SHILLONG, July 20: Love for archery runs in the family and today both the brother and sister, Paia B War Nongbri and Matsiewdor War are “International Archery Judges” and they belong to a rare breed, with India having just six International judges, recognized by the World Archery Association (WAA).
War, an officer in the Meghalaya Government, was the first International judge from the State. She holds the proud distinction for being the sole representative from India at the 2012 London Olympics.
SHILLONG, July 19: With Meghalaya all set to get on with the nationwide exercise of implementing the National Population Registration (NPR), Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday exhorted on the need to include the local traditional bodies in the process apart from mass mobilization to ensure its successful implementation in the state.
Speaking at the presentation function on NPR here, Dr Sangma said, “The role of the traditional bodies is very important in the process of verifying the credential of both citizen and non-citizens of the state.”
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS): The government Thursday approved an additional Rs.400 crore to complete three rail projects in the northeastern region before March 2014.
The three critical rail projects are the Harmati-Naharlagun project to provide the first rail connectivity to Arunachal Pradesh; the Dudhnoi-Mehdipathar project to connect Meghalaya; and the Rangapura-North Lakhimpur gauge conversion project.
The Railways ministry has committed that the first trial runs will begin on these lines in January 2014.
The finance ministry will also provide upto Rs.200 crore for two more projects -- the Lunching-Slichar gauge conversion and the Bogibeel bridge, said an official release here.
SHILLONG, July 19: Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday said that over two million people in Meghalaya are set to benefit from the Food Security Ordinance, while admitting that the scheme will affect about 1.7 percent of the country Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“The scheme will cover 21,94,000 odd citizens and leave approximately seven lakh other citizen from its purview (in Meghalaya),” Surjewala told reporters here.
SHILLONG, July 19: Like all over the country, the staffs of the Telegram department here in Shillong are sad and nostalgic that the Telegram service has come to an end after almost 160 years of service.
There are 19 staffs who were handling the service here although the service was “rarely” used except by the Government departments occasionally. “During the past 5-6 years the use of telegram service came down and was used occasionally by Government employees,” the lone Telepgrahist, C Shotun, said.
Shillong, July 18: In a miraculous feat, team of doctors in NEIGRIHMS successfully operated upon a driver to remove an iron rod from his abdomen.
On Thursday, a 30 years old male was brought to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) casualty at the wee hours, at around 6.30 AM, after he was injured in a major road traffic accident.
The accident occurred at around 1.30 AM in Jowai, when a Bolero Jeep collided head on with a truck coming from opposite direction. The victim was the driver of the Bolero Jeep, wherein an iron rod, about 3 feet long and L-shaped with 6 inches thickness, had pierced his abdomen. The iron rod had perforated through the front and was sticking out from the back of the victim.