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James seeks support of the House to end drug menace

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SHILLONG, April 18: State Home Minister, James Sangma has called upon the members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly to support him and bring an end to the menace of drugs which is proliferating in the state today.
“I take this opportunity to solicit the support of all in our fight to combat the menace of drugs,” James said while replying to a call attention motion moved by Congress MLA from Mawlai Process T Sawkmie in the Assembly here on Wednesday.
He said that the police are doing a commendable job by conducting raids and successfully seized different kinds of drugs from all over the state adding the recent one was the arrest of people and  seizure of 400 grams of heroin on November last year.

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Government urged to recognize key crops as agricultural produces

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SHILLONG, April 18: While pointing out the obvious advantages that it will have to the farmers of Meghalaya, Congress MLA from Mawsynram Himalaya M Shangpliang has urged the state government to consider the recognition of three crops - broomsticks, bay leaf and wild pepper as agriculture produces.
Moving a motion in the Assembly here on Wednesday, Shangpliang said it is the need of the hour that these crops are considered as agriculture crops and not forest produces.

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HSPDP members join former party president in resignation

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SHILLONG, April 18: Firm in their belief that the former president of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit is not solely responsible for the drubbing that it got in the recently concluded state elections, as many as 10 of the party’s leaders have followed in the footsteps of their former leader and resigned from the party.

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More arms and ammunition recovered in EGH

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TURA, April 18: The continued search for arms hidden by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in East Garo Hills (EGH) produced more results with the police recovering more arms and ammunition from the village of Bawa Duragre and Doringkegre on Wednesday.
The arms and ammunition were recovered after continued search for over three days with many villagers joining the police in locating the hidden stash.

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Assam Regiment welcomes 286 new recruits

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SHILLONG, April 18: The Assam Regiment inducted 286 new recruits into its ranks during the attestation parade that was held at the Assam Regimental Centre, here on Wednesday.
These 286 new members form the 320th batch of the Assam Regiment and the attestation parade was reviewed by the General Officer Commanding, 101 Area, Lieutenant General DS Ahuja.

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