot even read or write. It is a sorry state of affairs,” Marak said while questioning who is to be blamed for the current scenario.
SHILLONG, Feb 23: Out of fifty new payments bank of India Post to be opened up in the first phase all over the country, Shillong has been chosen along with two other cities from the region.
Informing this, Som Kamei, Director Postal Services from the office of CPMG here said on Thursday that the head offices or GPOs will get the payments bank and all sub post offices can avail the services.
SHILLONG, Feb 23: Fencing work along the Indo – Bangladesh border may soon meet a major hurdle should the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) pay heed to the demands made by the Coordination Committee on International Border (CCIB) that the KHADC does not issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the same.
A delegation of the CCIB met the KHADC chief PN Syiem to discuss on the issue here on Thursday as according to them the boundary are yet to be properly demarcated.
KOHIMA, Feb 22 (IANS): Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Wednesday sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland following the resignation of T.R. Zeliang.
Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 81-year-old veteran leader and an 11-member council of ministers at the Raj Bhavan.
SHILLONG, Feb 23: There will be greater co-ordination between India and Bangladesh especially in matters relating to efforts against the activities of terrorists operating along the Indo – Bangladesh border after the two countries came to an agreement to establish a mechanism to share inputs on this key issue.
The decision was taken at a five-day Director General (DG)-level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 18 to 22.
SHILLONG, Feb 22: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has resolved to scrap the 2006 MoU signed with UCIL and cancel the NOC for proposed extraction of uranium ore at Kylleng-Pyndengsohiong Mawthabah.
The Council has also resolved to constitute an independent inquiry pertaining to all aspects of the construction of the Wahkaji – Mawthabah road undertaken by the KHADC.
The official resolution on this was moved by the KHADC chief Pynshngain N Syiem during the last day of the Council’s budget session on Wednesday, after there was huge protest registered by the members of the House.
SHILLONG, Feb 22: The first ever No Confidence Motion (NCM) that was moved by a member of the ruling side against the Executive Committee (EC) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) was withdrawn albeit after a heated argument on alleged scams being indulged in by the present EC.
UDP MDC from Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla had moved the NCM backed by 6 Congress MDCs and 1 independent MDC from Sohryngkha even as Shylla’s own party refused to support the NCM as it is a part of the ruling coalition in the KHADC.