SHILLONG, Oct 10: Despite all odds, particularly the ILP turmoil in the city and state at large, the spirit of some of the puja committees in the city are commendable as they are leaving no stones unturned to make the celebration a grand success like past years and keep up the true multi-cultural nature of Shillong that is otherwise known to the outer world. Some of these committees are also making efforts in ensuring security and instill a sense of confidence by allotting volunteers to oversee the smooth functioning of the celebration.
SHILLONG, Oct 09: United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator, Paul Lyngdoh Wednesday described the Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) as a “rehab centre” for failed and defeated politicians, adding that at best it is a “talking shop” for politicians to discuss politics over a cup of tea as it has no statutory powers.
Lyngdoh, moving a cut motion in the Assembly, was critical about the performance of the State Planning Board and said that it has failed to live up to the aspirations of the people.
Shillong, Oct 09: In a shocking incident, suspected pro-ILP activists on Wednesday afternoon tried to murder a person by setting him on fire in broad daylight.
The shocking incident took place at around 12.20 pm when a suspected pro-ILP NGO activist entered the Meghalaya Machineries shop at Motphran and poured petrol on its owner Vikash Nandwal (34) and then lighted fire.
Nandwal was immediately rushed to Nazareth hospital for treatment.
SHILLONG, Oct 09: Of late a bogus email that is doing the round in users account is about a beneficiary fund under Lottery / Inheritance / Unpaid Contract Funds / Undelivered Lottery Fund ostensibly from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) central office located 6, Sansad Marg, Janpath, New Delhi. This email is in a letter format wherein the beneficiary is asked to collect a beneficiary sum of money against crediting fees and is signed by Raghuram Govinda Rajan, the 23rd governor of RBI.
SHILLONG, Oct 09: The Justice SP Rajkhowa commission of inquiry into the Shillong Jail break incident has said that killing of the jailbreak mastermind Fullmoon Dhar was “justified” as it was done in self-defense by the Police.
The much-awaited report of the commission, which was tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday, said that the then Superintendent of Police, Jaintia Hills, Mukesh Singh asked Fullmoon Dhar to surrender with his arms, but he did not respond and was shot by Singh in self defense.
SHILLONG, Oct 09: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Wednesday said that a “smart meter system and a pre-paid meter” are some of the new initiatives that would be made available to consumers of electricity in Meghalaya as part of the Government’s decision to restructure the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL).
Intervening during the Question Hour, Dr Sangma said that the Government is trying to do its best to restructure the MeECL so that some of the loss could be minimized. One of the most important aspects of the new system would be to realize bills from consumers on time.
SHILLONG Oct 08: The 13 NGOs that have been clamoring for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya have decided to postpone their ongoing agitations, as has been requested by various religious leaders in the State. They have relaxed the agitation from October 10 – 16.
General Secretary of Khasi Student’s Union (KSU), Auguster Jyrwa, on Tuesday informed that the decision was taken at a meeting held on Tuesday, after receiving several requests from various religious leaders to suspend the agitation for peaceful celebrations of the Puja festival.