Meghalaya

Bandh on; puja exempted

An artist gives finishing touches to an idol of Goddess Durga in city on Monday. Durga puja will begin from October 1.   (ST) Defy shutdown call: Roshan Warjri  • Refrain from  merry-making on Oct 1, 2: HNLC   SHILLONG: Home Minister Roshan Warjri has urged the people of the State to defy the bandh call given by HNLC even as the proscribed outfit has decided to exempt people attending to religious ceremonies from the purview of the 24- hour shutdown commencing from 6 pm of October 1. [Full Article...]

Contractor of CM’s bungalow cheated

SHILLONG: The cont-ractor of the Chief Minister’s bungalow lost over Rs 20 lakh after the supplier of intercom for the bungalow built at the cost of Rs 10 crore, fled away with the money. According to police, Motibar Kharkrang of Forest Colony, who is the contractor of the new building of Chief Minister, lodged a complaint at Shillong Sadar police station that in July [Full Article...]

Forum contradicts Govt claim on Mining Plan

SHILLONG: Contradicting the State government’s claim that it has submitted the Mining Plan and Health Plan to the concerned ministries in New Delhi, the State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners, Miners and Dealers Forum has revealed that “government is still on the job”. “We had requested the State Government to give us a copy of the Mining Plan. But the Government could not provide [Full Article...]

KHNAM MDC to head KHADC

ARPA elects Adelbert Nongrum as its new leader SHILLONG: KHNAM MDC Adelbert Nongrum is all set to become the new Chief Executive Member (CEM) of KHADC. Nongrum, an MDC from Jaiaw, was unanimously elected as the new leader of the ruling coalition in the Council -ARPA– during a meeting of the three allies here on Monday. Nongrum will replace Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, who put [Full Article...]

Toll 55; Purno, Salseng visit flood-hit areas

SHILLONG:The death toll in the recent flash floods and landslides in the state has risen to 55 with the recovery of three more bodies, even as the flood waters are slowly receding in some areas, official sources said on Monday. There is light rain in some places in the State. The NH 61 has been opened for all types of vehicles and NH 62 [Full Article...]

Review panel

SHILLONG: The Ministry of Forest and Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has formed a high level committee to review the environmental protection Act, 1986, forest conservation Act, 1980 wildlife protection Act , 1972, the water (Prevention and Control of Pollution), Act 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution), Act 1981.

Public support ‘overwhelming’

Relief pouring in for flood, landslide victims in GH TURA: Support from the general public and local groups and NGOs for the victims of last week’s tragedy has been overwhelming as members of the public including young school children answering to the distress call and stepping forward to help. Ever since news of the devastation was made known in Garo Hills, small groups of [Full Article...]

Govt asks public to donate for floods, landslides victims in State

SHILLONG: In view of the recent devastation caused by floods and landslides, especially in certain parts of Garo Hills, the Government of Meghalaya has decided to issue instructions to the Deputy Commissioners of the Districts to accept contributions in kind from any members of the public who want to join hands in helping the flood victims. The Government has appealed to the general public [Full Article...]