Conrad Sangma also said the National Education Policy, 2020 lays stress on the mother tongue and Indian languages.
The Pensioner’s Life Certification Verification app, launched by Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma in July, is aimed at offering pensioners a “secure, easy and hassle-free interface” to obtain life certificates by verifying their identity using FRT on their smartphones.
In a statement, Gurjit Singh, president of Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC), which represents members of the Sikh community in Shillong, termed the government’s move “illegal” and said they would “socially, legally, religiously and politically” challenge the state government.
The Khasis are a matrilineal society and trace inheritance and descent through the mother's clan. If the Bill is put into effect, it would make a rare, significant alteration in an age-old, tribal practice of Meghalaya.
“We shared our concerns and he assured us that no injustice will be done and the residents will not be removed illegally,” DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa told The Indian Express.
On October 7, the Conrad Sangma-led state cabinet approved a proposal to relocate the Punjabi residents from Them lew Mawlong area, based on a recommendation made by a high-level committee (HLC) headed by Tynsong.
A BJP spokesperson said the party nominated Kingstone Marak, vice-president of its West Garo Hills district unit, for the Rajabala constituency.
As per the initial enquiry by the police, the man had allegedly stolen three bovine animals from Rongsang Ajirigri village and was later apprehended by the villagers.
Behind the concept of the “indigenous rendition” of the national anthem was Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, who felt that a “local twist” would reflect the “true diversity” of the country.
Violence erupted in Shillong following the death of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, the former self-styled general secretary of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, in an encounter on August 13
After a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the government has decided to extend curfew in Shillong by another 24 hours (till 5 am of August 18), keeping in mind “the overall situation”.
According to police, Thangkhiew was allegedly involved in an IED blast that injured two in Shillong last week, and was killed in “retaliatory firing” in the early hours of August 13 in an operation at his home in Shillong’s Mawlai.
The Police have registered a case and investigation is currently on to nab those involved in carrying out the blast.
Sanbor Shullai, a senior BJP leader who was sworn in as a cabinet minister last week, said everybody was free to eat whatever they want in a democratic country.
"For reasons best known to the present BJP-led government of Assam, such conflicts have not only been on the rise, but have also taken a much more aggressive turn," Vincent H Pala, a three time Lok Sabha MP from Shillong, said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After landing at Shillong airport, where he was received by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Union minister Jitendra Singh, Amit Shah attended a meeting of the North East Space Applications Centre (NESAC).
Dohling is a leader of regional party People’s Democratic Front party — a BJP ally and also a member of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the condition is difficult for the rescuers and efforts to reach the trapped miners are making little progress.
Jagpal Singh Dhanoa, SP of EJH district, said, “The main culprit, according to the eyewitnesses is the ‘sordar’ Nizam Ali, who did nothing to rescue the trapped labourers. Rather, Ali threatened the survivors with dire consequences and chased them away from the mining site.”
In the 2015 polls, the NPP had emerged as the single largest party with 10 seats, and subsequently formed the council partnering with the BJP and GNC. The Congress — which was in power at the state then — had secured only seven seats.
The new retail price of petrol will be Rs 85.86 from its current price of Rs 91.26, while the new retail price of diesel will be Rs 79.13 from its present rate of Rs 86.23 in the state capital, said Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.
Lahkmen Rymbui, Education Minister of Christian-majority Meghalaya, expressed hope that the Centre would release funds for clearing the pending salaries of SSA teachers before the Christmas.
CM Sangma added that it would be mandatory for the tourists to download the Meghalaya Tourism app and follow SOPs put in place by the government.
A public archive in Meghalaya is documenting the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on everyday lives
Disposing of a petition filed by Mukhim, a Padma Shri awardee and the editor of The Shillong Times newspaper, Justice W Diengdoh said that the investigation agency should be given a free hand to probe into the matter.