SHILLONG, Sept 04: The continuous slump of the rupee has taken toll upon everything from daily essentials to airfares. Though the commoners are blaming the congress led UPA government for this mess, the opposition BJP has released a data recently claiming that according to a research by an economic watchdog the country has experienced immense hardships, price rise, unemployment, mis-governance, bribery, corruption and more particularly during congress rule since independence.
Tura, Sept 04: The spree of kidnappings has continued in Garo Hills with one leading to a tragic end on Tuesday. Three people including two children were kidnapped over two days in the Garo Hills region. One 45 year old person was killed a day after he was kidnapped on September 02 from Chesatgre near Tikrikilla and two children were kidnapped a day earlier from the Bajengdoba area in North Garo Hills.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: Traditional chiefs and villagers from over fifteen villages today expressed their stiff opposition against the proposed setting up of the sanitary landfill project by the Meghalaya Government at the ambitious New Shillong Township (NST).
Thousands of villagers from Mawpat and others and even the IIM-Shillong have expressed their strong protest at the public hearing which was conducted by the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board here.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: Meghalaya Chief Minister (CM) Dr. Mukul Sangma initiated the Electronic Pay Roll System (E-pay roll) for generating salary bills from the employee database for State Government Employees at his office chamber.
The programme was attended by the Meghalaya Chief Secretary- W M S Pariat; Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department, B K Dev Varma; Commissioner and Secretary of Finance Department, R V Suchiang; Joint Secretary of Finance Department, P A Sawain; Director Accounts and Treasuries, K S Momin; State Informatics Officers, T Dkhar; and officials from the Finance Department, Accounts and Treasuries and NIC, Shillong besides online NIC team from Pune led by Deputy Director Generals of NIC Pune, Prathibha Joag and Dr. Swati Sardesai.
SHILLONG, Sept 04: With the increasing environmental degradation challenging the state, Meghalaya government on Wednesday decided that it would soon raise an ‘Ecological Battalion’ in the state.
The announcement was made by the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma after meeting with the 18th Rajya Sainik Board here on Wednesday afternoon.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: The Villages falling under the Raid Nongtung have given an ultimatum to the Government of Meghalaya to either claim the villages as its property or the villagers will be forced to accept the offer made by the Assam government to register as voters of the neighboring state.
The village’s chieftains from Ri Bhoi district said that it was time for the Meghalaya Government to decide which sides do the people living in the border areas belong – Meghalaya or Assam.
SHILLONG, Sept 03: A Padmashree and Dhrupad exponent, Wasifuddin Dagar said that the current imbroglio over Inner Line Permit (ILP) should not have happened and music has a role to bring the trackless communities in this region to the right path.
Dagar, who represents the 200 years old Dagar Gharana of North India said, “There have been disappointment from this region as people from other parts of the country felt neglected because of the attitude of the people here but they should not do this when they are getting quota in universities and jobs and finding space to live in other places in the country.”