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Only 1 percent of India paid taxes prior to demonetization: Gohain

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: The Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain made a sensational claim on Tuesday where he said that prior to the announcement of demonetization, only 1 percent of India’s population paid taxes.
 “Now, more and more people are becoming part of our tax system which has prompted the government to lower the income tax for the benefit of small income groups in this Budget. More funds are available with the government now,” Gohain said while addressing the one-day Digidhan Mela held here on Tuesday.

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Efforts on to make Tripura a green state

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AGARTALA, Feb 07 (IANS): Efforts are on to run more vehicles on compressed natural gas (CNG) and supply piped natural gas (PNG) to households to turn Tripura into a green state, an official said on Tuesday.
“Tripura Natural Gas Co Ltd (TNGCL) has taken ambitious steps to provide CNG in more vehicles and PNG to all households in Agartala and other district towns,” TNGCL Chairman Jitendra Chaudhury said.

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Militancy claims 2593 lives in Assam in 15 years

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GUWAHATI, Feb 06: The Assam government on Monday said that, a total of 2,593 people were killed by extremists in Assam during the 15 years of Congress rule in the state.
In a written reply to a query raised by Asom Gana Parishad MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the ongoing budget session of the Assam assembly, state Parliamentary Affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that from 2001 to the month of May in 2016, a total of 2593 civilians were killed by several extremist groups in the state.

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Syiem assures share of funds for constituencies with new MDCs

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SHILLONG, Feb 06: A total of Rs. 1.5 crore will be shared by the constituencies which elected new MDCs in the recently completed by elections in the KHADC as was assured by the Chief Executive Member (CEM), PN Syiem on Monday.
Syiem informed that this Rs. 1.5 crore will be a part from the schemes already proposed by the KHADC for these constituencies, when they were unrepresented after six MLAs resigned as MDCs.

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Ailing Stanleywiss makes bail, to remain in hospital

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SHILLONG, Feb 06: The ailing former Umroi legislator, Stanleywiss Rymbai was granted bail on Monday but will remain in hospital where he currently undergoing treatment for high blood pressure, hypertension and thyroid related problems.
This was informed by Rymbai’s counsel, VGK Kynta on Monday who said, “The court was pleased to peruse the case dairy produced by the Investigation Officer (IO) and allow the bail application on certain conditions for Rymbai to comply.”

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Govt to respond to the growing aspirations of the people: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Feb 06: The development which Meghalaya is currently undergoing has led to a situation where the aspirations of people are growing day by day according to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who has promised that his government will respond to these aspirations.
Dr. Sangma had made this assurance while speaking during a function organized for the inauguration of two suspension footbridges over Daru River near Ampati under in the presence of Government Chief Whip WD Sangma, local MDC of Betasing Nripen Koch, Deputy Commissioner, CVD. Diengdoh, Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Singh, officials of the Border Areas Development department, other district officials and local leaders and the people of the area on Monday afternoon.

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Langstieh responds to allegations of harassment

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SHILLONG, Feb 06: Finally breaking his silence on allegations that he is facing pertaining to alleged harassment of a lady peon in his department, the Director of the Soil & Water Conservation department, D Langstieh said on Monday that whatever action was taken against the woman was with the intention of maintaining discipline and correcting her behavior.
Reacting to allegations made by the woman that she was deprived of 6-month salary and transferred just because she refused to stay in the residence of the director, Langstieh said, “All her allegations are baseless, devoid of truth and done with the intention of tarnishing my image.”

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