SHILLONG, Sept 10: The “Look East Policy” of the union government is envisioned to usher a new horizon in the northeastern region. This foreign economic policy is an initiative towards the South East Asian Countries and to strengthen the northeastern region of the country, which has traditionally known everywhere for its separatists movements, insurgencies and upheaval, because of its strategic location in between mainland India and Southeast Asia. Though the policy is designed with a good motive to bring in developmental benefits for the people of this torn region to check upon poverty and most importantly insurgency and armed conflicts but there are certain issues that need to be tackled before people start to realize the real benefits of this policy.
SHILLONG, Sept 10: Thousands of farmers from across the state under the banner of the different Self Help Group Federations (SHGFs) on Tuesday expressed stiff opposition on the alleged move of the Congress – led state government to cancel the implementation of the ‘Meghalaya Rural Development Scheme (MRDS)’ in the state.
At the same time, the farmers have also threatened to move to court if the state government fails to reconsider its decision in doing away with the scheme.
Shillong, Sept 10: Meghalaya ranks third in suicide among the small states in north east India. Suicide is the problem of Meghalaya as much as it is the problem all over India and the world. The National Crime Records Bureau, NCRB estimates that around 1,35,445 people died of suicide in India in 2011 alone and Meghalaya adds 156 reported cases to that deadly list.
SHILLONG, Sept 09: Opposition Meghalaya Peoples’ Forum (MPF) Monday demanded the immediate resignation of Dr Mukul Sangma from the Chief Ministerial chair for his failure to resolve the issue pertaining to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) and illegal influx into the state.
The decision was taken at the meeting of the MPF comprising of the United Democratic Party (UDP), National People’s Party (NPP) and other opposition parties held here on Monday evening.
SHILLONG, Sept 10: Repeating their ‘Modus Operandi’ of arson based damages to the state’s capital city, pro -ILP activists attempted to torch a school building and a bus at Mawprem and Nongmynsong hours before the four days ‘night road-blockade’ sponsored by the NGOs pressing for immediate implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) on Tuesday.
Shillong, Sept 09: As anticipated, the move to unseat Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has already begun and this was made evident on Monday with political parties asking him to step down for not implementing Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
KHNAM and Meghalaya Peoples’ Forum (MPF), the conglomeration of all political parties in the Opposition bench in 9th Meghalaya legislative Assembly, on Monday asked Dr Sangma to step down from Chief Ministership for not being able to handle the ILP issue well.
SHILLONG, Sept 09: The Mawkyrwat office of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) was on Monday morning set ablaze by miscreants.
The MPCC office in South West Khasi Hills district was in smokes around 7.30 am, as per local residents. Subsequently, a fire team was dispatched to deal with the situation, the district SP, D R Marak, said.