C&RD minister assures of action against irregularities in MGNREGS

Shillong, Sept  7: Meghalaya Community & Rural Development (C&RD) department minister Saleng A Sangma assured the assembly that the government is taking all necessary actions against alleged “irregularities” in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the state. Sangma told the house,  “The department Read More

Shillong Medical College to become function in 2016

Shillong, Sept 7: Meghalaya deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh ; who holds the Health and Family Welfare portfolio, informed the assembly Friday that the Shillong Medical College’s first batch will commence from 2016. Lyngdoh said, “However, the proposal for setting up the Shillong Medical College is still in the bidding Read More

Meghalaya Emblem not yet ready

Shillong, Sept 7:  GAD minister AL Hek informed the assembly Friday that the government is yet to notify ‘Emblem’ of the state as it is still in the process of making improvement and modification after which it will be send to the Cabinet for approval. Hek was replying to zero Read More

Marriage registration compulsory now

Shillong, Sept 7: The Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage Bills, 2012 and two other bills- Meghalaya Excise Amendment Bill, 2012 and the Police Amendment Bill, 2012- were passed on the last day of the three days autumn session of the Meghalaya Assembly. With the passage of the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration Read More

Chaudhuri prefers three tiers I-card to ILP to check influx

Shillong, Sept 6: Legislator Manas Chaudhuri suggested for introduction of the ‘three-tier-identity-card’ system instead of the ‘inner-line-permit’ as a more effective mechanism to check influx and illegal entry of foreign nationals into Meghalaya. Moving a resolution in the assembly Thursday Chaudhuri said, “Issue of influx is real. We need to Read More

Legislators bat for state’s own cadre

Shillong, Sept 6: Legislators cutting across party lines pleaded with the government to impress upon the union government for introducing its own IAS and IPS cadres instead of the joint Assam-Meghalaya cadres. The legislators also felt that there is a need for introducing ‘special police battalion’, ‘inter-state border area development Read More

Latest BPL families figure under survey: Laloo

Shillong, Sept 6: The Meghalaya government doesn’t have the latest data of the BPL families in the state as the Community and Rural Development department is carrying out “social-economic” survey to determine its number. Food and Civil Supplies minister RC Laloo informed the assembly Thursday of the C&RD effort of Read More

NESO bandh total, except in Jowai proper

  Shillong, Sept 6: The twelve hours NESO bandh in Meghalaya was peaceful and complete except in Jowai proper where attendance was recorded at 62 percent in government offices and eighty percent in the Jaintia hills deputy commissioner’s office. Business establishments, banks, education institutions closed their shutters in response to the Read More