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Meghalaya villages to receive electricity from Assam

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SHILLONG, April 02: About ten villages under Hima Nongspung, Ri Bhoi District will be supplied with electricity from Assam. These villages include Patgang, Bilpara, Halher, Baklapara, Lyngkhung, Hawla, Jimbrignag, Balakhawa, Bernongsai while two other villages Ranibari and Akhoinijira were connected since February 2013.
According to reports, Assam is preparing to provide electrification to these villages falling under Meghalaya’s jurisdiction. Assam has been laying down cemented electric post for the purpose.

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All is not well in India: Dr Mawthoh

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SHILLONG, April 02: Looking at the present scenario of India, ‘All is not Well’ stated Nongthymmai legislator Dr Jemino Mawthoh while speaking Silver Jubilee celebration of the second ‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ or ‘KNIT India Movement’ at Lady Keane College, here on Tuesday.
‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ is a legendary mission which was led by none other than internationally acclaimed social worker and reformer Baba Amte in the early 80’s.

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Fulfill demands, will withdraw PIL: Former MP

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SHILLONG, April 01: Former Rajya Sabha member Robert Kharshiing has offered to withdraw his Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the Meghalaya government on the Williamnagar gang rape case if government complies with his list of demands including to make all the fast track courts functional in the state.

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Petrol price cut by 85 paise per litre

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NEW DELHI, April 01 (PTI): The cut in petrol price follows two rounds of hike in rates since February. Petrol price was hiked by Rs 1.50 a litre on February 16 and then by Rs 1.40 per litre from March 2. Both the increases were excluding local VAT.
Though petrol price had been deregulated in June 2010, they have rarely moved in tandem with cost. This resulted in Rs 500 crore loss to IOC (Rs 1,150 crore loss to state fuel retailers) during 2012-13.

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Meghalaya to separate investigation from daily Policing for better efficiency

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SHILLONG, April 01: In order to improve the quality of investigation, Meghalaya’s Home department has proposed to separate investigation from the other functions of the Police.
“There will be a dedicated team of officers to deal with investigation alone. With proper training and experience over time, this should lead to faster investigation, better investigation and higher convictions. Then only the deterrent effect of law would become visible,” Meghalaya Home Minister, Roshan Warjri, informed on Monday here.

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18-year old gang – rape victim unhappy with rehabilitation arrangements

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WILLIAMNAGAR, April 01: The 18 – year old victim of the December 13, 2012, gang rape, which rocked the state, was supposedly provided relief by the Administration, with the Deputy Commissioner of the Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, Vijay K Mantri assuring her well being would be looked after. However, the girl called her mother the same day to state she was not happy with the arrangements as the possibilities of exposure to the kin of the accused was very high.

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NGOs ask EKH DC to file FIR against officials

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SHILLONG, April 01: NGOs in state on Monday asked the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against those officials involved in cheating the government to acquire land for the proposed setting up of the New Shillong Township through alleged incomplete, forged and manipulated documents.
In a letter to the DC here, the three NGOs – CSWO, KSU and FKJGP said, “We demand that an FIR should immediately be filed against those involved in making the government pay for land acquisition through incomplete and manipulated land documents.”

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