Daily Archives: Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Umkhen bridge inaugurated

Umkhen bridge inaugurated Empty trucks to be diverted through Shillong Bypass By Our Reporter Shillong: After a delay of almost ten years since its commencement in 2002, a strategic bridge over the Umkhen river was inaugurated by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday. The bridge which would interlink the two districts of Ri Bhoi and Jaintia Hills and strategic to the Shillong Bypass, has been constructed [Full Article...]

State Forest dept refutes allegations

FSI reports of massive felling, transportation of timber in Garo Hills   By Our Reporter Shillong: The State Forest and Environment Department has rubbished the allegation made by Ranjit Singh Gill, Joint Director, Forest Survey of India (FSI), who has alleged that roughly 12 million cubic feet of timber worth several thousand crores of rupees was felled in the reserved forests in Garo Hills. [Full Article...]

Umkhen power project mulled

By Our Reporter Shillong: In a bid to address the growing demand for power in Meghalaya, the State Government is now contemplating to generate power from the Umkhen river located on the border between Ri Bhoi and Jaintia Hills districts. Addressing the gathering during the inauguration of a bridge over the Umkhen river on Friday, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “We can generate [Full Article...]

CID confident of cracking case soon

Child sacrifice case at Tura   By Our Reporter Shillong: The CID, which is probing into the child sacrifice case in Tura, on Friday, said that the case was on the right track despite the accused Tantrik, Lukman Haqib, being granted bail recently. A CID official associated with the case said that he came to know about the Tantrik getting bail on Thursday over [Full Article...]

Civil society, Govt pitches in for Wah Umkhrah clean-up

Participants at the meeting at State Central Library conference hall in the city on Friday. By Our Reporter Shillong: Much has been written and spoken about the Wah Umkhrah. What remains is concerted civil society action to restore the river to its former glory. The Umkhrah river once known for its crystal clear waters and vibrant aquatic life has now turned into a mega drain. Many organisations have tried to clean up the river or prepared plans for its [Full Article...]

DC to review LPG distribution bottlenecks

By Our Reporter Shillong: The hard-pressed LPG consumers of the city would be expectantly awaiting the outcome of a proposed meeting called by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Goyal, with the various gas agencies in the city as well as the Area Manager of the Indian Oil Company (IOC) on February 20 to sort out the main problem behind the delay in the [Full Article...]

Samples of dead pigeons sent for testing

Shillong: Veterinary authorities in Meghalaya on Friday sent blood samples of dead pigeons, which died here in Keating Road area over the last one month, while the district authorities sounded a general alert in the area. Animal and Husbandry Veterinary Director D. Lyngwa said, “We have sent the blood samples of the pigeons this morning for test to Assam-based Regional Research and Diagnostic Laboratory [Full Article...]

Court relief to SP Mahanta

Land grabbing case   By Our Reporter Shillong: A lower court on Friday dismissed a case against former State Additional Advocate General SP Mahanta related to a complaint of land grabbing. Tushar Nath Bhattacharjee, an NRI, had filed the case in the court alleging that Mahanta had forged signatures and produced illegal documents to take over his land at Lachumiere in the city. The [Full Article...]