Daily Archives: Thursday, February 16th, 2012

‘City cannot afford a sprawling Raj Bhavan’

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: To ease the congestion in the city, Deputy Chief Minister, Bindo M Lanong has suggested that certain portions of the sprawling ten acre land of Raj Bhavan should be used for the benefit of the general public. “If we can get even four to five feet of the land around the Raj Bhavan for road expansion it would help to [Full Article...]

Mukul stresses on rainwater harvesting, minor irrigation

From CK Nayak New Delhi: The peculiar case of Meghalaya receiving the highest rainfall in the world but not being able to utilize the gift to nurture rain-fed farming was highlighted at a high-level workshop convened by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhawan which was attended by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and several of his Cabinet colleagues, besides state governors and chief [Full Article...]

State Govt mulls hike in minimum daily wages

From Our Special Correspondent New Delhi: The Meghalaya Government is actively considering a hike in the minimum wages for the labourers in the Hill State to bring it at par with the national level in view of the rising cost of living and other factors, Deputy Chief Minister and in charge Labour, Rowell Lyngdoh, has informed. Addressing the 44th session of the Indian Labour’s [Full Article...]

JAC picketing hits office attendance in Ri-Bhoi

Security personnel stand guard outside the DC’s office in Nongpoh during the picketing on Wednesday. (ST) From Our Correspondent NONGPOH: The two-day office picketing called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC), a conglomerate of four frontal NGOs of Ri-Bhoi district (KSU, FKJGP, CORP and HNYF) paralysed the smooth functioning of Government offcies with many of the government employees chosing not to attend to their duties during the picketing hours on both the days. Most of the offices, both of the [Full Article...]

Overlapping price tags on books burdens parents

FKJGP members display an overlapping price tag on By Our Reporter Shillong: The unabated price hike of schools items like books, uniforms, bags in the market is burning a hole in the pockets of parents who have complained against the arbitrary rise in the prices of these items. Parents have complained that this year too, there were some school books sold in the market where the printed price have been overlapped with [Full Article...]

Leshka delay a human failure, not nature’s work

Delay trebles cost of the project: Lanong                                                    By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister Bindo M Lanong has said that the prime reason for delay in the project implementation in Meghalaya is due to ‘human failure’. “I do not subscribe to the hollow arguments that the delay in project implementation is due to an act of nature. I can say from experience [Full Article...]

Senior staff missing from action at Leshka Project Office

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Following several complaints from the residents of Amlarem Sub-Division on the poor show of the office of MeECL, Myntdu Leshka Hydel Project (MLHEP), the Jaiñtia Youth Federation (JYF) conducted a surprise visit recently. The organisation said they found the office was empty and the Chief Project Manager Elias Lyngdoh absent from his post. Only one or two casual staff from [Full Article...]

Premature use of bypass will hinder its completion

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: While the State Government is in haste about diverting empty trucks through the Shillong bypass, senior officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have expressed serious apprehensions that this will hinder the timely completion of the project. The Government is under pressure to ease congestion in Shillong city and along the Shillong-Guwahati highway and the only way out [Full Article...]