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Meghalaya to receive Rs 776.93 crore from World Bank for Power sector development

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SHILLONG, March 14: Meghalaya will get Rs 776.93 crore for development and expansion of power infrastructures in the state from the World Bank aided ‘North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project’. Apart from Meghalaya, other regional states will get this aid comprising Nagaland with Rs 729.42 crore, Manipur with Rs 442.22 crore, Mizoram with Rs 316.76 crore while Assam and Tripura will get the maximum share of Rs 1,473.80 and Rs 1,372.20 crore respectively.

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‘Political Instability’ equal contributor towards militancy in Meghalaya: Mukul

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SHILLONG, March 13: Holding ‘political instability’ an ‘equal’ contributor towards increasing militancy in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday emphasized that only stability can ensure peace in State.
In his reply to debate on Governor’s address in the ongoing Budget Session of Assembly, he said, “Political instability is also equally responsible. What have we done to this beautiful state of ours? Meghalaya was subjected to lots of instability. We as politicians should also take the blame for creating such instability.”

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GNLA adamant on Ampati bandh call, chastises Shalom Meghalaya

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TURA, March 13: Taking a very hard stance, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has refused to call off the bandh in Ampati, despite the town entreating upon the outfit to do so, while also defying the bandh call on Thursday. The outfit has warned that further defiance of the bandh call would lead to punitive action by the outfit.
Ampati is already reeling under the effects of the indefinite bandh call with rations already becoming scarce. Shops and establishments that had opened on Thursday shut down again on Friday for fear of reprisal.

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AMEF linkman nabbed from Police Bazaar

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SHILLONG, March 13: Shillong city police on Friday nabbed an Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) overground worker from Police Bazaar (PB).
“Based on intelligence input of the presence of over ground workers of Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF), surveillance was put in all commercial areas of the city and today (Friday) a youth was picked up from police bazaar in the afternoon on suspicion with a brand new laptop. On questioning, he revealed that he was sent by AMEF cadres to purchase the laptop and other articles for them which will then be delivered to them in Rongjeng,” East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, M Kharkrang informed.

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Teachers’ plight bring tears to Mukul’s eyes

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SHILLONG, March 13: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday choked and broke down on the floor of the House while speaking on the plight of teachers in Meghalaya as he recalled services of his father, who was a school teacher.
Replying to debate on Governor’s Address in the ongoing Budget Session of State Legislative Assembly, tears rolled down from the eyes of Dr Sangma as he spoke about the services of his father who was a school teacher vis-à-vis plight of teachers.
Dr Sangma’s father was the teacher of a school near Ampati in South Garo Hills. 

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Ampati reels under bandh call, weekly market may ease pain

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TURA, March 13: The town of Ampati, under an indefinite bandh call by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), carried on its defiance of the bandh call, although the intensity of the defiance was lower on Friday than it had been on Thursday. Meanwhile, the town has been reeling under increased prices due to scarcity of essential products like vegetables.
The district administration however stated that there was no crisis as most people were able to get essential items from neighboring Assam. Security within the town was high as the GNLA is yet to call off the bandh on the town.

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Govt rejects magisterial inquiry report on Mookhep firing, institutes fresh one

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SHILLONG, March 13: Meghalaya government has rejected the magisterial inquiry report on Mookhep police firing incident as it had failed to give a definite conclusion on the cause(s) which led to the firing. Informing this during the Question Hour in the Assembly, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said that a fresh inquiry has been instituted into the incident to be headed by Commissioner and Secretary in charge Urban Affairs department DP Wahlang.

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