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PHE unable to explain mud in drinking water supply

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Public Health Engineering (PHE) department of the State Government was caught at its wits end on Thursday when the only explanation that it could give for the mud – laced water it was supplying to residents of Shillong was ‘pilferage, leakages and old pipes being used by private individuals’.
This was the explanation that the PHE had given to the State Development Reforms Commission (SDRC) which had conducted a spot verification of the Dam of GSWSS at Mawphlang, treatment plant, water reservoir at Mawphlang and the twin reservoir at 4 ½ miles Upper Shillong on Wednesday.

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Opposition demands action against KHADC chairman

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Opposition in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), while citing violation of AD Rules in the just concluded budget session of the Council, has sought action against the Chiarman, LG Nongsiej through a formal complaint to the District Council Affairs Minister, Prestone Tynsong.

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NEHU confirms discontinuation of HASA

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SHILLONG, June 23: NEHU authorities have confirmed that the Hill Area Special Allowances (HASA) has been discontinued with effect from June 14, following the direction of the President of India, who is also the Visitor of the University.

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Govt doing justice to MGNREGA workers: Mukul

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SHILLONG, June 23: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma has admitted that the state government is facing difficulties in clearing wages under the MGNREGA programme being implemented in the state even as he informed that a corpus fund of Rs. Rs 37.00 crores under State Employment Guarantee Fund (SEGF) has been arranged by the state government to address this issue.

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FIRs filed against MDC for hate comments

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TURA, June 23: Two Garo Hills residents, Bappun A Sangma and Panseng B Marak have filed separate FIRs against the Balachanda MDC, Sofiur Rehman for alleged hate comments directed towards the Garo community. The FIR comes in the backdrop of a Facebook post allegedly made by the MDC berating the community and trying to divide the region on communal lines.
The two FIRs were lodged by Bappun at Tura in WGH and Panseng at the state capital of Shillong.

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