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Lokayukta directs probe into non implementation of projects in Asanang

Tura, May 20:  The Meghalaya Lokayukta has directed an investigation into the non implementation of several projects under Asanang constituency near Tura against which a complaint case was recently filed by social activist from Williamnagar Nilbath Ch Marak. The direction which was addressed to the Director General of Police (DGP) comes, after the complaint case was remanded back to the Lokayukta and a hearing on the matter was taken up on May 18. According to Marak, the case involved a total of 49 developmental…

Activist demands revocation of permission for coal transport

Tura, May 20: Self proclaimed social activist from Shillong, Kingstone Bolwari has submitted a complaint to the Meghalaya DGP over the continuance of rat hole mining in the state despite the Supreme Court banning the activity and the state government claiming to have taken various steps to prevent it. Copies of the same complaint were also forwarded to other officials including the IG of BSF, Commissioner of Customs and SP of Customs. “The Supreme Court in an order dated.03.06.2019 has prevented rat-hole…

50 years of Meghalaya postponed due to storm

Tura, May 20: In view of the unpredictable heavy cyclonic storm that occurred on 19th May evening, which caused heavy damage to preparations at the venue including stage, pandal, stalls, equipments, etc, the Celebration of 50 years of Meghalaya's statehood scheduled to be held on 20th May, 2022 stands postponed until further notice. Inconvenience caused to all concerned is highly regretted.

Jio provides complimentary services  in NE areas hit by thunderstorms, flood, landslides 

Shillong, May 20: Reliance Jio has announced complimentary four-day unlimited plan - with unlimited free calls within its network and data services upto 1.5 gb per day, along with 100 SMS per day for a period of four days to its customers in the natural-calamities affected states of North East, according to Press statement. Jio said in a message sent to customers in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, “During last few days your service experience was impacted due to extreme weather conditions. As a goodwill…

‘No inquiry but punish PWD officers if at fault’

SHILLONG, May 19: PWD Minister, Prestone Tynsong has ruled out a probe into the alleged poor quality construction of the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Mawlai Mawiong but said the officers concerned should be punished for lapses, if any. He said the officers release the bills of all projects only after they are satisfied with the quality of work undertaken. Tynsong, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, said, “There is no need to talk about inquiry. We should talk about how to improve it (ISBT) or if it needs to be…

Guv nod to Village & Town Development Council Act

SHILLONG, May 19: Decks have been cleared for direct central funding to the Dorbar Shnong with Governor Satya Pal Malik giving his assent to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Village and Town Development Council) Act, 2021. The direct funding will be enabled through creation of village and town development councils. Revealing the development on Thursday, KHADC Executive Member in-charge Elaka, Jambor War said, “The Governor had given his assent to the bill recently. We will now need to come up with the rules for…

‘Himas, not KHADC, to file PIL against border pact’

SHILLONG, May 19: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council on Thursday clarified that the five affected Himas are planning to move a PIL before the court to challenge the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between Meghalaya and Assam for resolution of the dispute in six of the 12 areas of differences. KHADC Executive Member in-charge Elaka, Jambor War said that the five Himas – Hima Jirang, Hima Nongspung, Hima Mylliem, Hima Jyrngam and Hima Nonglang – were contemplating to file the PIL but it was wrongly…
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