HYC moves WKH DC over PDS anomalies
NONGSTOIN: At a time when the needy are struggling for food supplies due to the pandemic situation, one fair price shop in Mawmluh-1 under Nongstoin Block, West Khasi Hills, has been reportedly embezzling the free supplies meant for the underprivileged sections of the society. This case of misappropriation came to light after the HYC, Mawmluh-1 Unit, along with the card holders moved the West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, alleging that the dealer has been charging an additional amount from the beneficiaries and has also been fiddling with the weights. They also alleged that people were subjected to hurdles as the dealer distributed the rice at Rambrai market and not at the respective villages. The HYC has, meanwhile, demanded action against the dealer, warning that if the issue is not resolved, the organisation will be ready to file a petition in the court.
MLA announces Ri Bhoi road repair
NONGPOH: Nongpoh MLA, Mayralborn Syiem, on Thursday announced the repair of Nongpoh-Umden-Sunapur Road, stating that the renovation will be completed by March 2021. Syiem had conducted inspection from Nongpoh towards Purdua Kharpati and was accompanied by Executive Engineer, PWD, Nongpoh, Balajied Rani, besides other officers from the department. Talking to media persons, Syiem said the inspection was conducted in view of difficulties faced by people in commuting on the road. He added that the condition of the road went to the dogs only recently due to the inclement weather. Syiem said the weather condition has affected the NH-6 as well, which was already in a deplorable condition. Stating that they were leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the road is upgraded, he said the process may take some time as the funding might be from the World Bank. Therefore, the need of the hour is to repair portions of the dilapidated roads to ease the problems of commuters, the legislator said.
WJH extends night curfew
JOWAI: West Jaintia Hills District Magistrate on Thursday extended the night curfew in the district till further orders. According to the directive, the curfew will be imposed every day from 10 pm to 5 am. "Curfew passes can be obtained from www.megedistrict.gov.in/ westjaintiahills.gov.in," the statement said.