Lafarge Umiam Mining, a subsidiary of the French giant Lafarge, has been accused of ignoring the Supreme Court's stay on its mining activities in Meghalaya. The company has, however, denied any violation of the court order.

IN WHAT could spell trouble for the French cement giant Lafarge

The Supreme Court on Friday stopped French cement giant Lafarge from carrying out mining of limestone at its mines in Meghalaya for its cement plant in Bangladesh, saying mining in the eco-friendly area could not be allowed.

SHILLONG, Feb 5: The Supreme Court (SC) today passed an interim order asking French cement giant Lafarge to stop carrying out mining for limestone in Meghalaya for its cement plant in Bangladesh saying mining in the eco-friendly region cannot be allowed.

SHILLONG/JOWAI: Six government vehicles were set on fire by unidentified miscreants during the past 24 hours while the second day of the KSU night road blockade started amid minor incidents of violence on Thursday in the four districts of East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi and Jaintia Hills.

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in parts of Meghalaya to foil a night blockade call by the Khasi Students Union beginning tonight to protest the proposed uranium mining project in the State.

Dreaded disease claims 138 lives in 2009
SHILLONG: The sudden outbreak of swine flu across the country and the ever-increasing death toll due to H1N1 infection may cause serious concern, but in Meghalaya meningitis still remains a greater threat.

SHILLONG: The State Government has procured 30,000 vaccines from Croatia for the ongoing mass vaccination against meningococcal meningitis that has reportedly claimed 257 lives in Meghalaya in 2008-09.

With 30,000 more vaccines, about three lakh people will be vaccinated against the disease. Out of the 257 meningitis deaths so far, 14 have been confirmed by doctors.

SHILLONG: A total of 2,29,901 people have been covered under the first phase of the mass vaccination against meningococcal meningitis in East Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills.

Out of the 2,29,901 people that took the anti-meningitis vaccine, 69,458 were from East Khasi Hills and 1,60,449 from Jaintia Hills. The vaccination programme in the two districts was carried out from May 11 to 16.

SHILLONG: The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya School, Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills has been facing acute shortage of water these days.

The school has 300 resident students who have to fetch water from a distance of more than 10 km from the school. The head of the school has even asked for a water tanker to supply water twice a week to temporarily help the water crises in the school.