Mondal, Tynsong in 33-member committee

SHILLONG: The State government has formed a 33-member committee to go into the various aspects of uranium mining in the West Khasi Hills district.

SHILLONG, Jan 10: About five villages under the Mawthadraishan Block in West Khasi Hills district have been struggling for a drop of drinking water for over 13 years.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr DD Lapang said that his government is making aggressive efforts in projecting the tourism potentials of the State.

Lapang stated this while inaugurating the Mairang Festival at Khatsawphra Sports Association Stadium, Mairang, West Khasi Hills district. The 1st Mairang Festival which began on December 17 concluded yesterday.

The Khasi Students

SHILLONG, Nov 22: The non-tribals of Shahlang in West Khasi Hills District have threatened the members of the West Khasi Hills Students

The plan to mine uranium in Meghalaya to address the needs of the nuclear industry in India has run into opposition and protests in the state. A complicated story featuring the opposition led by the Khasi Students Union emerges as one delves into the issue. Placing an active source of rent in a region with not one but several established insurgencies is fundamentally a flawed idea.

Despite the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) coalition government forming the Joint Committee on Uranium Mining (JCOUM) to look into various issues including the health and environment aspects of mining, the Congress continues to bat for mining.

Uranium issue

SHILLONG: AICC secretary in charge Meghalaya Retd Major Ved Prakash has said that even without mining of uranium, the people residing in the mining areas of West Khasi Hills are still exposed to radio-active rays which might have an adverse impact on their health.

The chips have gone higher in the controversial uranium mining project in Meghalaya with the State Government announcing that a whopping Rs 2,098 crore would be pumped in to develop roads in the impoverished district.

SHILLONG, Nov 3: Opinions by individual members from among the ruling Khasi Hills United Democratic Alliance (KHUDA) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) should not be taken as the official opinion of the council, categorically stated the Chief executive member (CEM), Mansturdy Nongrem.