Shillong, Sept 19: The iron smelting industry in Meghalaya has not lived up to its expectations even though people from Khasi Hills learnt the art of iron smelting 2000 years back.
Despite no archeological evidences of iron-age having been discovered in the Khasi Hills so far, however, evidence of iron smelting in Khasi Hills has been radiocarbon dated to two thousand years.
Most legislators against ILP, to holds consultations at grassroot level
SHILLONG, Sept 18: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday categorically stated that the legislation for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in state lies in the court of the Union Government and not the State government even as members of the MUA – II unanimously decided to stand by state government in its initiative towards addressing the issue of influx in the state.
“It is not for the state government to implement the ILP. It (ILP) is something which can’t be implemented by the state government. The matter lies with the Union government,” Dr Sangma told reporters after the meeting of the MUA-II held here on Wednesday evening.
SHILLONG, Sept 18: The Chancellor of Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University, Chandra Mohan Jha on Wednesday appeared at the Sardar Police Station, Shillong, after remaining elusive for the past four months here.
Jha decided to appear before the investigating officer at the police station ahead of the directive issued by the Supreme Court recently.
SHILLONG, Sept 18: This festive season flaunt yourself wearing a Meghalaya cotton Saree or a Meghalaya cotton Lehenga choli.
Surprised? Don’t be, for what you heard is true. Different companies have fashioned apparels out of Meghalaya cotton and these beautiful garments are on sale throughout India and abroad.
Shillong, Sept 18: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday asked the Opposition Meghalaya People’s Forum (MPF) to show strength in numbers while reacting boldly to the latter’s recent demand of asking the former to step down from CM’s chair.
TURA, Sept 18: Amidst tight security the 25 activists of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) were transferred from the District Jail in Tura to Jowai on Tuesday morning.
This was revealed when the parents went to meet the captives, but were in for a very big surprise when the jailor informed them that they were no longer in Tura, but in Jowai.
SHILLONG, Sept 18: Regionalism has penetrated into the world and its leaders like plague. The words of prophets and great leaders for unity, amity, brotherhood among communities have remained mostly confined to books as the scar of regionalism is far more deep rooted in human communities, now. The ILP conundrum in Meghalaya, the Garo Hills statehood demand, USA’s passion for a military strike over Syria and all are but regionalism in the name of safeguarding one’s own communities.