Mukherjee bats for longer Assembly Session, discussing all issues, avoiding disruptions
SHILLONG, Oct 21: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked the Meghalaya Government to engage in dialogue with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and settle issues, as these groups are an integral part of the Indian democracy and express views of the people.
Addressing legislators at the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Mukherjee during his maiden visit to the State as President said apart from the Parliament and State Assemblies, independent judiciary, a free press and civil society are equally important for India’s democracy to sustain.
Shillong, Oct 21: Music, songs, dances and speeches were the ingredients chosen to speak-out against the frequent bandh as speakers aired their displeasure over the “bandh-culture” during the public meeting “Enough” organized by the Informed Conscious And Responsible Existence (ICARE) to protest against the 36 - hour bandh called by the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Monday here.
SHILLONG, Oct 21: There are various measures being employed by the government to control inflation like deflationary fiscal policy which involves an increase in taxes and lowering of government spending; deflationary monetary policy – rising of interest rates and reducing money supply; controlling cost push inflation – policies which aim at improving the efficient supply of goods and services, like privatization and exchange rate policies to control imported inflation – increasing the value of currency to reduce imported inflation. But all these economic tools is not what is helping to control inflation here in Shillong city as it has taken a drastic fall over the last weekend due to the ongoing ILP conundrum and agitation associated with it.
SHILLONG, Oct 21: Narrating the story of partition and its side-effects on the economy of North Eastern States, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee that the region is still ‘recovering from the ill-effects of partition’.
SHILLONG, Oct 21: Expressing its deepest condolence, the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Monday commemorated the 25th death anniversary of Paiem Wickliffe Syiem, Prince of Hima Nongstoin.
Paiem Wickliffe Syiem was the Prince of Hima Nongstoin and his kingship ended in the year 1948, a year after India got its independence and when his Uncle Sib Sing Syiem was arrested by the Indian Government.
Guwahati, Oct 20: Ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha (LS) polls, 10 Regional Political parties of North East (NE) India have formed a new political front in Guwahati on Sunday.
During a meeting held at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashoka in the capital city of Assam, organized by Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the regional parties of the region including Nagaland People’s Front (NPF), UDP and HSDP of Meghalaya, MPP, MSCP and MDPF of Manipur, PPA of Arunachal Pradesh, IPFT of Tripura and MNF of Mizoram have formed the North East Regional Political Front (NERPF).