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MDA government to consider implementation of ILP

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SHILLONG, April 17: The National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government of Meghalaya will examine the demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya as has been assured by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
Conrad had made this assurance to a delegation of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) which met him at the main secretariat here on Tuesday.

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1 dead, 2 critical in NGH witch hunting case

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TURA, April 17: In what will come across as a huge tragedy, a family was completely devastated after at least 4 persons attacked their house near the village of Chima Impel in North Garo Hills (NGH) district after alleging that they are practicing witchcraft. The 68 year old father of the house died in the attack while his wife and pregnant daughter are in critical shape.
The incident occurred on Monday night at about 10:30 pm in the village of Sari Awe, which falls under the Dainadubi outpost. Upon receiving information of the incident, police arrested 5 people including three brothers from one family for the murder and assault.

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MDA government resolves to ensure removal of NGT ban

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SHILLONG, April 17: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in Meghalaya has resolved to ensure that the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on coal mining activities in the state is brought to an end.
In this regard, the government will come up with a proper mechanism to ensure policies to protect the environment and miners are implemented properly and action is taken against those who are breaking the law.

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Embattled candidates to be appointed as Jugalis

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SHILLONG, April 17: As many as 233 successful candidates who had applied for the post of jugalis will be appointed before July 31 as assured by State Power Minister, James Sangma here on Tuesday.
Replying to a query raised by the lone KHNAM MLA Adelbert Nongrum during the question hour in the Assembly here on Tuesday, James said that the list of the remaining 233 candidates has been validated till July 31.

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NGOs demand Sofior’s removal from key GHADC post

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TURA, April 17: A conglomeration of NGOs of Tura which included the  GSU, ADE, AYWO and FKJGP have demanded the immediate removal of Sofiur Rehman from the position of Chairman, Forest Advisory Committee for his anti Garo comments and acts.
The NGOs in a memorandum submitted to the CEM, Dipul Marak have asked for the ouster of Sofiur Rehman, the Balachanda and BJP MDC.

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