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Students of St Anthony’s School, Shillong dominate list of top ten in HSSLC, 2021

SHILLONG, August 5: Students of St Anthony's School, Shillong secured five positions among the top ten positions in HSSLC (Arts Stream) Examination, 2021. The MBOSE declared the results today. Students from St Edmund's School, Shillong secured four positions among the top ten while students of St Mary's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and Lady Kean  College, Shillong secured one position each among the rank holders. Out of the 25683 candidates appearing for the examination this year, 20740 have cleared the…

Railway to city no show

SHILLONG, Aug 4: Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s claim that all the capitals of the Northeastern states, including Shillong, will have railway connectivity by 2023-2024 has not found any takers in Meghalaya. A Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said it would be impossible to connect Shillong with railways within 2024. “If the NFR is allowed to start work now, the Tetelia-Byrnihat line can be completed in one-and-a-half years,” he said. The Tetelia-Byrnihat railway project was halted in 2017-18. The MDA government…

Former MP HC judge to probe ‘rice scam’

SHILLONG, Aug 4: The state government has appointed Justice (Retd) Mool Chand Garg of Madhya Pradesh High Court to head the independent inquiry into the rice scam that was unearthed in Assam over two months ago. A notification in this regard was issued by the Chief Secretary, MS Rao, on July 29 after close to two months since the scam was exposed by media. The terms of reference for the one man committee is to inquire into the matter of rice allotted to Milkcose (India) Limited for the supplementary nutrition programme…

Boundary dispute complex but resolution possible: Tongkhar

NONGSTOIN/SHILLONG, Aug 4: The regional committee on border dispute for West Khasi Hills, led by PHE Minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, is optimistic that the boundary dispute was complex in nature but a resolution was not impossible. The committee on Wednesday visited the areas of differences in West Khasi Hills. Tongkhar was accompanied by the committee’s co-chairman and Water Resources Minister Brolding Nongsiej, MLAs Macmillan Byrsat, Kimfa Sydney Marbaniang, Gigur Myrthong, former MLA KP Pangniang, Khasi Hills…

‘Cannot shut coke plants having NOC’

SHILLONG, Aug 4: Revenue and Disaster Minister, Kyrmen Shylla on Wednesday maintained that the No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by local authorities is crucial for setting up plants or factories and advised the traditional heads to hold consultative meetings before issuing any clearance as the state government cannot stop anyone from setting up a plant if the paper works are clear. “People may like it or not but we cannot stop those who have obtained NOC for setting up of coke factories,” Shylla said a day after the…

COVID surge: Tynsong rules out fresh lockdown

SHILLONG, Aug 4: In his first reaction since assuming charge of the Health Department, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has ruled out fresh lockdown but said discussions would be held soon for new sets of restrictions and strategies to contain the spread of the COVID-19 infections. The positivity graph in the state has been climbing. “The question of lockdown does not arise. I appeal to the citizens of the state is to take care and get vaccinated as the situation is very grim,” Tynsong told reporters on Wednesday.…

Implementing National Edn Policy in NEHU main objective: Shukla

SHILLONG, Aug 4: Newly appointed NEHU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla says his prime objective as the new VC is to implement the New Education Policy 2020 in letter and spirit since the Policy has many salient features that are intended to improve educational outcomes. Currently I am in the process of familiarizing myself with all the Departments and finding out how to strengthen the departments and also what facilities are available in the campus. “It is also my intention to solve the problems of employees and…
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