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Shah lambasts Congress rule in state, slams govt for ‘corruption’

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SHILLONG, April 22: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Wednesday sought making public the corruption indulged by the ruling Congress party in the state.
Shah, who was accompanied by party’s general secretary Ram Madhav chaired a meeting with the party workers at the State Convention Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
In his speech at the meeting, Shah urged the party workers to work hard and expose the misdeeds of the Congress led coalition government in Meghalaya.

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BJP assures safety and security to all religions

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SHILLONG, April 22: Opposition political parties on Wednesday urged the centre to intervene and solve Meghalaya’s law and order problem during their meeting with BJP national president, Amit Shah.
In separate meetings with the United Democratic Party (UDP), Hill State Peoples’ Democratic Party (HSPDP), Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) and National People’s Party (NPP), contentious issues of the state such as militancy, boundary disputes, illegal immigration, NGT ban on coal mining political besides others were brought to Shah’s attention.

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5 injured in clash with suspected GNLA militants

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TURA, April 21: Five people were injured during the heavy firing between suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres and police forces near the village of Pathargittim in Nongalbibra region in South Garo Hills (SGH) on Tuesday night. The exchange of fire between the militants and policemen started at about 8:20 pm and continued till the filing of the report.

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Former Odisha chief minister J.B.Patnaik dead

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Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS): Three-time Odisha chief minister and former Assam Governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, a family member said here. He was 89.
Patnaik passed away at a private hospital at 3 a.m.
He had arrived at Tirupati on Monday to attend the convocation of Tirupati Rashtriya Sanskrit University as the chief guest. He was the university's chancellor.

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Coal miners oppose paying environmental fund

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SHILLONG, April 21: The Meghalaya Commercial Truck Owners and Operators’ Association (MCTOOA) on Tuesday expressed it strong reservation against the recent National Green Tribunal (NGT) order imposing additional burden on coal miners to pay for environmental fund besides the royalty on coal.
At the same time, the MCTOOA has also sought immediate withdrawing of the order through a petition filed before the NGT on April 6.
The petition was filed following the NGT order issued which directed coal miners to pay upto Rs 480 for environmental fund apart from the royalty paid by them while transportation of the extracted coal.

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MEPA to indefinitely boycott CM

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SHILLONG, April 21: The Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association (MEPA) in its meeting held in Shillong on Tuesday has unanimously decided to continue the indefinite boycott of news, views, publicity materials including advertisements or any other concerning the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma.

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Defamation Suit against Meghalaya Times dismissed

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SHILLONG, April 21: The Meghalaya Editors’ and Publishers’ Association (MEPA) on Tuesday informed that a defamation suit against Meghalaya Times filed by former legislator Ismail R. Marakhas been dismissed by the concerned court. This is the first of its kind in Meghalaya since inception of the state.

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