SHILLONG; April 23: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Sunday termed the recent statement made by BJP poll strategist and Assam Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on the state Congress regime as an emotional outburst in the political wilderness, clamoring for attention and devoid of substance and meaning.
The BJP poll strategist had recently predicted the downfall of the congress regime in the state and blamed Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and the party for the underdevelopment of the state.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS): The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs.
Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) that was set up in 2014 and went on to achieve "Mini Ratna" status in quick time last year.
TURA, April 22: Villagers of Mrigre, which has become infamous due to the inhuman killing of 5 persons in January last year on charges of witchcraft, have landed themselves in further trouble after allegedly forcing the daughter of victims into a meeting to seek closure of the case.
SHILLONG, April 22: Two traditional heads of Garo Hills have accused the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) of issuing illegal land documents thereby allotting land to government departments in Danakgre aking.
Threatening to take legal recourse in the matter, these two traditional heads, in a letter submitted to the GHADC recently, “We make this prayer to stop issuing land documents and illegal pattas immediately, failing which we would be compelled to file a case against you in the court of law under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989.”
SHILLONG, April 22: A total of 41 people stand accused in the brutal murders of five people in Mrigre, West Garo Hills after a family member of the victims filed a FIR at the Women Police Station of West Garo Hills District on Saturday.
In the FIR, Ringgat T Sangma who has recently sought for a re-investigation into the case has now called for immediate action against the 41 people she has accused of being directly involved in killing her relatives after accusing them of practicing witchcraft.
TURA, April 22: Incessant rainfall over the past two days in the entire Garo Hills region has once again risen the scepter of floods though the situation is still under control. Parts of North Garo Hills (NGH) however faced the full wrath of the storm with houses in three villages being damaged due to strong winds and rains.
Strong winds in the Resubelpara block even led to trees snapping in half though thankfully all of these fell away from human habitation.
D. N. Majaw
SHILLONG, April 22: Nobody is safe in the present age of information technology, not even the Chief Ministers of states as has been revealed recently after the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul filed a FIR against unknown persons who had hijacked his name and opened a twitter account under it.
In a FIR that was filed with Sadar Police Station here on April 12 last, the Chief Minister informed that some ‘unscrupulous person(s)’ had opened a twitter account under the name Mukul Sangma@RealMukulSangma without his knowledge and consent and had posted a message which he said had ‘malafide intentions to defame me’.