MeECL reaches critical point; consumers feel cheated

MeECL reaches critical point; consumers feel cheated State reeling under unprecedented power cuts Shillong: From Wednesday the MeECL has resorted to a seven-hour load shedding schedule in the city with timings varying from locality to locality. A senior Government official said the load shedding is necessary since the State has reached a critical point as far as power generation is concerned. The Government owes different Central Power Corporations over Rs. 473 [Full Article...]

UDP mulls mass movement to protest power cuts

SHILLONG: Political parties in Meghalaya are usually busy with political issues like ILP and inter-state border dispute, but the UDP has decided to keep itself occupied with a more mundane issue touching the everyday lives of the people of the State – the frequent power cuts. The party is planning to organize a mass movement if the State Government fails to address the erratic [Full Article...]

4 minors dead in accidental fire in Ri Bhoi

NONGPOH: In an unfortunate incident, four minors were burnt alive while one sustained grievous injuries in an accidental fire at Umkaduh village, around five kilometres from Nongpoh in Ri Bhoi District on Wednesday morning. The victims were identified as Wanbha Jynthem (8), son of Saralin Jynthem and Barwel Syngkli; Herbert Jynthem (7) son of Derina Jynthem and Iaineh Syngkli; Saphika Jynthem (7) and Gulabsha [Full Article...]

Counting of votes in 13 centres in State

SHILLONG: Counting of votes for both Shillong and Tura Lok Sabha seats will be held in all the 13 centres across the State on May 16 with the Election Commission clearing the request of the State Election department in this regard, an Election official said. Earlier, the Election Commission of India had asked the Election Department to arrange for counting of votes only in [Full Article...]

Mawiong ISBT sanctioned

SHILLONG: Meghalaya’s first inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) at Mawlai Mawiong is set to become a reality with necessary sanctions for the project already being made. Transport Minister HDR Lyngdoh on Wednesday said that the sanction for the project has been received and the department is in the process of floating tender for the project. The construction of the proposed ISBT at Mawiong was approved [Full Article...]

Sugar ‘bitter’ sans subsidy

SHILLONG: The delay of almost a year on the part of the State Government to bear the cost of subsidized sugar even after the Centre’s direction in this regard has forced the people of the State to buy this item of daily use at higher rates. At present, people have no choice but to buy sugar from the open market at a price ranging [Full Article...]

Crorepati Jha has six court cases pending in Meghalaya, Bihar

SHILLONG: There are as many as six pending cases in which cognizance has been taken by the court against Chandra Mohan Jha, the Vice Chancellor of the controversial CMJ University, who was arrested in Bihar on Tuesday. As per the affidavit filed by Jha before the Returning Officer to contest the Lok Sabha election from Jhanjharpur constituency of Bihar, he has as many as [Full Article...]

Govt aims to bring ANVC-B under pact ambit

SHILLONG: The State Home department officials would be holding a meeting on Thursday to discuss ways and means to rehabilitate cadres of the breakaway faction of ANVC, the ANVC-B. Sources informed that the Government is contemplating to rehabilitate the cadres of the faction since it was not brought under the ambit of the draft peace pact which was signed in January 2013. To a [Full Article...]