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MeECL wants Govt to be guarantor for Rs 1400 crore loan

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SHILLONG, June 28: Meghalaya Cabinet has asked the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to present a Power Point Presentation (PPT) to its request of wanting the state government to stand guarantor up to Rs 1400 crore loan for building infrastructure and other projects the corporation will be undertaking.

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Meghalaya’s chronic habit: Intelligence input on impending Jail debacle ignored

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SHILLONG, June 27: It seems Meghalaya Government’s chronic habit of not acting on intelligence inputs timely has led to yet another debacle. This time it was inside the jail, though the disaster was contained.
What happened inside the century – old Shillong District Jail on Wednesday (June 26) could have been avoided if the Home department had adhered to intelligence inputs, which had clearly hinted towards a riot or a big disaster impending in the jail.

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Food prices soar as Umngi Bridge collapses

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Nongstoin, June 28: Prices of food commodities have soared up due to the collapse of Umngi Bridge in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) District, affecting the people of the District badly.

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Seven people electrocuted in EJH

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SHILLONG, June 27: In a tragic incident, seven people of whom five are minors were electrocuted in Khliehriat West under East Jaintia hills (EJH) district in the wee hour of Thursday.
It is learnt that heavy down pour led to short circuit which has caused the death of the victims.

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Meghalaya Govt to try CMJ University anomalies in ‘Special Court’

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SHILLONG, June 28: Meghalaya government on Friday said it would constitute a “special court” for an exclusive trial of the CMJ University irregularities in the state even as the Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha, wanted by the state police on charges of distributing fake PhD degrees, remains elusive till date.
“We would constitute a Special Court to ensure speedy trial into the matter,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after a Cabinet meeting held here on Friday evening.

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Specially - abled children enchant Hoosastank before concert

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SHILLONG, June 28: Through their gifted talents, the Specially – abled students of Bethany Society have conquered the hearts of the members of the Hoobastank- American rock band who visited the campus on Friday, a day ahead of their big gig to be held at Polo Ground.
The team who is supposed to rock the Shillongites was indeed seen rocking by this amazing group of four member band of the Specially – abled students who performed as a mark of welcoming them.

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Jha demands Rs 15 lakh, orders to vacate University premise

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CM Jha serves legal notice to DGP, CID officials
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Shillong, June 27: In a new twist to the controversial CMJ University episode, the University Chancellor CM Jha on Thursday asked Meghalaya Police to pay Rs 15 lakh and vacate the University premises.
In a legal notice through his counsel SP Sharma, Jha asked Meghalaya DGP Prem Singh, ADG (CID) SK Jain, AIG (CID) J Momin and Investigating Officer (CID) C Thammar to clear the payment and vacate the university premises within one week or he will move Court.

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