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Meghalaya Governor asks CMJ University to recall all degrees awarded

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SHILLONG, April 30: Meghalaya Governor, RS Mooshahary who is also the Visitor to the CMJ University, has directed the University to recall/withdraw all the degrees awarded so far. He also issued a series of directions to the University and asked for the submission of compliance report within May 21, 2013 and said no fresh admission of students shall be undertaken by the University till compliance of all the instructions and till the appointment of the Chancellor is made in accordance with Act.

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Shillong: Is it en-route to becoming Cancer City of NE

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SHILLONG, April 30: Is Shillong going to be known as the Cancer City of the North East? A report says that 1038 cases of cancer ostensibly due to the use of tobacco products were recorded at one hospital alone.
The Supreme Court of India wanted to know why people in ‘the Abode of Clouds’ were still merrily partaking of harmful nicotine products, even though they are banned throughout India. Officials now say that they have got their act together, and that the ban will be put in effect soon.

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BSNL plans to improve connectivity in NER

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SHILLONG, April 29: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Monday said that it has come up with a programme aiming at improving the connectivity and reach out to remote rural areas in the North East Region (NER).
According to the Chief General Manager Telecom (CGMT), NE-1 Circle, DP Singh, the work for establishing more than 1300 Common Service Centres (CSCs) will be soon established in the region, as the work is progressing on a speedy pace.

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Load shedding due to outstanding payments to NEEPCO

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Shillong, April 28: With the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MPDCL) resorting to untimely load – shedding, questions are being raised on the reason behind and why the newly commissioned power plants not helping to mend the power woes.
Sources have informed that the untimely load – shedding, which is at the brink of arrival of monsoon in Meghalaya, is due to the outstanding amount of Rs 244.48 crore to NEEPCO.

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Goalpara erupts with violence, 3 people killed

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Guwahati, April 29: At least three people were killed and 15 others injured, when police opened fire at a mob, which turned violent after recovering the body of one Taher Ali in Assam's Goalpara district on Monday, officials said.
The incident took place at Mailapathar area near Rakhyasini forest in district, where local people protested against the administration following an incident when the body of Ali (46) was recovered, who was missing since April 28.The mob turned violent and attacked the police personnel with sticks, stone and sharp weapons.

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Heavy downpour exposes Govt machineries’ inefficiency

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SHILLONG, April 29: With Mother Nature showing her violent side, most drains in the city have been clogged with waste material being pushed due to the rain water while for few localities in the pine city the water clogging has made life very difficult.
Sharing their views with Meghalaya Times, some of the residents from Bishnupur, Raid Laban and Polo area said that the recent weather has exposed the inefficiency of the concern department regarding the proper planning of the city roads.

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Unforgiving weather hampers operations in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, April 28: Bad and harsh weather in the western range of the state has slowed down the pace of security forces in conducting operations to trace out the militant outfits operating in the Garo Hills region.
Security forces deployed in Garo Hills are finding great difficulty to track the movements of the rebel outfits operating in the Garo Hills region.

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