SHILLONG, July 19: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma is batting for the North Eastern states taking the lead in carrying forth the Act East Policy of the Centre, where they can engage with neigbouring nations and the larger ASEAN region to promote trade, commerce and cultural relations.
Speaking at the 10th Edition of Delhi Dialogue in New Delhi, Conrad appreciated the progressive steps taken by the Centre in holding the dialogue annually since 2009 wherein political leaders, policy makers, senior officials, diplomats, think tanks and academicians have been actively deliberating upon the ASEAN-India relation.
SHILLONG, July 19: Seeking a quick approval of the list of Executive Members which he had proposed recently, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has said that he will seek the intervention of the State Minister in charge of District Council Affairs (DCA), James K Sangma in this regard.
“I will take up this matter with the DCA minister because it will be too late if we have to wait till the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma returns from New Delhi on July 22,” Shylla informed here on Thursday.
TURA, July 19: Tribal minority bodies of Garo Hills have came out in denial of claims that they are demanding separate autonomous councils as had been widely reported in the media.
In a statement on Thursday, the All Bodo Students’ Union, Meghalaya Koch Association, All Rabha Students’ Union, Meghalaya Rabha Jatio Sewa Sangha, Meghalaya State Committee (MSC) of Bodo Sahitya Sabha and MSC Bodo Sahitya Sabha clarified on the matter.
SHILLONG, July 19: UDP member Equator Nongrang and PDF member Morningstar Mawsor have filed their respective nominations for the elections to the post of Deputy Chief Executive Member (DyCEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
The two MDCs had filed their nominations on Thursday, a day before the said elections are to be held.
KOLKATA, July 19 (IANS): Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said terrorism should not be seen as a battle between the Christian countries of the West and the Islamic countries in the Middle East. It is all about identifying and wiping out a small section that believes in extremism.
Criticizing US President Donald Trump’s view on terrorism, he said it is more of an intellectual battle against those who believe in the “perverted view” of the Islamic religion.
TURA, July 19: The road from Mendipathar to Resubelpara which was constructed with the much vaunted use of German technology is breaking apart at its seams just 3 months after being laid. Incidentally when the contractors were asked to repair the road, they used cement and stone chips, instead of completing repairs, much to the chagrin of those that use the road daily.
The contractors CCL Infrastructure have now become synonymous with an attitude that is making a mockery of the entire system of awarding contracts for construction or repair, with the company even in SGH not even taking up their job at road repair despite the passage of 1 year of getting the contract.
SHILLONG, July 19: Amidst reports of formalin contamination coming in from other states of the North East region, spot testing of the fish imported into Meghalaya began on Thursday.
“We have conducted spot testing for formalin in 20 types of imported fish and all were found to be negative,” Food Safety assistant commissioner DBS Mukhim said.