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Opposition strongly opposed to work permits for Bangladeshis

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SHILLONG, April 12: Thursday’s session of the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly witnessed a walk – out being staged by the Opposition through which it expressed how strongly opposed it is to the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma’s plans of issuing work permits to Bangladesh nationals.
Not satisfied by the reply given by Conrad during the short discussion on the issue which was moved by Congress MLA from East Shillong Ampareen Lyngdoh, the Opposition decided to stage a walk - out.

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Irate Congress party announces state – wide protest

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SHILLONG, April 12: The Congress party has announced a state – wide protest against the proposal of the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma to issue work permits to Bangladeshi nationals to work in Meghalaya.
We are going to have a statewide protest starting from Saturday in the state’s capital and Mendipathar in North Garo Hills District,” the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, Dr. Mukul Sangma said on Thursday.

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32 years age limit for govt jobs is unjustified: GSU

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SHILLONG, April 12: The Garo Students’ Union has expressed its disagreement with the norms wherein the age limit of 32 years for applying for government jobs is currently in practice in Meghalaya.
“Considering the facts and figures of the growing rate of unemployment in the state of Meghalaya, a uniform upper age limit of 32 years for applying into various Government jobs is unjustified and wrong,” the GSU stated in a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma here on Thursday.

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MePGCL files complaint against rumor mongers

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TURA, April 12: The Meghalaya Power Generation Company Limited (MePGCL) has filed a police complaint against the alleged circulation of photos of poor construction of the upcoming Ganol Small Hydro Project which is coming up on the outskirts of the town of Tura. The complaint was filed by the executive engineer, AK Nandi, for the Ganol Civil Division No. 1 at the Chandmari Beat House.
The complaint comes in the wake of allegations of poor construction with photos circulating showing branches and twigs mixed with concrete in some sections of the dam wall.

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Drug Mafia not being taken to task in Meghalaya: Lyngdoh

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SHILLONG, April 12: Expressing concern over the drug menace in the state, Umroi MLA, George B Lyngdoh questioned as to why kingpins are nowhere to be found whereas only small drug peddlers are being arrested adding these small time peddlers within no time are back in the streets.

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MDA to seek Central aid in resolving NGT ban

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SHILLONG, April 12: The National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) state government has decided to seek the Centre’s aid in resolving the ban on coal mining activities in Meghalaya which has been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

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Lack of toilets will cost Meghalaya tourism: Pyngrope

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SHILLONG, April 12: The lack of basic amenities and toilets in the tourist spots in Meghalaya will have a very adverse effect on the tourist flow into the state, according to senior Congress leader, Charles Pyngrope.
Participating in the general discussion on the budget during the Assembly here on Thursday, Pyngrope said that this important aspect probably has missed the eyes of the Tourism department.

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