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Mawlai Mawiong Abattoir 80% completed

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: More than 80 percent of the work is completed of the newly constructed abattoir (slaughter house) at Mawlai Mawiong, informed Deputy Chief Minister in-charge of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Bindo M Lanong, after inspecting the slaughter house on Tuesday.
He informed that 240 cows and pigs and 160 goats will be slaughtered per day in the slaughter house and it would be done mechanically instead of manually.

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Grand Council of Chiefs demand immediate implementation of IOA & AA

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: Discontented with the delay in implementation of Instrument of Accession & Annexed Agreement (IOA & AA) signed between the Khasi States and the Government of India, the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya consisting of the Federation of Khasi States, the Council of Dolloi (Jaintia Chiefs), and the Council of Nokmas (Garo Chiefs) convened a meeting on Tuesday to demand from the Central Government to immediately implement the IOA & AA.
Addressing in a news conference here on Tuesday, Chairman of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya, John Kharshiing informed reporters that the Council will organize the Fourth People’s Parliament on February 13 at Nongkhlaw.

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High level inquiry to probe ‘child soldier’ reports: NCPCR

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday said Meghalaya has agreed to institute a ‘high-level-inquiry’ to probe into the reports of children being recruited and employed by militant groups and coal barons as “Goondas” and “child soldiers” in different parts of the state.
“The State government has assured that it would conduct a high level inquiry into the matter,” NCPCR member Yogesh Dube told reporters here after the commission’s meeting with the different government officials.

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Govt constitutes SPV for contractors’ capacity building

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: To ensure that there is no more delay in the implementation of the projects in the state, Meghalaya government Tuesday decided to constitute a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)’ to promote and assist contractors in state.
“We have decided to contribute an amount of Rs. 20 Crores as corpus fund in the Government owned company - SPV – to build the capacity of contractors and assist them financially in the form of loans,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after the Cabinet meeting here.

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DFO urges people to stop killing wild animals, birds

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SHILLONG, Jan 08: The Forest Department, Wildlife Wing, in a letter, has expressed concern over the recent killing of wild animals inside Nongkhyllem and other areas outside the Government Reserve.
The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Khasi Hills Wildlife Division, Shillong, in the latter, appealed to general public to stop killing of wild animals and birds as they are protected under Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

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