SHILLONG, Aug 7 – Assam has so far received close to one billion dollars as loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance its power sector, but, getting competent contractors to execute the

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SHILLONG: Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has expressed concern on the reports that majority of the shops in the city has again started to use the plastic bags despite the ban by the Government.

“It is really sad to see that the plastic bags which have been banned are again being used.” “It also hurts to see the effort of the Government to protect the environment is not yielding a positive result,” Lyngdoh said while speaking to reporters here on Wednesday.

SHILLONG: Despite finding itself in a mess in its move to acquire land for the New Shillong Township (NST), the State government has made it clear land acquisition process for the project will continue.

A source from the Urban Affairs department on Monday said the survey is still going on in other areas to acquire land for the much-awaited project. It may be mentioned that the State Government recently approved the setting up of the New Shillong Township Development Agency (NSTDA) to explore the possibility of speeding up the land acquisition process.

Kohima: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Nagaland and three other north-eastern States in the wee hours of Sunday triggering panic. No casualties have been reported.

According to Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong, the quake occurred at 1.25 am. The epicentre was in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. The tremor was felt in almost all the districts of Nagaland. Besides Nagaland and Manipur, tremors were felt in Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Shillong, July 15: The city was awakened by a “moderate intensity” earthquake just after midnight last night although there were no reports of any damage to human life or property.

Shillong: At least 10 workers were feared dead in a coalpit in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district because of unscientific mining.

Shillong, July 9: In the wake of the assault on RTI activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi, the National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information (NCPRI) today demanded a st

SHILLONG: The Social Organizations of Meghalaya Against Land Alienation (SOMALA) has held the Government responsible for alienation of tribal lands.

“This large scale alienation of land belonging to the indigenous people is against the letter and spirit of the Sixth Schedule,” SOMALA Convener W Anthony told reporters here on Tuesday. Concerned over the matter SOMALA has decided to send a letter to Manmohan Singh to apprise him of the illegal possession of land while by-passing the land transfer act 1971.

Shillong: The Meghalaya State Aquaculture Mission has received nearly 40,000 applications from individual fish farmers across the state to partner with the state government in attaining self-suffic