SHILLONG, April 18: The citizens of Meghalaya on Saturday appealed to the Centre to ensure ‘safety’ and ‘security’ to all Christians living across the India. The appeal was made at a ‘peace rally’ organized by the Indian Catholic Youth Movement – Shillong Archdiocese held here in the city, to protest all forms of atrocities against Christian including the vandalizing and burning down of churches.
The peace rally which started from the premises of the State Central Library to Cathedral Church at Laitumkhrah, was participated by over ten thousand students and people drawn from all walks of life.
TURA, April 18: The zonal leaders of the Garo Students Union (GSU), who earlier led claim to the formation of a new Chief Executive Committee (CEC) of the Union after the alleged postponement of the CEC elections, in a release addressed to all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the five Garo Hills districts announced the new interim body of the NGO.
The new interim body has further threatened to take action against any individual or group for using the name of the GSU CEC without the prior consent of the various zonal leaders.
TURA, April 17: The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Friday passed an edict whereby it has ordered all privately run clinics in Garo Hills to permanently close down.
In a press communiqué issued on Friday, the joint publicity secretary of the outfit, Garo Mandei Ch Marak said, “We warn that all private clinics in Garo Hills must stop. Only the pharmacies will continue. All government doctors should practice and attend to the sick patients only in the hospitals and not outside or in private clinics run by any proprietor.”
SHILLONG, April 17: Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) on Friday sought for a thorough investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged violation against the implementation of four lane Jorabat-Barapani road project in Ri Bhoi district.
“We urge that a thorough investigation be carried out to ascertain who has given the work to the two companies – NKC Project (P) Ltd and YFC Project (P) Ltd and under what rule were they given the contract,” CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said in a letter to the SP of CBI, Shillong, on Friday.
SHILLONG, April 18: The Eastern Air Command (EAC) on Saturday shot down the allegations against it with regard to the government’s plans to hand over land to it.
In a press statement issued on Saturday, Defence Public Relations Officer, Group Captain Amit Mahajan said, “It is hereby clarified that this is absolutely baseless allegation being leveled by some vested interests against the Eastern Air Command.”
Agartala, April 17 (IANS): The Left-ruled Tripura maintained its top position for the sixth consecutive year by providing 88 person-days’ rural jobs per household under the job guarantee scheme during the 2014-15 fiscal, a cabinet minister said here on Friday.
“Tripura has been providing the highest average employment for the past six years under the MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme),” Tripura Rural Development Minister Naresh Jamatia told reporters here.
He said: “Tripura provided 88 days of work per household in the just concluded financial year (2014-15) against the national average of 40 person-days.”
SHILLONG, April 17: Assam Additional Chief Secretary would conduct a hearing at Khliehriat, the district headquarter of East Jaintia Hills (EJH), relating to the deaths of 14 construction labourers recently, officials informed here.
“The hearing will be conducted by the additional CS of Assam on April 20,” the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of EJH district, WR Lyngdoh said in a statement issued here on Friday.