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BJP may opt out of Ampati by-poll; battle likely to be only between NPP & Cong

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, May 09, 2018: 
In a new twist to the much-hyped by-poll in Ampati, it is speculated that the by-poll battle for the Ampati seat which goes to poll on May 28 may turn out to be a two-horse affair after the BJP contestant, Bakul Hajong said that his candidature was still undecided.

Meghalaya: Education is priority yet most challenging sector, says CM Conrad Sangma

TNT News | Shillong | November 03, 2018

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that there is a huge challenge in improving the overall education scenario of the State and the government is making all effort to bring about a turn around.

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“Unless and until we don’t focus on quality education, we will not be able to take the State to its next level. The educational infrastructure is weak in our State and successive government has tried to address the challenge but it still prevails. We have made an attempt to accord priority to education sector to address the challenge,” he said.

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Speaking at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Rev Thomas Jerman Jones Presbyterian School in Mawphlang, East Khasi Hills, he said, “The government through its education policy has been working out modalities to ensure that quality education is provided to the students.”

Lauding the School for its initiative, he said that the vision of the School to provide students vocational education, training on traditional music and sports will go a long way in furthering the talents of the children.

“It is a brilliant idea that the school is taking keen interest to provide holistic education to its students apart from text books. We need to develop our young children in the best possible manner to ensure that their talents are harnessed to its full potential,” he added.

He also handed over mementos to the founding members of the Schools, senior teachers, who were present during the Silver Jubilee celebration in presence of local MLA S.K. Sun and other dignitaries.

Cong’s prediction on Lapang’s political appointment comes true; NPP justifies move as act done “out of respect”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • NPP says Lapang’s appointment as Chief Adviser to the Government was done out of respect for the veteran leader
  • Congress says Lapang’s new role is a confirmation of his “ulterior motives” to quit the party 
  • Congress says prediction on Lapang’s future political role came true with his appointment 

Shillong, Oct 04, 2018: 

Just hours after former Congress leader and veteran politician, DD Lapang was appointed as the Chief Adviser to the NPP-led MDA government, the ‘attack and counter attack’ trend has already started between the two national parties in the state.

Women activists slandered, defamed for opposing KHADC Bill; file FIR

By Our Reporter | Shillong, Aug 02, 2018: 

As hate comments, debates and discussions over the KHADC Lineage Bill continue in the real as well the virtual world, three prominent women activists on Thursday filed an FIR with the East Khasi Hills Police against certain individuals for inciting ‘death’ threats, usage of obscene languages, defaming, slandering and outraging the modesty of the trio on social media platforms.

MHRC issues notice to DGP on police high-handedness case in WGH

SHILLONG | Feb 13, 2019:

The Meghalaya Human Rights Commission on Tuesday issued notice to the Director General of Police (DGP) to conduct an enquiry into the allegations of assault, misuse of power and police high-handedness against a police officer and five other police personnel of West Garo Hills.

Meghalaya to get National Sports Centre ahead of Natl Games 2022, special focus on persons with disabilities

By Our Reporter | October 25, 2018

The Centre has decided to set up the National Sports Centre in Meghalaya to facilitate the hosting of National Games 2022 in the State.

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“We have decided to accept the request of the Meghalaya Government to set up  National Sports Centre at an estimated cost of over Rs 200 crore,”  Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawarchand Gehlot informed while speaking during the Samajik Adhikarita Shivir aids and assistive devices distribution camp for the differently able person under the Assistance to Disabled Person in Meghalaya which was held here today.

Gehlot informed that Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had agreed to provide 50 acres of land for the constructing the international standard sports stadium.

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“After handing over of the land, the DPR will be prepared by the State Government for the project. We will set a deadline to complete the project before the National Games 2022,” he said.

According to the Union Minister, the sports centre will have all facilities for hosting sports event for the person with disability adding that the State will be able to host Olympics for the differently abled.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that this stadium will also be put to use during the national games 2012.

Chief Minister said that there will only be five such sport centres throughout the country adding that the State was lucky to get a stadium which is of international standard.

Earlier, the Union Minister also informed that the Ministry will set up a Composite Regional Centre (CRC) in the state.

It may be mentioned that the CRC for Persons with Disabilities is a service modality set under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India with the aim of creating resources and infrastructure required for developing services for persons with disabilities in the State.

“We start the project once the State Government hand over the land to us. An amount of Rs 20 crore will be earmarked for the CRC project,” he said.

Talking about the Shivir Camp, Gehlot said that it is the biggest Shivir camp in the North Eastern Region adding that there are almost 8000 beneficiaries in Shillong and Tura in the two day camp. He also informed that the centre is spending almost 7 crores for distributing of the assistive devices to the Persons with disabilities during the two camps.

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