SHILLONG, July 19: Former Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district and present Finance Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Sanjay Goyal has stated that Meghalaya will not have any dip in revenue collection after the roll-out of Goods and Services Tax due to the compensation scheme.
SHILLONG, July 19: Police have warned the general public against buying second hand mobile phones without first verifying the credentials of the sellers.
TURA, July 18: The toppling over of the previous National People’s Party (NPP) led Executive Committee to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) seems to have finally paid off after the Congress led MDCs, led by Boston Marak, were able to win the vote for the formation of the new Executive Committee (EC).
The Congress led team won the vote through secret ballot on Tuesday a margin of 17:11 against the NPP candidate for CEM, Sukharam Sangma. Interestingly while the Congress had boasted 16 MDCs, one of the NPP led coalition MDCs also added to the vote, though there was no indication as to who could have defected at the last moment to the Congress camp.
Kohima, July 18 (IANS): The Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday upheld Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya's directive to Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority on the floor of the assembly.
Liezietsu had challenged Acharya's decision asking him to obtain vote of confidence in the assembly before July 15 saying that it was "unconstitutional, illegal, arbitrary and violative of the basic features of the Constitution".
SHILLONG, July 19: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has alleged that the creation of new C&RD blocks and civil sub-divisions is just a “political tactic” of the Congress-led state government to fool the people ahead of the elections.
SHILLONG, July 18: The state government will be engaged in a key discussion with 13 pressure groups on the issue of the comprehensive mechanism to regulate influx on Wednesday.
The meeting will be convened by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma at the main Secretariat building at 3pm.
Sources informed that the groups are likely to go beyond the topic of discussion by reiterating their demand to put on hold the proposed construction of the railway project in Ri Bhoi District in absence of strong anti-influx mechanisms.
NEW DELHI, July 18 (IANS): The central government on Tuesday approved Rs 131.90-crore assistance to the flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
The government approved Rs 103.30 crore central assistance for Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 28.60 crore for Nagaland at a high-level meeting here, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.