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Meghalaya in possession of strong documentary proof

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SHILLONG, April 18: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has informed that Meghalaya is in possession of documents which bolster its claims over areas of difference with Assam and that these documents can pave the way for adjudication before the judiciary, if the situation warrants.
Replying to a resolution moved by KHNAM MLA Adelbert Nongrum in the Assembly, Conrad said that the state government has been able to buttress its claims by presenting supporting documents.

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Meghalaya’s journos to take out silent march

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SHILLONG, April 18: Journalist in Meghalaya re rallying behind one of their colleagues and have decided to take out a silent march in protest against the recent petrol bomb attack at the residence of the editor of an English news daily.
An emergent meeting of the Shillong Press Club was convened here on Wednesday during which the journalists arrived at this decision.
The president of the Shillong Press Club, David O Laitphlang informed that the silent march by journalists will start from the premises of the Shillong Press Club and take the routes via Barik, Shillong Civil Hospital junction, IGP to Lachumeire.

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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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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

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AGARTALA, April 18 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.
“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra,” Deb said while inaugurating a two-day workshop on computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS).

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60 year old rapes own granddaughter in Kharkutta

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TURA, April 18: In one of the most abhor able cases of sexual predation to come out of Garo Hills, police on Wednesday arrested one 60 year old Deny Marak in the village of Kama Gandim under Kharkutta in NGH for allegedly raping his own 7 year old grand-daughter.
The case gets even murkier after family sources added that the accused had even raped his own daughter when she was younger, though there was no complaint lodged by them at the point.

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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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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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