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Incessant rains trigger landslides at Nongstoin

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: Monsoon showers wreaked havoc at Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills district as heavy rains triggered landslides at various places while the district administration is on alert.

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Paul demands thoroughfare through cantonment areas

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: West Shillong legislator, Paul Lyngdoh has demanded that the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma takes immediate action towards the removal of ‘unnecessary’ closure of roads in the cantonment areas in Shillong.
Informing the Chief Minister of having received complaints in this regard, Lyngdoh said, “I request you to take up the matter with the appropriate authorities for the immediate removal of barriers of entry/exit to the public roads.”

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Indo – Bangla retreat ceremony to begin soon

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: In line with the infamous Wagah Indo- Pak retreat ceremony, India and Bangladesh is all set to start the Indo – Bangla retreat ceremony within two months time at Dawki in Meghalaya.
“We (BSF) and Bangladesh are very eager for the retreat ceremony to start which will begin in two months time,” said BSF Commandant Meghalaya Frontier, SR Khan on Thursday.

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No activities that can cause tension with China: Khandu

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AGARTALA, Aug 09 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said there was no activity on the Indian border with China in his state that could create tension between the two countries.
“There are no such activities that can create tension along the India-China border in Arunachal,” Khandu told the media here after addressing a tribal rally by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Govt attempting to bring in more investment

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: In an attempt to bring in more investment into the state, the state government is currently examining a proposal for review of the Meghalaya Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (MIIPP), 2012.
Informing this after a meeting of the Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB)’s working group-IX held here, board’s co-chairman John F Kharshiing said that in line with the board’s earlier recommendation for reviewing the MIIPP-2012, a road map on this was already submitted to the state government by the commerce and industries department for examination.

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Benevolence comes back to haunt Sanbor

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SHILLONG, Aug 09: Attempts to come to the aid of the candidates who had arrived in Shillong to appear for a recruitment drive conducted by the army has come back to haunt South Shillong MLA, Sanbor Shullai with the aftermath of his actions spiraling into a snowball of controversy.
According to Shullai, he had gone to the guest house owned by Haviva Passah on August 2 last after being informed by residents including Haviva’s mother, Disyona Passah that hundreds of job aspirants, who have come from different states for the army recruitment rally had flocked to the guest house seeking accommodation.

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HYC once again greets Mukul with protest

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SHILLONG, Aug 09: Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma was once again greeted by a protest as he had gone to inaugurate the Multi Facility Utility Centre at Mawkhar on Wednesday as Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) members wielded pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) placards along the route to the venue.
This is the second time that the chief minister was given a surprise welcome by the activists, who have pledged to continue to haunt Dr. Sangma and other ministers on such official functions in protest of their refusal to engage in talks on the implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya.

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