SHILLONG, June 20: A No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the Peoples’ Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council will be moved by the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday.
The NCM will be moved by parliamentary party leaders of the two regional parties Teinwell Dkhar and Teilinia Thangkhiew during the ongoing summer session of the Council even as MDCs of the two parties are on opposite sides with regards to their support towards this NCM.
SHILLONG, June 20: As the political drama stirs in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (KHADC) with three regional parties withdrawing their support to the PN Syiem led People Democratic Front (PDF), confidence was exuded on Tuesday that the PDF is unaffected by this major development.
“The regional parties withdrawing support from PDF will not affect us as we still have the majority,” said KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pynshngain N Syiem.
SHILLONG, June 20: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has emerged as yet another roadblock to the ongoing construction of the railway project in Ri Bhoi district after the Council has decided to demand that the state government and the Northeast Railway Frontier (NFR) immediately ceases all construction work on the project.
“We will write to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma and the Northeast Railway Frontier (NFR) on the matter,” KHADC chief PN Syiem said while replying during the session of the council held here on Tuesday.
SHILLONG, June 20: Alleging that documents pertaining to the withdrawal of the Hills Areas Special Allowance (HASA) have been forged and doctored by the administrative heads of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), its faculty has urged the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee to ensure that a probe is initiated into the issue.
‘‘We request you to institute an enquiry against the Vice Chancellor and the registrar for forging the official documents,’’ North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) president Professor X P Mao said in a letter to the President, who is also the Visitor of the Central University, earlier this week.
SHILLONG, June 20: The No Confidence Motion to be moved by the regional parties against the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will get the full backing of the Congress MDCs.
“We are ready to support the regional parties on the NC against the PN Syiem led EC,” leader of opposition Manstudy Nongrem informed on Tuesday.
AGARTALA, June 20 (HT): An girl who made international headlines when a rare condition caused her head to swell to more than twice the normal size has died, days before she was to undergo corrective surgery.
Roona Begum’s family said she died Sunday at her home in a village in the remote northeast after complaining of breathlessness.
“She was otherwise fit and fine. But on Sunday she started having breathing problems and I rang up my husband asking him to come back home,” said Fatima Begum.
SHILLONG, June 20: Known to be pro-active and creative in its approach to tackle the menace of drugs in the state, Meghalaya police is now venturing into creative solutions to address the issue over what many consider as a draconian baton rule.
Apart from its regularly held awareness campaigns in educational institutions, the Sadar Police station this time around is going all out to reach to the masses through the use of IT enabled services, poster and banner campaigns and a bike rally.