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Renowned singer Mandakini Takhellambam feted

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IMPHAL, Dec 15: Manipur Chief Minister  N. Biren Singh handed over a cash reward of Rs. 10 lakh to renowned singer Mandakini Takhellambam in recognition to her outstanding performance at Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma singing reality show at a simple but solemn felicitation ceremony held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal on Saturday.
The occasion turned out to be a momentous one for Mandakini as it was organised before a huge crowd gathered at the complex for the combined Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day of this month. The Chief Minister also presented a bouquet and a traditional scarf (Lengyan) to her amidst a huge round of applause.

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Manipur govt gears up to embrace MCPM bandh

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IMPHAL, Dec 15: Even as the proscribed Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCPM) said it will impose a 48-hour Manipur bandh from the midnight of December 16, the N. Biren Singh government is taking up stringent measures to thwart the bandh.
The rebel group said it is calling bandh to protest against various issues in the state. The MCPM accused the State Government of Manipur of giving “false promises” to the government employees on the 7th Pay Commission. The rebel group also said that the Manipur government is working with certain agenda in collaboration with a political party that is working against the interest of Manipur.

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7th Nokpante Festival come to a close in Damas

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TURA, Dec 15: One of the most awaited winter festivals of the Garo Hills region, the 7th edition of the Nokpante Festival, which is held at the village of Damas in North Garo Hills (NGH), came to a rousing close with more than 6000 people gathered at the venue on Saturday.
The event is organized every year by the Damas Youth Forum (DYF) with this year’s event being a collaboration with the district administration of NGH, the sports and youth affairs ministry, tourism and the GHADC. The festival was held on Dec 14 and 15 this year at the Damas Secondary School playground.

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Conrad promises stern action against illegal coal mining

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SHILLONG, Dec 14: With 13 miner being trapped in a flooded coal mine in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has assured that strict action will be taken against illegal coal mining in the state in the backdrop of the NGT ban on such activities.
“We are aware of the illegal activities going on and this again is something that is not correct at all and appropriate action will be taken at appropriate time against the people who are involved in the illegal mining as this is not acceptable,” Conrad had said on Friday.

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Justice Sen communal, can't be judge: CPI-M

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS): The CPI-M on Friday condemned Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of the Meghalaya High Court for making what it said were communal observations and said he had lost the moral right to be a judge.
"The CPI-M condemns in unequivocal terms the recent utterances of Justice Sen, in the form of a judgement which is against the basic structure of our Constitution," it said in a statement.
"The Supreme Court had earlier given a verdict that secularism, amongst others, is a fundamental feature of our Constitution."

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