SHILLONG, Sept 17: The long awaited peace pact between the two militant outfits- A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its breakaway faction ANVC(B)- and the Meghalaya and union governments is all set to be inked in New Delhi on September 24.
After a meeting with the ANVC leaders here on Wednesday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “The final signing of the agreed text for settlement will be signed next week on September 24 in Delhi”.
SHILLONG, Sept 17: The State government on Wednesday announced that the historic Motphran over bridge will be dismantled from September 20, after technical experts declared the latter to be unsafe for use by pedestrians.
The over 30 year-old bridge was built near a sandstone monument erected by the British to pay tribute to the brave souls who selflessly laid down their lives for the cause of Britain during World War I.
“The Motphran Bridge will be dismantled on September 20 and the process of dismantling will continue till the following day on September 21,” officials said.
Tura, Sept 17: The Federation of Khasi Jaintia Garo People (FKJGP) on Wednesday has filed a FIR against an extortionist who had been found collecting money in the name of the Federation. The culprit identified as Tengra Ch Marak has allegedly collected money in the name of the NGO from places like Baghmara, Dalu, Tura and Williamnagar. The FIR which was filed on Tuesday in the Tura Police Station stated that the person had been at the act for quite some time now.
Marak, who has been collecting money under the name of different organizations including the A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) has been at it for more than a year now and was caught in the act of collecting money in the name of the FKJGP recently but was able to escape after which authorities were contacted and an FIR filed. He then landed up in Williamnagar and carried on with his illegal activities.
SHILLONG, Sept 16: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit Tuesday said he would go ahead with the public rally as the people deserve to know the reasons behind the turmoil in the council even as he expressed willingness to accept the conditions of the UDP provided it is constructive.
“I don’t have any difficulty in working under certain precondition if they are for the benefit of the indigenous people of the state,” Basaiawmoit told reporters while announcing that he would go ahead with the public rally proposed to be held on September 19.
SHILLONG, Sept 17: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) sleuths on Wednesday arrested an official of the Meghalaya Education Department after he was caught taking bribe from a school teacher at his office in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district.
The Sub Divisional School Education Inspector Lufter Rahman was arrested by the CID from his office at Mairang in the district, Special Superintendent of Police (CID), CA Lyngwa informed.
SHILLONG, Sept 17: Inflation may have dropped below 4 percent of late but it has not been able to bring down the high prices of vegetables, fishes and other essentials. With potatoes being sold at over Rs 30 per kg in various markets of Shillong, the ongoing rise in prices has literally made holes in commoners’ pockets, who are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet.
There are many who opine that with the change in the union government, they are expecting some amount of respite from the inflation but instead it has gone from bad to worse.
SHILLONG, Sept 16: The Deputy Chairman of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Pyniaid Sing Syiem Tuesday expressed protest against State government’s move to acquire more land for developing the New Shillong Township (NST) in Mawdiangdiang-Mawkasiang.
“I am very much against the move of the government to acquire more land in Mawdiangdiang-Mawkasiang for developing the New Shillong Township,” Syiem said in his letter to the Urban Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh on Tuesday.