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Ronnie questions Meghalaya’s willingness to fall under Assam dominion

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SHILLONG, April 27: Reacting to the recent comments made by Assam BJP Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghalaya urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh has pointed out that the people of Meghalaya would not like being under the dominion of Assam again.
Lyngdoh was reacting to Sarma’s recent comment wherein the latter had said the BJP will form the next government in Meghalaya. “A lot of people (in the late 60s upto early 70s) have fought to be free from Assamese domination to have our own statehood. Now why would we want to be under the Assamese domination again,” Lyngdoh said in this regard.

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Rajnath assures expedited Amendment of 6th Schedule

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SHILLONG, April 27: The issue pertaining to the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India is likely to be taken up during the next session of Parliament as was informed by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Thursday.
Singh had informed this on Thursday during his meeting with the National People’s Party (NPP) president and Tura MP Conrad K Sangma.

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Marwein defending the spread of misinformation: BJP

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SHILLONG, April 27: The recent comments made by the UDP Shillong City chief organizer Joe Marwein pertaining to the filing of complaints against those spreading misinformation on social media about the BJP were targeted by the latter on Thursday even as it has accused Marwein of trying to defend those who are spreading this misinformation.
This came after UDP Shillong City chief organizer Joe Marwein recently termed the BJP as immature for its decision to file a complaint as he was of the opinion that it will only affect the right to freedom of expression of the people.

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Tasek Lake – A testament of the extreme shades of nature

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TURA, April 27: In a prime example of how adversity can be turned into a boon, Tasek Lake in East Garo Hills (EGH) district has become a popular recreational spot after it was initially formed by a massive earthquake which rocked the region in the year 1897.
Efforts to boost the tourism potential of the lake which is located in Songsak block were first taken up by various government departments including Songsak block, Meghalaya tourism, fishery, integrated basin development and livelihood promotion programme in 2014 – 16 wherein an eco – lodge besides other infrastructure was set up at the site.

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Former Gauhati HC Judge to head Kaldang shooting inquiry

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SHILLONG, April 27: Former judge of Gauhati High Court, Justice (Retd.) BD Agarwal will head the judicial commission to probe the alleged police firing in North Garo Hills (NGH) district on March 6, this year, in which three persons were fired at by police while returning from a weekly market when they refused to stop their vehicle at a police check post in Kaldang area of the district.

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