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Meghalaya to form House panel to inspect uranium boreholes

Shillong, March 24 (IANS) The Meghalaya government on Thursday conceded to the demand of opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) to constitute an Assembly Committee to inspect the 1,500 boreholes drilled for exploration of uranium in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district. HSPDP legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, who moved a resolution to veto any attempt of gover...

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Meghalaya to host National Games 2022

Shillong, March 23 (IANS) Meghalaya will be hosting the National Games 2022 coinciding with the 50th year of the creation of the state, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith M. Sangma informed the assembly on Thursday. The allotment of National Games to be held in Meghalaya has been announced by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) at its annual general meeting held on December 27, 20...

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Meghalaya officer tenders apology in assembly

Shillong, March 23 (IANS) A senior Meghalaya official was on Thursday reprimanded before the 60-member state assembly for breaching the privilege of an Independent legislator, John Leslee K. Sangma. I openly and sincerely apologise to the Independent member, members of the Privilege Committee and members of the House, Zenithsky J. Sangma, who stood at the Bar of the House, said. ...

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'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East initiative. The initiative will help catalyse trained workforce by imparting appropriate training in deliveri...

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Union Cabinet nod to first phase of northeast road project

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the development of 403 km of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram, official sources said. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of approximately 52 km in Meghalaya and 351 km in Mizoram, said a Cabinet release. The estimated...

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Goa, Kerala; Bengal and Mizoram look to reach Santosh Trophy final

Bambolim (Goa), March 22 (IANS) Goa will take on Kerala for a place in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of eight years while Bengal and Mizoram lock horns in another semi-final here on Thursday. Goa captain Felix D'Souza lifted the 2008-09 Santosh Trophy alongside former India players like Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence but since then they hav...

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Minor quake jolts northeast India, parts of Bangladesh

Shillong, March 21 (IANS) A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said. However, there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage to property. The quake, measuring 3.9 magnitude on the Richter Scale, was felt at 9.10 p.m. Its epicentre was located on the Bangladesh-India border, a sei...

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Meghalaya's wanted criminal nabbed in Assam

Tura (Meghalaya), March 21 (IANS) Meghalaya's most wanted criminal, William Sangma, was arrested on Tuesday by Assam Police in Bongaigaon district, a police official said. Assam Police informed us William and his accomplice Niksrang Sangma were arrested after a chase in Bongaigaon town in Lower Assam, Dalton P. Marak, the district police chief of North Garo Hills, told IANS. He s...

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Government evasive on scrapping of Sahayak system

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The government on Tuesday evaded a direct response on scrapping of the 'Sahayak' system in the Indian Army but Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Rajya Sabha that they were provided to combatant soldiers for support. In reply to a question by Meghalaya MP Wansuk Syiem on scrapping the system of appointing orderlies, Bhamre did not specify whe...

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GST implementation to benefit Meghalaya: Minister

Shillong, March 21 (IANS) Meghalaya will be benefited through the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime which is likely to be implemented on July 1, Taxation Minister Zenith M. Sangma said on Tuesday. Destination-based consuming states like Meghalaya will benefit from the GST implementation, he informed the state assembly during Question Hour. The final decision on the implementati...

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Bengal, northeast to kick-off first synchronised elephant census

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) In a first, states in eastern and northeast India, including West Bengal, will carry out a synchronised elephant census beginning on March 27, by deploying direct and indirect counting methods. The training sessions for estimation of jumbo numbers in north Bengal began in four locations on Tuesday, said State Chief Wildlife Warden, Pradeep Vyas. This is t...

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Meghalaya budget set new benchmark: Chief Minister

Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said the 2017-18 budget, which he presented in the assembly last week, will set a new benchmark. This budget will set a new benchmark for the right kind of environment that the state requires for the overall transformation and changes in the socio-economic landscape of the state, he said while replying during a bud...

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Meghalaya officer to tender apology in assembly

Shillong, March 20 (IANS) The Meghalaya assembly on Monday summoned a top municipal officer to appear at the Bar of the House on March 23 after he was found guilty of breaching the privilege of an Independent legislator, John Leslee K. Sangma. Zenithsky J. Sangma, the Chief Executive Officer of Tura Municipal Board, was summoned after the house adopted a report of the Privilege Committee...

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Goa win thriller to reach Santosh Trophy semis

Bambolim (Goa), March 20 (IANS) Goa came from one goal down to edge past defending champions the Services 2-1 and make it to the semi-finals in a Group A national championship for the Santosh Trophy football tie here on Monday. The Services took the lead through All India Football Federation (AIFF) youth academy product Arjun Tudu in the seventh minute but goals from teenage footballer A...

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One lakh students drop out of schools in Meghalaya

Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Nearly a lakh of boys and girls dropped out or did not get enrolled in schools in the past four years in Meghalaya, School Education and Literacy Minister Deborah C. Marak said on Monday. There are many factors and reasons for the drop-outs which include economic condition of the rural masses, poor infrastructure of existing state government schools, lack of acc...

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Wasteful Goa held to 1-1 draw, Services bow out of Santosh Trophy

Bambolim, (Goa) March 18 (IANS) Goa missed a plethora of chances to settle for a 1-1 draw against Chandigarh that leaves them needing at least a point in their final game to make it through the semi-finals of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy here on Saturday. Goa got off to the perfect start when Aaren D'Silva tapped in a Francis Fernandes cross from inside the b...

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Meghalaya CM bats for National Population Register

Shillong, March 17 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday batted for registration of Indian citizens under the National Population Register to check illegal immigrants residing in India. It is an irony that this country of 1.25 billion does not have a citizen register. Then we are talking about dealing with illegal immigration, Sangma told the assembly. Stressing ...

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Meghalaya civil groups say won't allow uranium project

Shillong, March 16 (IANS) Anti-mining groups in Meghalaya on Thursday told Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) officials that they would not allow the company to mine uranium in the state. A team of UCIL officials led by their Chairman and Managing Director, C.K. Asnani held a closed-door meeting with five anti-mining groups seeking their views and opinions on Kylleng Pyndengsohi...

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Tripura families affected by border fencing being rehabilitated

Agartala, March 16 (IANS) Families affected due to the construction of a fence along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura are being rehabilitated, a minister said here on Thursday. Due to the fencing, 8,730 families were affected as their houses, homestead, farm land and various others properties have been either encroached or have been relocated, Revenue and PWD Minister Badal Choudhu...

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Cabinet nods revised pact over Indo-Bangla Border Haats

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday accorded its approval to the revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Mode of Operation (MoO) between India and Bangladesh for establishing Border Haats along the border. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Border Haats aim at promoting the well-being of the people dwelling in remote a...

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