Shillong: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is planning to set up a solar power plant within its campus during the current 12th Five-Year Plan period to meet the growing power requirement.

Informing this here on Tuesday, NEHU Vice-Chancellor Prof AN Rai said the Central University has proposed an investment of Rs 2.5 crore to improve power distribution within its campus apart from venturing into solar energy.

Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS): The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern States is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said on

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