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Govt to conduct house visits on uranium issue

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SHILLONG, March 23: Reiterating its stand on uranium mining, the state government today agreed to conduct a House-visit to the 1500 boreholes drilled for exploratory mining by the UCIL in areas under South West Khasi Hills District.
“We will proceed with this and find out the fact and accordingly articulate the matter to the Centre based on our firm stand,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma told the Assembly here on Thursday.

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James opposed to humiliation of public servants

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SHILLONG, March 23: Opposition National People’s Party (NPP) legislator James K Sangma has expressed his opposition against “archaic and humiliating” punishment of public servants.
The opposition chief whip, had also staged a walk-out from the Assembly on Thursday as a mark of disapproving the reprimanding of a senior government official in the bar of the House in the Assembly.

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Meghalaya operating with over 500 faulty power transformers

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SHILLONG, March 23: Over 500 transformers across the eleven districts of the state are damaged even as the state government assured to examine the demand for setting up of workshops for expediting speedy of their repairing and replacement.

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Larsing Ming Sawyan Appointed Chairman of Development Committee

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SHILLONG, March 23: In line with FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation, the All India Football Federation has formed a new Development Committee with AIFF Vice-President Larsing Ming Sawyan as its Chairman.
The Development Committee will oversee all development-related activities of the AIFF, including the State FA Development Plan, Coach Development Programme, Grassroots and Youth Development Programmes, and others.
Besides Sawyan, Subhash Chopra, Ghulam Rabbani, Deepak Kumar, Surinder Kumar, Joydeep Mukherjea, Yesu Patel and Menla Ethenpa are the others on the Committee.

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Garobadha dacoity case victim succumbs to injuries

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TURA, March 23: The 55 year old victim of the brutal dacoity case, Tapan Ghosh, of the village of Garobadha, which left 5 people seriously injured, lost his battle with life this morning after suffering for nearly the past two months with head injuries.
Ghosh had been injured after being hit on his head with a ‘khukri’ leaving him in a serious state. The case of dacoity had become sensational due to the slow reaction of the police, which took about 90 minutes to reach a stone’s throw distance. The five injured in the family were quickly rushed to Guwahati for medical care where Tapan Ghosh was immediately put under intensive care due to the extent of his injuries.

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