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Police busts defrauding racket

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Shillong, March 20: Meghalaya police on Wednesday night cracked down on a Silchar based Kiron Jyoti Project and Developers Private Limited having office at Dhankheti, near LIC office, for allegedly defrauding people of lakhs of rupees.
According to the police preliminary investigation, the company has allegedly duped about 150 depositors especially those from unorganized sectors to the tune of Rs 20 lakhs.

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Meghalaya suffers from huge shortfall in meat production

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SHILLONG, March 20: Meghalaya suffers from has huge shortfall in meat production, a depressing news for a state having huge meat eating population.
Replying to a question by UDP legislator from Nongthymmai Jemino Mawtoh during the Question Hour of ongoing Budget Session on Wednesday, State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister, Deborah C Marak informed, “There is a huge shortfall of meat production in the state” revealing that the there is shortfall of 8,932 tons of Beef production and 1,395 tons of pork production annually.

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‘Purno’s charm yet to fade from Garo Hills’

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Tura, March 20: The National People’s Party (NPP) Working President, Conrad K Sangma, who is on a whirlwind tour of the various districts within Garo Hills, has asserted that Purno A Sangma’s charm in the region has not faded yet.
According to the former Leader of Opposition (LO), “losing just one battle does not mean things are over”. He stated that there were further battles ahead and only if the trend continued (of NPP’s defeat), would they consider the P A Sangma charm lost.

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60,000 households to spearhead Waste Management efforts in city

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NERCCDIP to revitalize State Waste Management policies
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SHILLONG, March 19: Over 60, 000 households in Shillong have been identified by the state government for implementation of the North Eastern Region Capital City Development Investment Programme (NERCCDIP) ensuring better “waste-management”.
These households have been identified with the intension of distributing waste bins.  “We have already targeted 60,000 households which will be distributed with bins in the second trench of the NERCCDIP,” State Urban Affairs Minister, Ampareen Lyngdoh said in her reply to a query raised by UDP legislator from Nongthymmai Jemino Mawthoh during the Question Hour at the ongoing Budget Session here on Tuesday.

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NGOs to oppose building dam at Nokrek

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Tura, March 20: The Congress led MUA – II government’s move to build a dam and power station on the hills of Nokrek peak in West Garo Hills has hit an opposition block in the form of NGOs. All Meghalaya based NGOs within the Williamnagar area have confirmed plans to oppose the move of the government to set up a dam, which incidentally has been rumored is being built to provide water and electricity to the people of Ampati, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s home constituency.

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Sub – Committee to amend 6th Schedule constituted

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Shillong, March 20: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has constituted the Sub – Committee for the proposed Amendment of the Sixth Schedule. 

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Ardent asks Ampareen to behave responsibly

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Shillong, March 19: HSPDP legislator from Nongkrem, Ardent M Basaiawmoit on Tuesday asked Urban Affairs Minister Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh to behave responsibly when she indirectly alleged people from Nongkrem to have littered along the beautiful streams of the area.

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