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Meghalaya to soon trade with Bangladesh via Nongjri village

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SHILLONG, April 09: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Tuesday informed that soon a new trade route with Bangladesh would be opened from Nongjri village in East Khasi hills district.
Replying to a question during the ongoing Budget Session on Tuesday, the CM said, “The department has inspected the site at Nongjri and has forwarded the survey report to the customs department at Shillong for further follow up action.”
With regards to the site at Umniuh, he said the department has inspected the site but found it unsuitable.


 

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Ardent threatens to turn Meghalaya Assembly into theater

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SHILLONG, April 08: Uproar marked the Budget Session of the Meghalaya Legislative assembly on Monday, which resumed after a recess of 16 days, when the HSPDP legislator Ardent Basaiawmoit threatened to make the Assembly a theatre by singing instead of debating on issues pertaining to the people of the state when Assembly Speaker AT Mondal turn down his request for Adjournment Motion to discuss the illegal encroachment of Meghalaya land by the Assam government in Sabuda in Ri Bhoi district of Meghalaya.

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29 students injured in stampede, 4 in ICU

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SHILLONG, April 08: In what can be termed as a bizarre incident where a merry lunch time turned into a nightmare, 29 students of a school were on Monday injured when they fell down from the staircase of the school building located in the first floor.
The insane incident happened at St Margaret’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong when students of Class II, III and IV came out from their class rooms during the lunch break.

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3,450 trees could be chopped for NH-44 widening

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Shillong, April 08 (PTI): 3,450 trees, including those falling within the Narpuh Reserve Forest in eastern Meghalaya, might face the axe for the proposed widening of the National Highway 44 which connects the state to Assam.
The Rs 368.88 crore project, covering 100 km through West and East Jaintia Hills districts, would also affect 121 households through which the NH-44 passes in Meghalaya.

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Laitumkhrah Dorbar appeals for non adherence to shutdown notice

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SHILLONG, April 08: Reacting to the reports of ‘shutdown notice’ for all business establishments on Tuesday, the Laitumkhrah Dorbar has appealed to the general public and all shopkeepers not to adhere to the said notice and to continue with business as usual.

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