Daily Archives: Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Govt okays new industrial policy

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Replacing the 15-year-old state industrial policy, the State Cabinet on Saturday approved the new Meghalaya Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, 2012 aimed at preventing land alienation and to protect the interest of local entrepreneurs. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said the new policy, which replaced the industrial policy of 1997, would also help to [Full Article...]

State Govt doles out pre-poll bonanza

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: With a clear eye on the assembly elections likely in February-March next year, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Saturday launched the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) which will provide health insurance cover for all the residents of the State. With this Meghalaya became one of the first States in India to launch this kind of scheme. The scheme will [Full Article...]

State NCP told to keep watch on Agatha

By Our Reporter SHILLLONG: The NCP leadership has directed the party’s state unit to keep a watch on the activities of Agatha Sangma and send a report to the high command if she campaigns for the newly-formed NPP during the upcoming Assembly elections. Informing this here on Saturday, the NCP’s state unit president Sanbor Shullai said the directive was given during a recent meeting [Full Article...]

Get to polling station using Google Map

Agartala: The electors can now locate their polling stations and access other electoral information online using Google Maps, an official said here on Saturday. “Electors can now locate online the polling stations where they are supposed to cast their vote. They can do so by visiting the Election Commission or state chief electoral officer’s website,” Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal said. He said: [Full Article...]

Locals to get preference in power projects

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The State Cabinet has decided to incorporate a new clause in the power policy to encourage local tribal residents to take up power projects in the State. Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Saturday that the Government decided to add one more clause in the power policy aimed at giving preference to interested local [Full Article...]

Mulayam threatens to review support

Mainpuri : Terming the proposed legislation on SC/ST quota in promotion as anti-national, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said his party would review its stand on supporting the UPA government from outside, if the Bill is passed. “If voting is done on the Bill in the House, I will reconsider my party’s support to the government…. We will review party’s outside [Full Article...]

Jail probe panel yet to submit report

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: The magisterial inquiry panel, probing the alleged irregularities in the Shillong district jail, is yet to submit the report to the State government as it is still waiting to get a statement from Kulbir Krishan, who is holding the dual charge of DG — police and prisons. Due to this deadline for submission of the report, which was originally November [Full Article...]

Doc assaulted, looted in GH

By Our Reporter SHILLONG: Unidentified miscreants, armed with lethal weapons, assaulted a resident doctor of Mahendraganj Community Health Centre (CHC) Dr Apchan Sangma on Saturday afternoon. According to police, the miscreants, numbering around 10 to 15, besides assaulting the doctor looted Rs 17, 000 from him, gold ornaments belonging to one of the female staff. They also took away one motorcycle. According to a [Full Article...]