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SMB deauthorizes Umsohsun parking collector on charges of corruption

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License cancelled for overcharging parking fee
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SHILLONG, May 21: The office of the Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) has revoked the authorization to collect parking fees of an authorized collector of SMB parking lot, Umsohsun and is contemplating to file a defamation suit against him for charging higher than the specified parking rates.

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Meghalaya Chief Secretary to contest conviction in coal scam case

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NEW DELHI, May 21 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Secretary K.S. Kropha, who was convicted in a coal block allocation case, on Sunday said he would file an appeal in a higher court.
“I am waiting for the copy of the judgment and will decide accordingly to appeal in the higher court,” Kropha said.
On Friday, a special CBI court convicted former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta and coal ministry officials K.C. Samria and Kropha in the allocation of Thesgora B/Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).

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CM rubbishes HNLC claims, orders probe

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SHILLONG, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma on Sunday rubbished the allegation leveled against him of seeking support of the banned militant outfit, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) in the upcoming 2018 state elections as false, fabricated and malicious and has ordered a probe on the statement made by the HNLC.
“The statement of the HNLC claiming that the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma is sending any feelers to the HNLC is false, fabricated and malicious,” the chief minister said.

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Japan to build war museum in Manipur

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Imphal, May 21 (IANS): Japan's Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said that Japan will build a war museum at Maibam Lokpa Ching in Manipur's Bishenpur district.
Maibam Lokpa Ching is a historical place where the British and the Japanese fought during the Second World War. About 70,000 Japanese soldiers laid down their lives in the Imphal and Kohima battles, which are regarded as the fiercest, from March to June 1944.

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State, Central security agencies manning border 24X7: Tysong

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SHILLONG, May 21: In the wake of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh describing religious radicalisation as a serious security threat in the Northeast region of the country, Meghalaya Border Areas Development Minister Prestone Tynsong informed that all checks and balances are in place as far as manning the Meghalaya stretch of the Indo-Bangla border is concerned.    
Recently, the Union Home Minister had cautioned about religious radicalization as a serious security threat and said if not checked in time, it could lead to terrorism. “If we talk about future security threats, radicalisation has come as a huge security challenge. Radicalisation is a transnational phenomenon. If we can’t check it, it will turn into terrorism,” Singh said in a meeting held to review the security situation in Northeast recently.

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