SHILLONG, Feb 06: The development which Meghalaya is currently undergoing has led to a situation where the aspirations of people are growing day by day according to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who has promised that his government will respond to these aspirations.
Dr. Sangma had made this assurance while speaking during a function organized for the inauguration of two suspension footbridges over Daru River near Ampati under in the presence of Government Chief Whip WD Sangma, local MDC of Betasing Nripen Koch, Deputy Commissioner, CVD. Diengdoh, Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Singh, officials of the Border Areas Development department, other district officials and local leaders and the people of the area on Monday afternoon.
SHILLONG, Feb 06: A total of Rs. 1.5 crore will be shared by the constituencies which elected new MDCs in the recently completed by elections in the KHADC as was assured by the Chief Executive Member (CEM), PN Syiem on Monday.
Syiem informed that this Rs. 1.5 crore will be a part from the schemes already proposed by the KHADC for these constituencies, when they were unrepresented after six MLAs resigned as MDCs.
SHILLONG, Feb 06: The former camp of the ANVC B at Eden Bari is presently being transformed into a ‘modern traditional village’ which will be known as ‘Eden’ envisioned to be used on lease for organizing programs and celebrations.
Informing this on Sunday, the proprietor, Bernard N Marak who is also the former chairman of the disbanded ANVC B said, “Eden” is purely private and traditionally based. Traditional foods and drinks along with music will be the main theme of Eden.”
Former cadres of ANVC.B and villagers are working to build this place with limited sources as no support ever came from the Government and the elected representatives.
Tura, Feb 5: In an effort to stress on the importance of prehistoric sites and its conservation, an awareness camp was held at Misimagre village in West Garo Hills Feb 5. The camp was attended by a huge group of inquisitive villagers.
The camp was organized by the department of anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong in collaboration with the Meghalaya Arts and Culture Department.
SHILLONG, Feb 06: Finally breaking his silence on allegations that he is facing pertaining to alleged harassment of a lady peon in his department, the Director of the Soil & Water Conservation department, D Langstieh said on Monday that whatever action was taken against the woman was with the intention of maintaining discipline and correcting her behavior.
Reacting to allegations made by the woman that she was deprived of 6-month salary and transferred just because she refused to stay in the residence of the director, Langstieh said, “All her allegations are baseless, devoid of truth and done with the intention of tarnishing my image.”
SHILLONG, Feb 05: Though much has normalized in the aftermath of the scrapping of large currency notes by the union government and easing of withdrawal restrictions, people continues to face difficulties in ATMs. Customers complained that it has become increasingly difficult to take out any amount below Rs. 2000 for want of lower denomination notes in ATMs. Following the scraping of the old series Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, the union government has introduced a new series Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes while withdrawing the Rs. 1000 note completely from circulation.
Guwahati, Feb 5 : To counter the growing threat of cyber crime, Assam police has set up at least nine Cyber Investigation Labs (CILs) in the state.
Assam DGP Mukesh Sahai on Sunday said that, it has been decided to counter the cyber threat which was gradually increased in the state in recent time.
“These CILs will be set up in every range under Assam police and we have trained more police personnel in dealing with cyber threats and internet based policing,” Mukesh Sahai said.