SHILLONG: The Khasi-Jaintia Ri-Bhoi Border Fish Protection Committee (KJRBFPC) including the KSU Mawryngkneng Circle has decided to recognize Umkhen River as a Fish Conservation Area.

The decision came after a meeting held by the KSU Mawryngkneng Circle and the KJRBFPC including the Rangbah Shnong of villages located near the river at Thadrang, Ri-Bhoi District recently.

SHILLONG: A serious concern is being raised over the possible extinction of the animals inhabiting the Nongkhyllem Forest Sanctuary in Ri-Bhoi district on account of the rapid illegal felling of trees for timber smuggling which is currently happening in the sanctuary.

It is learnt that at present, the forest sanctuary covers an area of 100 square kilometres including an additional area of 6.2 kilometres, acquired by the Government in 2002. Nongkhyllem sanctuary is the habitat for elephants, deer, wild pigs, amongst other animals although elephants number highest in population inside the sanctuary.

SHILLONG: Owners of land along the existing stretch of NH-40 at Umsning have decided to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the Gauhati High Court in opposition to the recent decision of

SHILLONG: The recent incident where a wildlife staff was trampled to death by a wild elephant has once again opened up the debate over man-animal conflicts.

This was not the first time that a man was killed by a wild elephant as in the past too some people have either been killed or injured by wild elephants in the State.

SHILLONG: Admitting that the establishment of State Zoo proposed in Umtrew, Ri Bhoi district has encountered road blocks, the State Government has assured that the project would be hopefully comple

SHILLONG: The Planning Commission has approved the inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) and inter-state truck terminus (ISTT) projects of the State Government.

Disclosing this here on Tuesday, Transport Minister AT Mondal said the budget of the two projects has been fixed at Rs 48.31 crore and Rs 26 crore respectively.

NONGPOH: The ongoing construction of the four lane Jorabat-Umiam road in Ri-Bhoi district undertaken by the Ramky Infrastructure Pvt Ltd is posing a serious threat to the local residents of 20 Mile

SHILLONG: The State Government may have decided to construct the four-lane road along the existing stretch of the highway at Umsning, but a cross-section of opinion makers feel that the four-lane r

SHILLONG: Despite a Supreme Court ban on felling of trees, reckless and rampant axing of trees is still reportedly continuing in the State for the purpose of production of charcoal or for the wood-

NONGPOH: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has called upon the youth of the State to take advantage of the State government’s developmental schemes.

Inaugurating a mass mobilisation campaign for the Aquaculture Mission at Umsning on Thursday, Dr Sangma said Aquaculture Mission has been aimed at creating self-employment opportunities for the unemployment youth.