Daily Archives: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

New Bill to cover Chief Minister

New Bill to cover Chief Minister Govt to place Lokayukta Bill on the last day of House session By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Following pressure from anti-graft protesters, the State Cabinet has decided to introduce the Lokayukta Bill, 2012 on the last day of the ongoing Winter Session of the State Assembly repealing the existing Act. Informing this after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said the [Full Article...]

Speaker rejects adjournment motion on graft

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope on Tuesday disallowed an adjournment motion on the issue of corruption proposed by the Opposition Leader Conrad Sangma. Soon after the Question Hour, Sangma brought to the notice of the Speaker the submission of his adjournment motion, quoting the relevant rules of the conduct of the business of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. Without directly referring [Full Article...]

Too much leniency shown to lessee: Panel

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: An Assembly Committee which examined the reasons for the undue delay in the completion of Crowborough Hotel project has said that too much leniency is shown to the lessee, Lessly Shylla, who is executing the project. The report of the Assembly Committee on Public Undertakings, which was placed in the Assembly on Tuesday, said as per agreement signed between the [Full Article...]

West Garo Hills police sans manpower

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The West Garo Hills Police force has been functioning with a shortfall of manpower and crime in the district more than doubled while the number of pending cases also increased during 2006-2011, stated the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report which was placed in the Assembly on Tuesday. At a time when insurgency activities in Garo Hills are on the [Full Article...]

Grenade found in Tura main market

From Our Correspondent TURA: A high explosive hand grenade recovered from the heart of Tura main market sometime during the early hours of Tuesday sent shock waves among the business community and the public and speculation is rife that the attempt to create mayhem was undertaken either by the GNLA or the breakaway faction ANVC-B. Tura police were in for a shock when early [Full Article...]

Govt refutes substandard food allegations

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Social Welfare Department on Tuesday refuted the allegations leveled against it on the supply of substandard and unhealthy food to children under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP). While taking serious note of the allegations, Secretary, Social Welfare, T Dkhar said that the department shall initiate steps to conduct nutrient analysis test in reputed laboratories to confirm the veracity of [Full Article...]

Poll panel takes exception to govt raising LPG cap to 9

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Tuesday took strong exception to the Centre’s move to increase the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders ahead of the Gujarat elections and asked it to stop it forthwith. The EC also sought an explanation from Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily by Wednesday for his announcement about raising the cap. Taking suo moto cognizance of Moily’s announcement, the Commission [Full Article...]

Banking with SBI

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The State Government has notified the implementation of the State Government Salary Package (SGSP) scheme for its employees banking with the State Bank of India (SBI). An MoU has been executed with the SBI for providing value additions to salaried employees in addition to facilities available to general SBI account holders. The value additions to be made available includes personal [Full Article...]