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Policy to hone youth with ‘One Skill One Talent’ in the offing, says CM

TURA, Feb 27: The Meghalaya government has come up with a plan to provide training for youth with one technical skill to empower them given that the number of youth joining the workforce is rising with each passing year. It was also decided to enhance the stipend for those youth who undergo training in various industrial training institutes in the state. The announcement was made by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma while inaugurating a new building block of the Industrial Training Institute in Tura on Saturday…

What Meghalaya Police say about Umdoi incident

SHILLONG, Feb 27: Meghalaya Police today issued a statement about Umdoi incident in which a migrant labourer was killed. The statement is signed by G.K. Iangrai, (MPS) Asstt. Inspector General of Police (A) Meghalaya. The statement says : “In connection with the incident which transpired at St. Xavier's College in Umoid on the 24 th February 2021, it is hereby informed that on the 19th February 2021, 8 (eight) labourers from Ujnghagrar Char village, South Salmara, Mankachar District, Assam had arrived at St. Xavier's…

ADCs to protect rights of tribal communities: LS Speaker

  SHILLONG, Feb 27:  Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the key objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) is to protect the rights of the tribal communities of northeast India, provide them equal rights in the decision-making process and ensure that their administration is carried out in accordance with their traditions and conventions. The Lok Sabha Speaker said that the northeastern states are quite distinct from a geographical and socio-cultural point of view. Keeping this in…

Conrad lays foundation for upgradation of Rongram-Phulbari Hill Road

TURA, Feb 27: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, Power Minister, James P K Sangma, MLAs Thomas A Sangma and S G Esmatur Mominin laid foundation for the upgradation of the Rongram-Phulbari Hill Road today. With the aim of the Government to upgrade the State Road Network and with this objective, the project was sanctioned to upgrade highway road from single lane to intermediate lane for smooth traffic movement. The 60 Km road sanctioned for Rs. 132, 20,63,500 (Rupees One Hundred…

Lok Sabha Speaker asks ADCs to ensure accountability

SHILLONG, Feb 26: Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla has asked the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) to ensure executive accountability. Speaking at an outreach and familiarisation programme for local bodies of Meghalaya and other states of Northeast on Friday, Birla stressed that the ADCs, which function as mini legislative bodies, should ensure executive accountability through discussions and dialogues. Observing that initiatives like “Vocal for Local” will boost local area development, he felt Atmanirbhar Bharat can be…

Anti-defection law in ADCs on Parl’s plan

SHILLONG, Feb 26: The Lok Sabha Speaker assured that the Parliament would hold discussions with local institutions and respective state governments on the idea of introducing anti-defection law in the ADCs. The demand for it is long-standing as the members of the District Councils (MDCs) keep shifting their allegiance to different political parties, resulting in frequent political instability in the ADCs. “We’ve formed a committee and we will hold discussions with elected institutions and state governments on this. The…

District councils need Panchayati Raj-like funding: Conrad

SHILLONG, Feb 26: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has proposed the financial inclusion and empowerment of Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) as done under Panchayati Raj and other grassroots institutions in the country, which, according to him, will strengthen their role in the Sixth Schedule areas. Speaking at the outreach and familiarisation programme, the chief minister pointed out that the biggest problem with ADCs is that they have fund issues, while adding that panchayats have arrangements of funds under Article 280…
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