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Black money: 250 admit to foreign accounts, more names coming

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the identities of 427 overseas account holders have been established and 250 of them had conceded to holding these accounts. He refuted opposition charges that the government was doing little to get back the illicit money stashed away by Indians abroad.
Replying to the debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Jaitley said the government wanted to follow the correct procedure in disclosing names.
"The issue is not to disclose or not, but how and when to disclose the names," he said.
He said this was because since the evidence of black money stashed away by Indians was outside the Indian shores, the government must get evidence first from other countries, using the various treaties that New Delhi entered into with them.

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Govt examining report on Mookhep firing incident: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said that his government is in the process of examining the report of the magisterial inquiry probing into the September 24 –Mookhep-firing incident.
“The report has been submitted and the government at present is in the process of examining the findings and recommendations,” Dr Sangma said while replying to a Call Attention motion moved by HSPDP legislator Ardent Basaiawmoit in the Assembly on Wednesday.
He however informed, “It is found that the report had recommended further inquiry into a number of questions which the report itself has not addressed.”

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GNLA claims Salgro Arengh a police officer, questions jail authorities

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TURA, Nov 26: Two days after the police claim of cracking the mystery behind the Facebook handle - Salgro Arengh, and the said person posting again, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has made a sensational claim that Arengh is not a part of the outfit but a high ranking police officer based in Shillong.
The outfit further questioned the integrity of the jail staff who claimed to have found mobile phones from where posts came.
“Salgro Arengh is a smart and intelligent high rank police officer from Shillong,” claimed a press communiqué sent by the joint publicity secretary of the GNLA, Garo Mandei Ch Marak.

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Gang of looters on the prowl in city  

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: An advisory in public interest has been issued by the East Khasi Hills Police to the people especially who frequent banks for their work. Lately, the police are encountering incidents where gang of criminals would try to distract the person coming out of the bank after they have withdrawn the money.

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Opposition content as CM denies information on foreign trips

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: The Opposition seemed content with the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma’s reply on Wednesday when he said that information on expenditure incurred for foreign trips is being collected, even as no one from the opposition raised a supplementary question on the issue.
Dr. Sangma on Wednesday did not provide information on the expenses incurred during the 15 foreign trips that were taken by him and his Cabinet colleagues in the year 2013 -14 and 2014 – 15 while replying during the Question Hour in the Assembly.

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Dy CM elated by students coping with online registration for scholarships

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: State Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Education RC Laloo on Wednesday expressed his joy that the students of the state have been able to cope with the new system of registration for scholarships.
Laloo also admitted that initially he had underestimated the ability of the students to cope with the new system even as he expressed his joy that they have proven that they are much ahead of him in this regard.

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Expansion work of Umroi and Baljek Airport underway: HDR Lyngdoh

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: State Transport Minister, HDR Lyngdoh on Wednesday informed the House that additional land has been acquired for the proposed upgradation of the Umroi and Baljek Airports in the state.
“We have acquired additional land measuring 258 acres for Umroi airport and 53 acres for Baljek airport,” Lyngdoh said in his reply during the Question Hour in the Assembly on Wednesday.
He said that the land has been handed over to the Airport Authority of India for execution of the upgrading work.
The minister also said that for the development of the Baljek airport, an amount of Rs 111.23 crore has to be allocated by the Centre.

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