SHILLONG, Sept 04: With the increasing environmental degradation challenging the state, Meghalaya government on Wednesday decided that it would soon raise an ‘Ecological Battalion’ in the state.
The announcement was made by the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma after meeting with the 18th Rajya Sainik Board here on Wednesday afternoon.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: Traditional chiefs and villagers from over fifteen villages today expressed their stiff opposition against the proposed setting up of the sanitary landfill project by the Meghalaya Government at the ambitious New Shillong Township (NST).
Thousands of villagers from Mawpat and others and even the IIM-Shillong have expressed their strong protest at the public hearing which was conducted by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board here.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: Meghalaya Chief Minister (CM) Dr. Mukul Sangma initiated the Electronic Pay Roll System (E-pay roll) for generating salary bills from the employee database for State Government Employees at his office chamber.
The programme was attended by the Meghalaya Chief Secretary- W M S Pariat; Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department, B K Dev Varma; Commissioner and Secretary of Finance Department, R V Suchiang; Joint Secretary of Finance Department, P A Sawain; Director Accounts and Treasuries, K S Momin; State Informatics Officers, T Dkhar; and officials from the Finance Department, Accounts and Treasuries and NIC, Shillong besides online NIC team from Pune led by Deputy Director Generals of NIC Pune, Prathibha Joag and Dr. Swati Sardesai.
SHILLONG, Sept 02: The 12-hour bandh on Monday called by pressure groups demanding the immediate introduction of Inner line Permit (ILP) went off peacefully except for stray incidents reported from the across the state. Also, Government has declared September 7 as working day.
Addressing pressmen just minutes after the bandh concluded, Principal Secretary of Home department, K S Kropha said, “The bandh went off peacefully with only stray incidents reported. There was no major incident reported from across the state.”
SHILLONG, Sept 03: The Villages falling under the Raid Nongtung have given an ultimatum to the Government of Meghalaya to either claim the villages as its property or the villagers will be forced to accept the offer made by the Assam government to register as voters of the neighboring state.
The village’s chieftains from Ri Bhoi district said that it was time for the Meghalaya Government to decide which sides do the people living in the border areas belong – Meghalaya or Assam.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: A Padmashree and Dhrupad exponent, Wasifuddin Dagar said that the current imbroglio over Inner Line Permit (ILP) should not have happened and music has a role to bring the trackless communities in this region to the right path.
Dagar, who represents the 200 years old Dagar Gharana of North India said, “There have been disappointment from this region as people from other parts of the country felt neglected because of the attitude of the people here but they should not do this when they are getting quota in universities and jobs and finding space to live in other places in the country.”
SHILLONG, Sept 02: Meghalaya’s pressure groups fighting for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state on Monday announced a three – day night road blockade from September 4 to 6.
The announcement was made just hours after the twelve hours bandh called by them concluded here on Monday.
The proposed night road blockade, which will be effective from 9 pm to 5 am from September 4 to 6, will be effective in the entire state, Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) Vice President Fredrick Kharmawphlang informed after the meeting of various NGOs held at an undisclosed location here.