CM-CEM rift widens

Pynshngain quits as chairman of Meghalaya Economic Development Council SHILLONG: In the aftermath of the Meghalaya Assembly passing the amendment Bill against dual posts, the rift between Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and KHADC Chief Executive Member P.N. Syiem further widened on Monday with the latter announcing his resignation from the post of chairman of Meghalaya Economic Development Council (MEDC). Syiem quit the post of [Full Article...]

Amendment Bill still stuck with Advocate General

SHILLONG: More than 10 days after the State Assembly passed the amendment Bill barring MLAs from holding the post of MDCs, the Bill remains stuck with Advocate General K.S. Kynjing. It was on September 24 that the Bill was passed by the Assembly and subsequently sent to the Governor. An official source said on Monday that after the Bill was    sent to the Governor, [Full Article...]

Interim relief for high rise owners

SHILLONG: At least four owners of buildings which were listed by the High Court of Meghalaya for dismantling of additional floors, received respite from the Supreme Court till  October 12 after they sought the intervention of the apex court on Monday in the form of a Special Leave petition. The top court will conduct the next hearing on the petition filed by Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla [Full Article...]

State to have its own water policy soon

SHILLONG: The State Government would shortly announce the proposed water policy which would lay much needed emphasis on the need to regulate over exploitation of ground water resources. Speaking to The Shillong Times on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister in charge of Water Resources, Rowell Lyngdoh, asserted that it will not take much time before the Government announces the water policy. The water policy would [Full Article...]

Church torched by miscreants in Garo Hills

TURA: A Church belonging to the Jesus Light for All Nations Ministry was torched by unknown miscreants on October 2, according to a delayed report here. The Church is located about five kilometers from Rongram between Wa’ram Songma, Retigre, Wa’ram A’sim, Boldak A’pal and Te’bronggre villages in West Garo Hills District. According to Order R Marak, Senior Pastor of the Ministry, the incident took [Full Article...]

Meghalaya set to implement food security Act by Dec-end

SHILLONG: The State Government has expressed its commitment to implement the much awaited Food Security Act before the end of this year. Sources on Monday informed that the State Government has set a deadline to implement the Act within this year. The Meghalaya Cabinet had, earlier this year, approved the implementation of the National Food Security Act, 2013 in the State. According to sources, [Full Article...]

Union MoS visit to State

SHILLONG: Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, will address the North East Food Processing Conclave at Hotel Polo Towers on Tuesday. The conclave which will begin at 10.30 am is being organized by the Commerce and Industries department in collaboration with the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

State Govt to re-submit report to NHRC: Naik

SHILLONG: Addl. Chief Secretary in charge of Urban and Municipal Affairs, P. Naik, on Monday asserted that government would re-submit the report sought by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the alleged arrest of CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing while she was protesting against an eviction drive conducted by the Meghalaya Urban Development Authority at Umsawli on the outskirts of the city in 2013. [Full Article...]