SHILLONG, July 21: The situation wherein roads have sometimes been left unrepaired for years altogether may soon become a thing of the past in Meghalaya after coming in of the Meghalaya Road Maintenance Policy which was approved by the state government.
“On the basis of that the Meghalaya Road Maintenance Policy has been scripted,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed after a cabinet meeting held here on Friday.
LONDON, July 21 (IANS): Chester Bennington, lead singer for rock band Linkin Park, has died and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide, authorities said Thursday. He was 41.
Responding to a call, police found Bennington dead Thursday morning at his home in Palos Verdes Estates said Brian Elias, chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
SHILLONG, July 20: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) which is vociferously demanding the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya staged a hijacking of the official programme to inaugurate the Mawlai Community & Rural Development (C&RD) block here on Thursday, leaving the organizers and also the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma red faced.
ITANAGAR/NEW DELHI, July 20 (IANS): In a bid to provide better education and training to young people, the Arunachal Pradesh government is considering setting up Sainik Schools that would motivate them to join the Indian defence forces and keep them away from the myriad insurgent groups that are active in the region.
NEW DELHI, July 20 (IANS): Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Backed by 40 parties, including those outside the ruling NDA, Kovind, 71, a former MP and Bihar Governor, defeated Meira Kumar with a margin of a vote value of 334,730. Kovind was also helped by some cross voting in his favour in states like Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Delhi and Maharashtra.
SHILLONG, July 20: A day after the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) had announced their seat sharing arrangements under the pre – poll alliance that they have formed, the Mylliem circle of the UPD has already raised its objection against the decision to reserve the Mylliem seat for the HSPDP.
The decision to oppose this arrangement was unanimously taken at an emergent meeting of the executive committee of the UDP Mylliem Circle held on Thursday.
SHILLONG, July 19: Deciding to wait till a comprehensive mechanism against influx into Meghalaya is firmly in place, the state government has put on hold the construction of the railway project in Ri Bhoi district.
This decision was taken at a meeting convened by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma with the delegation of the 13 pressure groups to discuss on the comprehensive mechanism held here on Wednesday.
Leaders of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), which is on the forefront leading the protest against the railway project, and others, also attended the meeting.