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December 12, 2012

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

CM dismisses Opp scheme misuse allegation

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Conrad Sangma has alleged that some political parties are misusing the recently launched Scheme for Financial Empowerment of Women Raising the issue during Question…

Govt: No land given to Assam

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Professor RC Laloo has informed the State Assembly that no land along the border of Khasi-Jaintia Hills has been given to Assam by the State Government. Prof Laloo said this…