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Art of Living doesn't act for government agencies: Ravi Shankar

Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Wednesday claimed that the two arrested volunteers of Art of Living were authorised by the Indian government to open peace parleys with it in Bangladesh. But Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said his organisation has never acted on behalf of government agencies. On Monday, Meghalaya Police ar...

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Meghalaya's revenue collection under GST could not be assessed: Sangma

Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said the collection of revenue under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in Meghalaya could not be assessed properly due to the incapability of the system being put in place. Sangma, who is heading the Congress-led government, lashed out at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for not allowing the input tax credit f...

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Two Art of Living members held in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) Two members of the Art of Living foundation were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said. Khroo Lamsalanki Pariat and Samir Jolly -- said to be members of Art of Living foundation led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar -- were arrested on Monday by Meghalaya Police from Dawk...

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Two held in Meghalaya for trying to meet banned outfit's members

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Meghalaya on charge of trying to meet outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council's (HNLC) leader in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday. Khroo Lamsalanki Pariat and Samir Jolly -- said to be members of Art of Living Foundation led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar -- were arrested on Monday by Meghalaya Police from Dawki police checkpost ne...

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I-League: Shillong Lajong FC announce 2017-18 squad

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC on Tuesday announced their 24-man squad for the I-League 2017-18 season scheduled to get underway from November 25. The Shillong outfit will play their seventh consecutive I-League this season. They will host debutants Gokulam Kerala FC on November 27 at the JN Stadium here for in their opening fixture. Shillong Lajong finished...

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I-League 2017-18 season launched

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 11th edition of I-League, India's premeier football league, was launched here on Tuesday. The league, from November 25 to March 6, will feature three-new clubs -- Gokulam Kerala FC from Calicut, Neroca FC with their base in Imphal and Indian Arrows here. Speaking on the occassion, Kushal Das, General Secretary, All India Football Federation (AIFF), s...

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Millennial voters to be enrolled for 2018 Meghalaya polls

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Election Department is targeting to register millennial voters and has sought the cooperation of political parties in the enrolment of more voters ahead of the 2018 assembly polls, an official said here on Tuesday. We are targeting to enrol around 2,000 millennial voters who would become eligible for voting in 2018, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick ...

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MEPA, Shillong Press Club condemn killing of Tripura journalist

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) The Meghalaya Editors' and Publishers' Association (MEPA) and the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday condemned the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura. Bhowmik, a reporter of Syandan Patrika and television channel Vanguard, was shot dead by the bodyguard of the Tripura State Rifles Second Battalion Commandant on Tuesday. In a statement here, ME...

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IAF chief reviews security scenario in Northeast

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Tuesday reviewed the security scenario in the northeast with commanders from the Eastern Air Command. Dhanoa, who inaugurated the Commanders' Conference here in Meghalaya, updated the commanders on the security scenario and infrastructure in the northeastern region. The Chief of the Air Staff ex...

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Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday. A Raj Bhavan communique said Prasad referred the matter to the Election Commission, as required under Article 192 (2) of the Consti...

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India, Myanmar begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya

Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 20 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies began their maiden joint exercise in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, an army official said. A total of 15 officers from the Myanmar Army and 16 from the Indian Army are taking part in the six-day India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX), which is slated to last until Saturday. General Officer Commandin...

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NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the Finance Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket. We were informed about his presenc...

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Indian Army to conduct joint exercise with Myanmar

Umroi (Meghalaya), Nov 18 (IANS) Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, an army official said on Saturday. The five-day exercise slated to start on November 20 will be held at the newly-inaugurated state-of-the-art Joint Training Node at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya. ...

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Meghalaya employees to get revised payscales

Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government has announced new payscales for over 11 lakh employees, including school and college teachers, besides 23,000 pensioners. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma announced the revision late on Friday after the cabinet deliberated on the Fifth Meghalaya Pay Commission recommendations. The lowest grade staffer ...

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Meghalaya legislator withdraw support to Congress government

Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) Independent legislator Robinus Syngkon on Thursday withdrawn support to the Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance government ahead of the assembly elections next year. I have withdrawn support to the Mukul Sangma-led government since I have lost confidence in him, Syngkon said. Moreover, he described that his experience in the government has always been u...

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Top Meghalaya hospital denies issuing advisory against non-veg food items

Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) The government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on Thursday denied issuing any advisory to stop non-vegetarian food items in the hospital. The denial came a day after Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) wrote to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda condemn...

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Why stop non-veg food sale at hospital, asks Meghalaya party

Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday voiced concern at stopping of sale of non-vegetarian food at the government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). In a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, HSPDP legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit s...

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Create jobs for NE women to stop trafficking: NCW chair

Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma on Tuesday stressed the need to create employment opportunities for women from the northeastern states to restrict trafficking of women. False dreams given by traffickers, the internet, financial weakness of the family and no mean to sustain their livelihood in their homes is fuelling trafficking of wome...

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Meghalaya Governor to decide on fate of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) All eyes are on the Raj Bhavan that is to take a call on whether 17 Meghalaya legislators who quit as Parliamentary Secretaries after the High Court last week struck down a state law providing for such appointments can be disqualified as members of the state Assembly. A Raj Bhavan official said that Governor Ganga Prasad is waiting for the reference of the state g...

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Northeast to get India's first air dispensary: DONER Minister

New Delhi/Guwahati, Nov 13 (IANS) The northeast region will get India's first Air Dispensary, Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh said on Monday. For the air dispensary, which will be based in a helicopter, the government has contributed Rs 25 crore as initial funding. For quite a few months, the DoNER Ministry had been exploring the idea of introd...

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