Bureaucrat bows before legislators

By Our Reporter Assembly today witnessed a rare incident where a serving bureaucrat was made to tender an apology before the House and its members for breach of privilege. Zenithsky J. Sangma, a bureaucrat belonging to the Meghalaya Civil Service (MCS), and who had served as the chief executive officer Read More

Uranium mining issue

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, MAR 23: The Meghalaya government today agreed to hold a visit by the Assembly to the 1500 boreholes drilled for exploratory mining by the Uranium Corporation of India Limited in areas under South West Khasi Hills district. “We will proceed with this and find out the Read More

Syiem slams Govt

SHILLONG, MAR 22: Suspended Congress legislator from Mawsynram Pynshngain N Syiem today warned the state government not to force the chief of the district council to move court for non-releasing of royalty share. Raising a supplementary in the Assembly here, Syiem, who is also the KHADC chief, lambasted the government’s Read More

Complaint against MLA

SHILLONG, MAR 22: Residents of Mawprem area today sought action against Shillong West legislator Paul Lyngdoh for allegedly misappropriating over Rs 55.80 lakh of public funds under the Special Urban Works Programme as revealed by an RTI report. In an FIR submitted to the Chief Vigilance Commissioner KS Kropha, who Read More

Govt intervention sought on landless

SHILLONG, MAR 22: The Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) today demanded from the state government to identify all community lands in view that over 76 per cent of the tribal population is “landless” in the state. Moving a cut motion in the Assembly here, HSPDP chief Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit Read More

GST: Important tax reform

SHILLONG, MAR 21: Meghalaya Taxation Minister Zenith Sangma today informed the Assembly that the soon to be implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be one of the most important indirect tax reforms in the country. Replying to queries in the Assembly here, Sangma said that the GST will replace the Read More

Inquire TSC: Shira

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, MAR 21: Congress Mahendraganj legislator Dikkanchi D Shira today asked the Meghalaya government to inquire into the implementation of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in the state. Raising a supplementary in the Assembly, Shira said she observed that many toilets were constructed under the scheme in Read More

Many meetings, no resolution on boundary

By Our Reporter SHILLONG, MAR 21: In spite of several rounds of meetings, the age-old inter-state boundary dispute between Meghalaya and Assam remains unresolved, the State Assembly was informed today. “For the last so many years, we have had around 21 meetings and still we were not able to solve Read More