CEM allocates portfolios

SHILLONG: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Titos Chyne said that there is a need to set up a library in the Council to ensure that people get information about the Khasi tribe. “There is no library of the Council which will collect information and knowledge about the history of the Khasis. There are many people who want to make a research study on traditions and customs,” he said, while delivering a speech to thank the newly-elected chairman, Pyniaid Sing Syiem. Similarly,…

CEM allocates portfolios

SHILLONG: The CEM of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Titos Chyne, has allocated portfolios to the 11 Executive Members (EMs). Chyne has assumed charge of General Administration, Posting and Transfer, Establishment etc., Deputy CEM Gigur Myrthong gets Finance, Planning, Mines and Minerals, Martle Mukhim will look after Development and Education while Rangkynsai Kharbuki gets charge of Trade, Water Resources, etc. Victor Ranee will look after Arts & Culture, Health & Sanitation and Labour, Teibor…

Broomstick tax-free, says agri minister

SHILLONG: Agriculture Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh informed that broomstick has been exempted from tax payment and there should not be any confusion about the matter. “We have made it clear that on the part of the government, the items cannot be taxed,” he said. He recalled that the government, in a notification, has declared broomstick as agro-forestry product. It may be mentioned that traders in Mawiong Regulated Market refuse to take any of the broomstick brought by the farmers citing exorbitant Transit Pass (TP) issued…

Crime Update

Misuse of car pass On May 24, KSU Nongstoin Unit apprehended two persons —Dip Gupta and Radhe Kishan Singh — while they were attempting to sell fruits at Nongstoin Market, West Khasi Hills, illegally without valid permission from the authorities. The duo used a pick-up truck (ML-05-5831) with car pass valid in East Khasi Hills only. Theft Santa Chettri lodged a complaint that on May 15, miscreants stole 30-metre-long copper wire from an outdoor AC Vent in Iewduh, Shillong.

Fire destroys 6 shops at Riangdo

NONGSTOIN: As many as six shops were totally damaged while many others partially affected after a fire broke out in Riangdo market, a delayed report said. Secretary of Riangdo village Aibor L Nonglait informed that the fire was likely to spread to the Meghalaya Rural Bank with flames blazing high, however, the villagers along with the fire fighters managed to control the inferno. Nonglait said that the total cost of the damage was not yet ascertained. The villagers and shop owners suspect that the fire resulted due to…

Police seize fake challans meant for coal transport

SHILLONG: Several fake challans meant for illegal transportation coal were recovered by the police in North Garo Hills on Tuesday night. According to the police, information was received that fake challans were being sold for Rs 70,000 in Dainadubi area and the officer-in charge of the area rushed to spot and arrested two persons identified as Rozab Ali (42) of Karabala, Assam, and Aksad Ali (32) of Jogigopa, Assam. Police recovered 31 fake P-forms/challans. On interrogation, they revealed that one Manohar Ali of…

NSUI asks NEHU to refrain from online exams

SHILLONG: The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has urged the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) not to hold online examinations stating that the “idea is not feasible”. The union, in a letter to the comptroller of examination, NEHU, said that many students are facing a wide range of difficulties including lack of proper network connectivity, access to smart phone, laptops, etc. “We understand that these are unprecedented times and we have to adapt to the situation but online examinations will cause…

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