Daily Archives: Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Central funds going to wrong hands: Guv

Mooshahary rues underdevelopment of North-East By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Governor RS Mooshahary has said the North-East has remained underdeveloped because the funds allotted by the Centre are going to wrong hands. Considering the amount of money the region has received so far from the Centre, Governor said that there should have been a great change as far as the development of the region is [Full Article...]

‘Govt keen to make State free of BPL families’

Chief Minister begins pre-budget consultations   From Our Correspondent Tura: The Government is keen on making the State free of BPL families and to keep pace with the rest of the country, said Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma. The Chief Minister said this while chairing a pre-budget consultation with all the stakeholders to get a first hand knowledge of people’s aspirations from the government [Full Article...]

New security features embedded: RBI

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said new security features have been embedded in currency notes to check the flow of fake Indian currency notes in the country. ”It was practically impossible for a layman to differentiate between genuine and fake currency notes and the RBI has adopted new security features on bank notes to deal with the [Full Article...]

Traffic jam claims another woman

From Our Correspondent  JOWAI: Traffic jam along the National highway NH-44 in Jaintia Hills district has claimed another woman’s live. The victim — Phrai Bang (45) of Tuber Shohshrieh village, who was pregnant, died on her way to hospital on Monday night. According to the village secretary T. Shylla, relatives took the woman in a vehicle at 8pm and they got stuck up at [Full Article...]

JNNURM buses

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The East Khasi Hills Local Taxi Welfare Association (EKHLTWA) has sought clarification from the State police whether the JNNURM buses having Government registration number can operate for commercial purposes. In a letter to the DGP N Ramchandran, EKHLTWA said, “It is really sad to see the JNNURM buses plying without valid documents in violation of various provision of the Central [Full Article...]

Rural devp progs bearing fruits, says Agatha

From Our Special Correspondent NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Rural Development Agatha Sangma has said the Centre’s initiatives to improve living condition of rural people have started bearing fruits. In an interview published a leading daily newspaper of Egypt — The Egyptian Gazette, Agatha on Tuesday said, “My task is not to urbanise these rural areas; rather to make living conditions of [Full Article...]

Office picketing in Ri-Bhoi

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Normal functioning of the government offices and financial institutions in Ri-Bhoi district remained paralysed on the first day of the two-day picketing called the Joint Action Committee (JAC), a conglomerate of several NGOs, on Tuesday. The office picketing has been called in protest against the state government’s decision to grant ST status to Marngar Community residing in the district. The [Full Article...]

Parents awake

Editor, The article ”Ideal Parenting’ (ST 12 Feb, 2012) was worth reading. After going through it a question arose in my mind whether the parents of today’s generation are really bringing up their children in a proper and healthy environment. Some days ago I was in Lady Hydari Park with my children and two other families for a picnic. I was not only astonished [Full Article...]