SHILLONG, Sep 15: The spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who is in charge of the party in Meghalaya, Nalin Kohli has lambasted former Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who had stated that the centre’s health scheme - Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a replica of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) initiated by the then Congress led government.
In this regard, Kohli questioned why the Congress had failed to come back to power in Meghalaya if Dr. Sangma thinks that he has done a good job for the people of the state.
Guwahati, Sep 15 (IANS): A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday awarded death sentence to two and life imprisonment to two others in the mass killings triggered by terrorist outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in 2014.
A statement issued by the NIA said that while two accused, Bishnu Narzary alias N Berema and Ajoy Basumutary alias B Buhumbua, have been awarded death penalty, two others, Sanju Bordoloi alias Sibigiri and Nitul Daimary alias D Naihab, have been awarded life imprisonment.
TURA, Sep 15: Angered at the extremely poor condition of the Samgong – Damagre road within the precincts of the town, the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Williamnagar has sought the immediate repair of the road that is one of the only connecting points for school and college going children.
The road, which becomes literally unusable due to there being no metalling or tar, connects the main road to Nengkhra through the District Jail, Loyola College and Ferrando School is located within the jurisdiction of the town of Williamnagar. The road falls under PWD.
Bengaluru, Sep 15 (IANS): Addiction to social media affects the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots, as they are being deprived of adequate sleep for flying duty, said Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshall B.S. Dhanoa on Friday.
"Much dependence on social media is taking away interpersonal and communication skills of our pilots. Earlier, if a pilot had too many drinks, the bar man would know. If he did not notice, others would know and the affected pilot would be laid off flying for the day. We need a system that can tell us if a pilot has been sleep deprived," Dhanoa said at a conference here.
SHILLONG, Sep 15: Former Chief Minister, DD Lapang’s decision to part ways with the Congress party is a great blow to the Grand Old Party, as opined by the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson who is in charge of Meghalaya, Nalin Kohli.
“No question about it he is one of those founding members I thinks it would also be something the Congress party must be realizing itself that he is parting ways after such a long journey which is a blow,” Kohli had said on Saturday.
SHILLONG, Sep 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Meghalaya is yet to decide how it will approach the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as it will rather prefer to introspect on its performance in earlier elections in the state.
Informing this here on Saturday, BJP national spokesperson in-charge Meghalaya, Nalin Kohli said, “We have not discussed this agenda per se. At the moment the focus is in terms of assessing about our performances in the past (Assembly polls). People’s suggestions were there, and also make a plan of the activities which we wished to do as a political party.”
SHILLONG, Sep 14: Maintaining that former Chief Minister, Donwa Dethwelson (DD) Lapang was forced to quit the Congress party, the incumbent Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has said that Lapang’s decision is a big loss for the opposition Congress in the state.
“It is a great loss for the Congress as senior people like him (Lapang) has resigned. It is also quite sad to see that Lapang was forced to resign at this point when he has contributed so much to the state and to the Congress party,” Sangma said here on Friday.