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Loss through closure of wine stores marginal: Zenith

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SHILLONG, March 24: Minister in-charge Excise Zenith Sangma has maintained that the closure of retail wine stores throughout the state has caused marginal loss of revenue.
Replying in the Assembly here, Sangma said during the current year, 2016-17 up to January 2017 the revenue collection was Rs 127 crore against Rs 132 crore collected during the last financial year up to January, last year.
“There is a decrease of Rs 5.29 crore,” he said.

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Govt moots e – check gates in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, March 24: The state government is contemplating to soon introduce e-check gates in Meghalaya.
“We are planning to have e-check gates which will be made operational very soon,” Minister in-charge Taxation Zenith M Sangma said in his reply during the last day of the Assembly Session here.

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Assembly passes Rs. 13,048 crore budget for 2017 -18

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SHILLONG, March 24: The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Friday unanimously passed the Rs 13,048 crore annual Budget estimates for the year 2017-18 presented by Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma on March 15.
The Chief Minister, who also holds charge of Finance Department, had replied to the various queries raised by members of the Opposition bench on March 20.


 

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City residents reeling under acute water crisis

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SHILLONG, March 24: The localities under Nongthymmai Constituency are reeling in acute water crisis. Residents of Rynjah are complaining that they aren’t receiving any water supply since January. The residents of Lumiawblot, Dum Dum, Nongthymmai aren’t dwelling under this scarcity for a whooping two to three years now.

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Assam Rifles celebrates 182nd raising day

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SHILLONG, March 24: The Assam Rifles celebrated its 182nd Raising Day on Friday through a solemn Ceremony was held at the Headquarters of the Directorate General of Assam Rifles, Laitkor, Shillong.  The programme commenced with Wreath Laying Ceremony, wherein the Director General of Assam Rifles Lieutenant General Shokin Chauhan and all Officers of the Headquarters paid homage to the valiant martyrs at the War Memorial.
This was followed by a Special Sainik Sammelan by the Director General and culminated with a ‘Community Meal’ wherein the retired Assam Rifles personnel were the special invitees.

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