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MDA Ministers to go on whirlwind tours every 3 months

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SHILLONG, April 13: Cabinet Ministers of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government will be a busy lot with the decision that they will visit all the eleven districts once in every three months to review and improve the implementation of the various schemes.

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Funding for national games a tedious exercise for MDA

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SHILLONG, April 13: Raising funds to host the National Games in 2022 is proving to be a tedious task for the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government and as pointed out by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, there is a need for a different budgetary allocation just for National Games.
Replying to the budget discussion in the Assembly here on Friday, Conrad said, “It is a tedious and heavy exercise as there is need for a different budgetary allocation just for National Games. I assure you that we are working on this.” He also admitted that the budget allocated to the sports department is not sufficient.

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Centre should end Indo Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship: HNLC

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SHILLONG, April 13: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) is of the opinion that it is high time that the Meghalaya government pushes the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Central Government to end the Indo Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship, 1950.
In a press communiqué issued here on Friday, HNLC Publicity Secretary, Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “There will not be any difficulty for the MDA government to demand from the Centre for implementation of this law (ILP) especially when the present chief minister Conrad K Sangma is also a member of the parliament (MP).”

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114 terrorists give up arms in Mizoram in 'homecoming' ceremony

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Aizawl, April 13 (IANS): Two weeks after a peace accord, 114 terrorists of Hmar People's Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) on Friday surrendered to the Mizoram government and deposited huge cache of arms and ammunition.
At the surrender ceremony, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said that after a talks, the state government has reached a successful settlement with the HPC-D and the "surrendered extremists now can live a normal life with peaceful co-existence with their families and friends".
"The state government would ensure successful implementation of all provisions stipulated in the bipartite accord in a phase manner," he added.

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Conrad moots using MNREGS to boost infrastructure

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SHILLONG, April 13: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is working towards ensuring that the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MNREGS) in the state not only creates jobs but also boosts infrastructure in the state.
Informing this while replying to the budget discussion in the Assembly here on Friday, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said the government will see that the scheme is not only for giving employment but for creation of assets as well.

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Govt contemplating use of plastic waste to build roads

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SHILLONG, April 13: Building off a project which has successfully been completed in the state, the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) state government is presently considering the use of plastic waste as a base material for building roads in the state.
Replying during the budget discussion in the Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma informed that a one kilometer stretch of built using 460 kgs of plastic waste at a cost of Rs 50 lakh has been completed in the state.

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Meghalaya Govt eager to promote Cave tourism

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SHILLONG, April 13: Expressing keen interest to promote cave tourism in Meghalaya, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said that this is an area which the government would like to push forward especially with the Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons also showing interest on the matter.
 Replying to the budget discussion in the Assembly here on Friday, Conrad said that for the conveniene of the tourists visiting the state, the government has discussed the need to construct not only basic amenities like toilets but also a resting place adding that the Centre is also interested in funding this project.

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