Daily Archives: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Centre not to disturb State’s reservation allocations

Centre not to disturb State’s reservation allocations States agree ‘in principle’ to common test for Science, Engg courses   From CK Nayak  New Delhi: Bowing to demands of the Northeastern states, particularly Meghalaya, the Union Government on Wednesday assured in no uncertain terms that the special pool made available by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for educational institutions in these states would remain unaffected. Meghalaya’s Minister for Education, Dr RC [Full Article...]

New legless amphibian species discovered in Garo Hills

New legless amphibian species discovered in Garo Hills India’s ‘Frogman’ terms region a hotspot of amphibian life   Our Bureau New Delhi/SHILLONG: Meghalaya in general and Garo Hills region in particular has been known for many known and unknown species like the Shillong Buggle-nest frog, named after the Meghalaya capital, with some of them already extinct and new ones being discovered or ‘resurfacing’ including an entirely new family of amphibians – called [Full Article...]

Traffic dept assures smooth traffic flow during exam time

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Shillong Traffic Police (STP) has asserted that the department is taking full precaution to ensure that there is no traffic congestion in the city and the national highways during the upcoming SSLC and HSSLC examinations. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Herbert Lyngdoh said, “We will intensify night patrolling to ensure that there [Full Article...]

KHADC seeks Rs 5 cr from Govt

Payment of arrears to employees   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has sought a one-time assistance of Rs 5 crore from the State Government for payment of the remaining arrears of its employees. “Chief Executive Member Pyngshngain N Syiem has requested Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma to provide the Council with this one-time assistance of Rs 5 crore [Full Article...]

KHADC for a stringent Khasi marriage Act

It took a woman MDC to move a pro-woman Bill   By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The second day of the budget session in the KHADC on Wednesday witnessed a heated debate over the increasing number of cases of ‘desertion’ in the Khasi matrilineal society. Khasi matriliny is known for high attrition rates in marriage and men wantonly deserting their wives. While moving a motion [Full Article...]

KHADC ‘rapped’ for allowing illegal mining in W Khasi Hills

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Lone KHNAM MDC in the KHADC, Adelbert Nongrum, has come down heavily on the Congress-led Executive Committee for allowing Maheshwari Mining Private Limited to operate in West Khasi Hills district despite claiming that it had cancelled the company’s trading license. “I have inspected the spot and seen for myself that the firm has its office in Ranikor area,” Nongrum said [Full Article...]

Mother of two dies in attempt to save friends’ life

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: In an unfortunate incident, a woman died after being electrocuted while attempting to save the life of her friend who is battling for her life at a city hospital. The deceased, Anita Sangma, 28, mother of two children, died while trying to save the life of her friend, Sheetal Joshi. The incident occurred at the Police Reserve residential quarters in [Full Article...]

‘KHADC cannot handle primary school burden’

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The KHADC on Wednesday admitted that it was pilferage of funds to the tune of Rs 61 lakh which had compelled the State Government to take over the responsibility of primary schools from the Council in 1984, and it would be impossibly for the fund-starved KHADC to manage the schools even it gets back the responsibility. Executive Member in charge [Full Article...]