SHILLONG, Sept 07: Union Minister of Textile Dr KS Rao on Saturday said that his ministry is willing to provide unlimited funds to Meghalaya for the promotion of handloom and weaving industry in the state.
“There is no dearth of funds so far as the ministry is concerned,” Dr Rao said while speaking to reporters at the sideline of the foundation stone laying ceremony for National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), permanent campus at Umsawli under the New Shillong Township (NST) here on Saturday.
SHILLONG, Sept 07: The office picketing called by NGOs on Saturday to demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state paralyzed most of the government offices and financial institutions in the state.
The state government had declared Saturday as a working day to compensate for the loss of working hours due to the bandh on Monday but very few except for high ranking officers came to work.
IMPHAL, Sept 07: As the hawkers refuse to carry newspapers following the threats from a particular militant group, various editors and senior journalists started selling newspapers in the streets of Imphal Saturday morning.
Media houses did not halt publishing newspapers after they resumed work two days ago, but newspapers failed to reach the public. Readers have no other option but to update themselves by the power of the internet and with the frequent newspapers readers having no access to electronic gadgets braved their way to newspaper offices.
SHILLONG, Sept 06: The ongoing agitation over implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) has taken toll upon the tourism sector in the state. According to inputs received from hotels, guesthouses, tour operators and tourist vehicles in the city, tourist inflow has fallen in recent weeks no sooner the NGOs announced their agitation programs. And with the road blockade resuming from Wednesday night, the tourist vehicles are hard hit whereas tour operators could not help losing tourists when they are told about the ground situation here.
SHILLONG, Sept 07: Wearing a black jeans and a blue shirt, she walked up to the podium with confidence and style and said to the Union Minister, that she opted fashion designing over other courses as she wanted to do something out of the ordinary.
On Saturday afternoon when Union Minister of Textile, KS Rao called “any student” from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) up the podium for a brief interaction, the students shouted out Gargi Deshwal’s name in chorus looking for her.
Tura, Sept 06: With the upcoming Lok Sabha elections just about eight months away, the focus has now shifted to the greatest spectacle of democracy in the whole world. For the state of Meghalaya, there are only two parliamentary seats – Shillong and Tura.
For the Tura Lok Sabha election seat, this time the fight seems to be on a more even keel, unlike previously.
Shillong, Sept 06: This year’s Teacher’s Day celebration was on streets with teachers demanding their rights rather than being at their respective schools enjoying essential fun-time with kids and drive back home some treasured memories.
But the students of one school in particular were in no mood to let their enthusiasm down irrespective of absence of teachers. All the teachers of the school were in Shillong on Thursday to protest for their demands.