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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meghalaya presents deficit Budget; levies taxes on liquor, tobacco

Shillong, March 15 (IANS) The cash-strapped Meghalaya government on Wednesday levied fresh taxes on liquor, tobacco, hotels and restaurants, besides Passengers and Goods Tax for internal resource mobilisation. Presenting a Rs 1,236-crore deficit Budget for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the state's own resources had been adversely affected following the ban on ...

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Illegal Hindu, Muslim Bangladeshi should be deported: NESO

Shillong, March 14 (IANS) The powerful North East Students' Union (NESO) on Tuesday demanded that Hindu and Muslim Bangladeshis who have illegally entered into Assam and other northeastern states must be deported. The demand of the apex students' body came after a group of people under the banner of Nikhil Bharat Bengali Udbastu Samanvay Samiti (NBBUSS) demanded citizenship for Hindu Ban...

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3 killed in Meghalaya oil tanker blast

Shillong, March 14 (IANS) Three people were killed when an oil tanker exploded in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district on Tuesday, police said. The driver of the oil tanker, bound for Manipur from Guwahati, reportedly lost control resulting in the vehicle to overturn, a police official told IANS. The tanker exploded due to oil leakage. The victims are yet to be identified, the o...

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Lajong hold Churchill to goalless draw

Vasco (Goa), March 12 (IANS) Churchill Brothers stretched their unbeaten run to four games when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Shillong Lajong FC in an I-League encounter here on Sunday. Churchill had the best chances of the match while Lajong mustered a few in the second period. Churchill are at the sixth position in the points table with 16 points from 14 outings while Lajong are four...

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Mid-table supremacy looms as Lajong face Churchill in I-League

Panjim, March 11 (IANS) Churchill Brothers FC Goa, who are currently enjoying a purple patch under coach Derrick Pereira will look to continue their winning run against Shillong Lajong in their Hero I-League football match at the Tilak Maidan here on Sunday. The Red Machines managed to secure back to back victories against Kolkata giants and title contenders Mohun Bagan and East Bengal r...

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Two Meghalaya policemen suspended for firing at civilians

Shillong, March 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has suspended two policemen for firing at three civilians in North Garo Hills district on March 6, a police official said. The government issued the suspension order against Unarmed Branch Sub Inspector W.D. Sangma and Constable Umakhanta Rabha on Friday for firing at three civilians, the police official told IANS. Sangma and Rab...

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Meghalaya Congress legislator holds doctor at gunpoint

Shillong, March 11 (IANS) Meghalaya Congress legislator Sengnam N. Marak has been accused of holding a doctor at gun point, a police official said on Saturday. Police said that Sandipani Malla Bujarbaruah has lodged a complaint accusing Marak and his aide of holding him captive at gunpoint on March 5 at a PWD Inspection Bungalow in Rongjeng village in East Garo Hills district. Ma...

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Meghalaya owes Rs 527.07 cr in outstanding power dues

Shillong, March 9 (IANS) Meghalaya owe Rs 527.07 crore in outstanding dues to the government-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) and other central generating stations till March 2, 2017, Power Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar told the state assembly on Thursday. Meghalaya Power Distribution Company Limited (MePDCL) is clearing the current power purchase bills every month b...

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GNLA 'Foreign Secretary' surrenders in Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), March 9 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) suffered a major setback when its so-called Foreign Secretary surrendered on Thursday, police said. Briyan R. Marak alias Milliam crossed over to India from Bangladesh on Wednesday night between Gausapara and Sibbari in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district and surrendered to Abraham Sangma, the district p...

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Meghalaya Home Minister draws flak for 'watchdog' comment

Shillong, March 8 (IANS) Meghalaya opposition National People's Party legislator James Sangma on Wednesday slammed comments by Home Minister Donkupar Roy on the increasing crime against women and children in the state. On Tuesday, while replying to a special motion on the increasing atrocities against women and children in the assembly, Roy had said that being the Home Minister of the st...

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