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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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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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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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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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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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