Meghalaya to get own LPG bottling plant

Newmai News Network Shillong | December 9   Meghalaya will soon get its very own Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant with the Central Government having already sanctioned Rs. 75 cores for the setting up of the facility.   Informing this here on Saturday, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I have signed an MOU to […]

Union Minister stresses on skilling North East

Union Minister stresses on skilling North East

Newmai News Network Shillong | December 9   Adding skill sets to the people of Meghalaya in particular and the North East Region in general has been stressed by Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan.   Speaking at the function for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Skills Development […]

GNLA area commander surrenders

Shillong, December 2 (PTI): An area commander of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) today surrendered before the BSF in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, BSF officials said.   David Ch Marak, who was in charge of West Khasi Hills district, also deposited a China-made sniper rifle and ammunition. He surrendered before the 58 […]

JNU changes Shillong, Jammu entrance exam centres

New Delhi, November 11 (PTI):  The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has moved its Shillong entrance test centre to Guwahati and its Srinagar centre to Jammu, the institute’s administration has said.   These changes have been made after Kendriya Vidyalaya authorities expressed concerns over weather conditions and a few logistical difficulties in December which were likely […]

 Meghalaya HC strikes down State Parliamentary Secretaries Act

 Meghalaya HC strikes down State Parliamentary Secretaries Act

Meghalaya High Court   SHILLONG, NOVEMBER 9 (MExN): In a set back to the ruling Congress in Meghalaya, the High Court on Thursday struck down the Meghalaya Parliamentary Secretaries (Appointment, Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2005.   Delivering its judgment on the case on Thursday, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and […]

Over 1,000 in Meghalaya seek to opt out of Aadhaar

Shillong, November 4 (IANS): More than 1,000 people in Meghalaya who had enrolled for Aadhaar have sought to withdraw from the biometric scheme, alleging that they were coerced/misled into it on warnings that they would lose their rights as a citizen if they did not enrol.   “As many as 1, 202 people had signed […]

Meghalaya CM says he is yet to enroll for Aadhaar

Shillong, November 1 (PTI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said he was yet to enrol himself for Aadhaar as he shared the concern of the people over the right to privacy.   “I have not registered for Aadhaar number. I share the same concern with my people. (Our) right to privacy is important in […]

To increase silk production Govt has pumped Rs 690 cr in NE: CSB

Shillong, October 28 (PTI): To counter China’s growing silk production, the Government of India has pumped in Rs 690 crore in 24 districts in the North East region, Central Silk Board (CSB) chairman K M Hanumantharayappa said today.   “Under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), 24 projects worth Rs 690 crore is being […]

‘Prestigious NEHU is no longer as promising’

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 27 (MExN): All is not well at the premier North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong set up in 1973 by an Act (24 of 1973) of Parliament, Government of India as a Central autonomous academic institution.   The North-Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) on Friday lamented that the story of the prestigious NEHU […]

Cong a sinking boat in Meghalaya : BJP

Shillong, October 24 (PTI): The BJP today said the ruling Congress in Meghalaya is a “sinking boat” and claimed many senior Congress leaders are contacting its leadership in Delhi for “safe passage” to the saffron party before the assembly poll in the state.   Election to the 60-seat assembly in the hill state, which is […]

Meghalaya Election Department enters Limca Book of Records

Shillong, October 24 (IANS): The Meghalaya Election Department has entered Limca Book of Records for the formation of the biggest human logo comprising young voters in the state, an official said on Tuesday.   The logo formation was part of Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) as part of the Special drive to enroll […]

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