CM seeks PM’s intervention on coal mining

From Our Special Correspondent Mukul SOS to Modi on NGT ban New Delhi: With the wave of protests against National Green Tribunal’s ban on coal mining getting louder and louder in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma finally stepped in urging the Centre to allow the State Government to regulate the largely unregulated mining activities in view of the peculiar ground realties in the Hill [Full Article...]

State mapping areas to tap wind energy

SHILLONG: Power-starved Meghalaya is preparing “wind energy density maps” to identify regions in the mountainous state where wind energy could be tapped to meet the power requirement. “The MeECL (Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited) is mapping certain areas of the state where wind mills could be set up to harness the energy,” John Kharshiing, co-chairman of the Meghalaya State Planning Board, told journalists after a [Full Article...]

Gunmen release cop’s son in GH

URA: The son of a police officer who was abducted by gunmen from his home in Mendipathar has been released unharmed on Thursday afternoon, five days later. Tennybirth Ch Momin (27) was picked up from his home in Do’me Anti locality of Mendipather town on Sunday morning by a group of gun totting criminals. On Thursday afternoon he returned home unharmed but was unwilling [Full Article...]

Cash crunch hits banned HNLC

Militant outfit using ‘sympathizers’ to raise fund: Police SHILLONG: A day after the arrest of the three overground workers of proscribed HNLC, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police M Kharkrang on Thursday revealed that the outfit at present is facing severe fund crisis. The city police on Wednesday foiled HNLC’s bid to kidnap the son of an exporter by arresting three ‘workers’ of the [Full Article...]

Installation of CCTV cameras on in city

SHILLONG: As part of the ‘Safe Secure Shillong’ scheme, the State police has started installing CCTV cameras in 28 locations including main commercial hubs of the city. “In the first phase, we are installing CCTVs cameras in the 28 prime locations of the city,” M Kharkrang, SP, East Khasi Hills told newsmen here on Thursday. Besides the main commercial hubs, Kharkrang said that the [Full Article...]

144 CrPC promulgated

SHILLONG: In view of the HANM’s proposed sit-in demonstration in front of Meghalaya High Court where a hearing will be held on NGT’s ban rat hole mining in Meghalaya on Thursday, the East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner has promulgated Section 144 CrPC. With this order, assembly of five or more people within 200 metre radius of Meghalaya High Court has been prohibited. Similarly, carrying [Full Article...]

Hearing on NGT ban today

Transportation of extracted coal may get green signal SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is likely to allow transportation of the leftover coal during its two-day sitting here from Friday, but the decision to lift the ban on rat hole mining will be taken at a later stage once the criteria for safe mining is adopted. It was on April 17 that NGT imposed [Full Article...]

Meghalaya daily crime update

Theft On July 30 around 4 pm, unknown miscreant entered the house of Heltina Nongrum at Langkyrding and stole her gold earring and finger ring. Matter is under enquiry. Ranjit Kumar Das, Executive Engineer, Meghalaya Central Division, CPWD, Shillong lodged a complaint at Mawlai PS that on July 25, unknown miscreant broke into the Special Area Games Centre, NEHU, Shillong and stole fittings and [Full Article...]