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Mukul proposes setting up of railway line to Sohra

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SHILLONG, June 15: The state government has proposed that the railway line connecting Shillong with the rest of the country is extended all the way to Sohra such that tourism to one of the wettest places on earth can be given a fillip.
“It will be the most sought after train ride for people especially for romantic couples who would like to visit Meghalaya for honeymoon and anniversary in the midst of beauty and whole charm of nature,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said after he had made this proposal to representatives of the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) whom he had met on Thursday.

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Mukul for facilitation centre at Mendipathar

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SHILLONG, June 15: A facilitation centre may soon come up in the only railway station in Meghalaya, Mendipathar railway station after a directive was issued by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) towards this end.
“Every railway station will have the same kind of facilitation centres proposed in the entry/exit points for road network,” Dr. Sangma said after a review meeting held with the representatives of the NEFR here on Thursday.

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NPP for probe into claims of Mukul – HNLC nexus

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SHILLONG, June 15: In light of recent reports that the state government is probing any possible nexus between the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), the National People’s Party (NPP) has suggested that a similar probe should be conducted on allegations of a similar nexus between the HNLC and the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma.

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Administrator Rule to be lifted from GHADC

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SHILLONG, June 15: In a move that will pave the way for the formation of a new Executive Committee (EC) in the Garo Hills Autonomous District (GHADC), the state government has decided to revoke the ‘Administrators Rule’ over the council which has been in place for over two months now.
“We have approved the DCA’s proposal to revoke the notification and also summoning of a special session of the GHADC for electing a new chief executive member (CEM) and constitution of a new executive committee,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed after a Cabinet Meeting that was held here on Thursday.

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Vendor severs victim’s fingers, ears, makes off with gold ornaments

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SHILLONG, June 15: Taking advantage of a situation wherein he found a 55 year old woman alone at home, a robber disguised as a vendor made off with all of his victim’s gold ornaments after cutting her fingers and ears.
This shocking incident happened at Smit village in the outskirts of Shillong on Wednesday evening when the accused vendor who was selling plastic buckets took advantage on seeing the 55-year-old woman was all alone in her home.

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35 years of trust in Congress has given us nothing: Pema Khandu

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TURA, June 15: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu has lambasted the Congress party, calling it ‘anti people’ while also stating that the North East had trusted the Congress for over 35 years and had got nothing in return.
Khandu addressed a meeting to celebrate 3 years of achievements of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA alliance at the Centre at the village of Menadoba under Kharkutta constituency in North Garo Hills (NGH) on Thursday.

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Government will not engage in dialogue with KSU: Mukul

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SHILLONG, June 15: Justifying his stance against any dialogue with the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) which is spearheading a protest against the establishment of a railhead at Ri Bhoi district, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that a benchmark has been set in 2013 which he will not deviate from.
“The government has set a benchmark in 2013 (ILP agitations) and why should I change the benchmark which has been set,” Dr. Sangma said on Thursday when asked if the government will engage in talks with the KSU.

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