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Shillong Golf Course sinking into disrepute

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SHILLONG, April 11: One of the oldest, largest and finest natural golf circuits across the world, the Shillong Golf Course in Meghalaya is slowly turning into an eye sore with heaps of plastic bags, jay walkers, sports and merry making enthusiast littering and trampling over the serene greens of the course.
This golf course was established in the year 1898, as a 9-hole golf course and later converted to an 18-hole course in 1924.

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FKJGP, HNYF for NRC in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 11: The Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) and Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) have urged the state government to initiate the National Registration of Citizens (NRC) in Meghalaya and ensure illegal foreign nationals are deported at the earliest.
In a joint memorandum to the chief minister Conrad K Sangma here on Wednesday, the FKJGP and HNYF said, “If your government is admitting the presence of large number of foreign nationals in the state, we suggest that your government initiate the NRC even in Meghalaya and deport all the foreign nationals.”

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Victim’s family not filing FIR against Hek’s son in accident case

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SHILLONG, April 10: Cabinet Minister, AL Hek’s son, Aibansharai Nongsiej who had been arrested in connection with an accident case which led to the loss of one life and serious injuries to another victim has since been released as the family members have not filed a FIR in the case.
Informing this here on Tuesday, East Khasi Hills, SP Davis Marak said that the there is no need to produce Nongsiej in court as it is baliable offence and police are competent enough to give him bail as long as he is cooperating and since the family was not filing any FIR so the police took up the case on suo motto.

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No senior GNLA cadre active in state: Prestone

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SHILLONG, April 10: Senior Cabinet Minister, Prestone Tynsong has informed that no senior cadre of the proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) is active in Meghalaya.
Giving his reply during the Assembly session here on Tuesday, Tynsong said that the activities of the banned terrorist outfit - the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in the state have been firmly checked.

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Modi to lead BJP's fast on April 12 against Parliament washout

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New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): In an unusual action, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on April 12 to protest against the washout of the second part of Parliament's budget session due to continious disruptions, which the BJP blamed on the Congress.
While BJP President Amit Shah will observe a hunger strike in Hubli in Karnataka, party MPs will fast in their constituencies.
"The Prime Minister will observe a fast even while engaged in his official duty and official engagements," BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao said.

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State aims to generate 1659.05 mega watts from 15 power projects

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SHILLONG, April 10: The state government is attempting to generate 1659.05 mega watts from as many as 15 power projects to meet the shortfall of power in Meghalaya and the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of most of these projects have been completed.
This was informed by State Power Minister, James Sangma in the Assembly on Tuesday. He also said that these include 10 hydro power projects, two thermal power projects and three new and renewable energy projects.

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Liquor free zones not affecting state exchequer

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SHILLONG, April 10: The declaration of certain areas in Meghalaya as ‘liquor free zones’ has not resulted in any revenue loss to the state’s exchequer, according to State Excise Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh.
Replying to a query raised by Congress MLA, Winnerson D Sangma during the question hour in the Assembly on Tuesday, Metbah however said the government will review to see whether there is any revenue loss and other factors.

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