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Meghalaya CM files FIR over fake Twitter account

Shillong, April 23 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has filed an FIR over a fake Twitter account created in his name, a police official said here on Sunday. Sangma lodged a formal complaint in the Sadar police station after he was informed of the fake account, Davies Marak, district police chief of East Khasi Hills, told IANS. The message posted from the fake Twitter ...

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Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), April 22 (IANS) Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday. Though no loss of life has been reported so far, around 20 persons have been displaced following the floods, Cyril Diengdoh, the District Magistrate, told IANS. The displaced people h...

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BJP's poll strategist predicts Congress' downfall in Meghalaya

Shillong, April 22 (IANS) Predicting Meghalaya's Congress-led government's downfall, BJP poll strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma has shown confidence that his party will win the people's mandate in the state in 2018. Sarma, who is considered the chief architect of BJP's success in Assam and Manipur, was optimistic that Chief Minister Mukul Sangma will lose in the next assembly elections. ...

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Meghalaya CM is not performing at all: BJP leader

Shillong, April 21 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Congress-led government in Meghalaya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday held Chief Minister Mukul Sangma responsible for the underdevelopment of the state. Rating the performance of the Mukul Sangma-led government as zero, the Assam Finance Minister also slammed Sangma as one of the worst-performing Chi...

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Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. The assistance would be to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh per eligible beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker section under the projects tak...

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Meghalaya rebel group threatens to burn peace agreement

Shillong, April 20 (IANS) The Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC-B), a disbanded rebel outfit in Meghalaya, on Thursday said the Agreed Text of Settlement signed with the government was a total failure and threatened to burn the document publicly. However, a Union Home Ministry official said a lot of progress has been made in the implementation of the Agreed Text of Settlement signed...

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Tripura gets national award for record food production

Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has selected Tripura for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for commendable increase in food grain production in small category states. Tripura gets this national award for the second time. The northeastern state first received the award in the 2009-10 fiscal. We have received a communication from... th...

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BJP to lodge complaint against 'vested interest' group

Shillong, April 19 (IANS) The BJP will lodge a police complaint against vested interest groups labeling it on social media as an anti-Christian party, a leader from the BJP's Meghalaya unit said on Wednesday. We will see that false propaganda will not be allowed. We will submit complaints to the state police department and central intelligence agencies and demand action against the veste...

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Rahul holds meeting with party leaders on future polls

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a strategy meeting with Congress leaders, MLAs and MPs to discuss measures to strenghten the party in states which will go for polls before the next general elections. According to sources, he had asked the party workers and leaders to focus more on strengthening the party at the grassroots level and internal...

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Green court moved over defence encroachment in Meghalaya

Shillong, April 17 (IANS) A civil society group has filed a petition in the National Green Tribunal court over encroachment and pollution in a critical catchment area in Meghalaya by defence authorities, its members said on Monday. In its petition filed on April 12, the Greater Laban Community Development Society (GLCDS) accused the defence authorities of rampant felling of trees and ill...

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Genomic boost to protect Assam's muga silkworm

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A snapshot of the muga silkworm genome decoded by Indian scientists offers vital clues for imparting disease-resistance to help conserve the economically important insect which spins the distinctive golden yellow fabric synonymous with Assam. Bioengineering Research Laboratory (BERL) at IIT-Guwahati, in collaboration with the Central Silk Board (CSB) has, for the...

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Cyclonic storm hits parts of Meghalaya

Shillong, April 16 (IANS) A number of houses in Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district have been affected by a storm that hit the region on Saturday afternoon, an official said on Sunday. Strong winds accompanied by heavy rain lashed parts of the state, extensively damaging houses, plantations, roads and some government installations across the South West Garo Hills distict, adjoinin...

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Meghalaya celebrates Easter Sunday

Shillong, April 16 (IANS) Candlelight processions, baptism of newborns and coloured Easter eggs and buns were the hallmark of the day as Christians in Meghalaya on Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter. Cathedrals and churches across this Christian-majority state were thronged by people for special mass and other celebratory events. Archbishop of Shill...

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Easter Sunday celebrated in northeast

Aizawl/Kohima, April 16 (IANS) Christians in most parts of the northeast with traditional pomp and gaiety celebrated the Easter Sunday signifying Jesus Christ's victory over death after his crucifixion to redeem the world. Accompanied by men, women and children dressed with vivid traditional attires, band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army woke the populace of several north...

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Good Friday observed in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Shillong, April 14 (IANS) With fasts and day-long prayer services in churches, Christians in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram observed the occasion of Good Friday. Marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, faithful of the Roman Catholic Church took out a procession to the Calvary in towns and villages of the three states. Good Friday is of great sig...

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BJP announces Meghalaya 'Mission 40'

Shillong, April 13 (IANS) Buoyed by the party's success in Manipur and Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced its ambitious Mission 40 for the elections to the Meghalaya Assembly. Under Mission 40, the BJP is targeting to win 40 seats in the 60-member Meghalaya assembly in the 2018 elections scheduled to be held in February-March next year. However, the BJP...

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Digital India Day exempted in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Shillong, April 13 (IANS) The Modi government on Thursday exempted the Digital India Day to be held on Friday in the Christian-majority states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram on account of Good Friday, an official said. In a letter to the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram, Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said on account of Good Friday the state governm...

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After 16 years, Meghalaya to build assembly building

Shillong, April 13 (IANS) Meghalaya will start constructing the assembly building to replace a 125-year-old Burmese teak building reduced to ashes 16 years ago, officials said on Thursday. From March 2001, assembly sessions have been held at the state's central library auditorium and later shifted to arts and culture auditorium within the premises of Brookside, the house where Nobel Laur...

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'States not serious on protecting street vendors' rights'

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Most states of the country are not serious about implementing the act meant to protect street vendors' rights and top defaulters include Gujarat and Nagaland, a leading think-tank said in a report here on Wednesday. The Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017, published by Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS), took stock of 23 states across the co...

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Holding of Digital India Day on Good Friday opposed

Shillong, April 12 (IANS) The Centre's decision to observe 'Digital India Day' on April 14, the day Good Friday will be observed, was on Wednesday opposed in various quarters in Meghalaya and Nagaland. Prayers, penance and fasting are held on Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. The ruling Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government ha...

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