SHILLONG, April 08: The tiling works in the footpaths of Dhankheti and Fire Brigade areas of the city are being carried out in a halfhearted manner, according to pedestrians and residents of the city. They pointed out that at several places the tiles are coming out of the layout no sooner they were laid whereas in other places tiles have not been laid at all thus creating potholes on the footpaths.
Pedestrians said that they have to be extra cautious while encountering these created potholes, now.
SHILLONG, April 08: With the reopening of Pine Mount School (PMS), public headache have increased manifold. But this pain on the head has nothing to do with the etymological meaning of the term, headache, rather it is the inconveniences that people are encountering on the Pine Mount Ridge Road in Greater Laban. This public difficulty is being caused by both side parking of vehicles on the said road by the parents and guardians of students of PMS.
TURA, April 08: In an act that can only be considered as ignorant, insensitive and stupid, an endangered clouded leopard was killed and its meat posted for sale on social media prompting animal rights activists to go on an overdrive seeking action against the culprits.
The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring in the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China. Since 2008, it is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ with a total population suspected to be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend, and no single population numbering more than 1,000 adults. The clouded leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya.
SHILLONG, April 07 (IANS): A constable of the Meghalaya armed police was killed while a jail official was injured in an accident involving a Mercedes car driven by Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister Alexander Hek’s son early on Saturday, police said.
A police officer said that the head-on collision between the Mercedes and a two-wheeler driven by jail official Probin D. Sangma and constable Probat.R. Marak occurred at Fourth Furlong Tri-junction here.
IMPHAL, April 08: A security personal from the escort team of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, provided by Manipur government, allegedly committed suicide by his service rifle in Manipur’s Imphal on Sunday.
Mumbai, April 08 (IANS): Indiscriminate acquisition of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) by the Election Commission, inexplicable mismatch in numbers of machines from producers and buyers, and insecure transportation have emerged as major concerns from official replies to Right to Information (RTI) queries.
Mumbai RTI activist Manoranjan S. Roy -- who painstakingly pursued the matter for nearly a year -- said the RTI responses may have severe repercussions on the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country.
TURA, April 07: A wooden bridge on the Selsella – Rajabala road has been lying in a dangerous state for over a month now despite which there have been no efforts undertaken by the PWD to ensure its repair.
Upon being informed on the matter however, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills, Ram Singh, said that the bridge was in the process of repair with another concrete bridge also coming up to replace the rickety one.