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Myntdu Leskha hydel project Phase – I ‘finally’ commissioned

Posted in February 2012

Shillong, Feb 29: Power-starved Meghalaya Wednesday added 42 MW of power by formally commissioning the first phase of a hydroelectric power project in Jaintia Hills district.
The commissioning of the initial 42 MW of the 126 MW-capacity Myntdu-Leshka power project is expected to ease the power deficit in the state.
Meghalaya, which was once a power-surplus state, has now become power-deficit. Against the peak hour demand of 650 MW, the state generates only 186.7 MW, which is exclusively hydel-based power.
"We are a power deficit state and we need to invest more in this sector to ensure development," Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, who formally commissioned the 42 MW power project, said.

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Meghalaya firm with Langpih construction, Assam Police says agreement violation

Posted in February 2012

Staff Reporter
NONGSTOIN, Feb 29:
The official team of Assam Government led by Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Rural), SK Roy and Superintendent APS of Kamrup and the Meghalaya official team  led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), W Nongsiej and Superintendent of Police, West Khasi Hills District, R Muthu accompanied by EAC, M.B Tongper held a three hours long official meeting at the Langpih Battalion camp of Assam police in connection with the attempt to stop the ongoing market complex construction under taken by the Deputy Commissioner, West Khasi Hills District.
The three hours long meeting was hotly debated by both side of the Government officials of Assam and Meghalaya and ended without any conclusive official decision.
In the meeting, Roy reiterated that there should not be any permanent structure construction at the disputed border areas stating that this was as per the agreement taken between the two Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya soon after the May 14, 2010 firing incidents at Langpih market.

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BSF nabs ULFA Linkman

Posted in February 2012

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Shillong, Feb 29:
Reacting on specific information, BSF troops launched a special operation at Kishnupara, West Garo Hills and apprehended one ULFA cum GNLA linkman on Tuesday evening.
According to BSF official statement, “A search observed two miscreants illegally infiltrating inside Indian Territory. On being challenged by BSF troops, both of them tried to flee back towards the international Indo-Bangla border”.

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87 ltrs of illicit liquor seized in raid

Posted in February 2012

Shillong, Feb 29: The Excise staff of East Khasi Hills recently conducted raids in restaurants and stalls in the town and its outskirts.
In its continued drive against illicit liquor, 41 cases with a seizure of 77.550 litres of illicit liquor and 8.875 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were detected in the month of January 2012.
41 persons have been arrested under the Excise Act in this connection.


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CM highlights women upliftment, praises Bakdil and Caritas

Posted in February 2012

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TURA, Feb 29:
Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr Mukul Sangma informed that the government has rolled out a programme for socio-economic development and empowerment of women, through Financial Inclusion and under this scheme seed money will be provided to the female head of the family.
“We can see better success stories when there is complete partnership between the government departments and the stakeholders, therefore we are coming up with such schemes wherein the government is partnering with the people of the State on all interventions on a mission-mode”, said Dr. Sangma at the inaugural function of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Bakdil and the Golden Jubilee celebrations of its parent organization, Caritas India, as the chief guest at Bakdil Training Centre, Walbakgre, on Monday last.

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