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Gross corruption slur against former GHADC chief

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TURA, April 21: Poll bound Williamnagar saw a huge revelation on Saturday after an RTI filed by one of the residents revealed huge anomalies in the completion of projects undertaken by then Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), Denang T Sangma, leading to a demand that corruption charges against Sangma are immediately initiated.

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A decade of no progress on state zoo

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SHILLONG, April 21: A decade has passed since the release of the grant for the purpose of construction the state zoo at Ri Bhoi District’s Umtrew village, yet no progress on the project has been made so far.
In 2005, the Twelfth Finance Commission had recommended a grant of Rs 30 crore for construction of a Zoological Park at Umtrew in Ri Bhoi district and accordingly released Rs 12 crore to the forest department on March 2007.

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West Garo Hills ravaged by cyclonic storm

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TURA, Apr 21: Parts of West Garo Hills, mainly close to the plain belt of the district was hit by a cyclonic storm on Friday evening leading to damage to houses while trees and towers were also uprooted.
The district has been seeing periodic squalls over the past month, most of which have been followed by very strong winds. However Friday’s cyclonic storm has been the most damaging this year with many ‘kutcha’ houses being blown off.

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Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12

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NEW DELHI, April 21 (IANS): The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that provides for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12 and life term for raping a girl below age of 16.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved at cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeks to provide effective deterrence against rape and instill a sense of security among women, particularly young girls in the country.

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In spite of issues, govt to take up construction of Tura Medical College

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SHILLONG, April 21: The State government will go ahead with the construction of the Tura Medical College in spite of some issues of concern as per a decision made during a meeting held at State Health Minister, AL Hek’s residence.
This meeting was held to review the progress of this project which was attended by officials of the Health department besides representatives of the construction company which will undertake the work.

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