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Inferno claims building in Dhankhti

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: An aged building located beside the main Dhankheti road was reduced to ashes on Wednesday morning as a fire which broke out there claimed all the residences and shops in it.
The incident took place at around 4.30 am, when the inferno totally destroyed the building which was owned by one H Bareh.

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Deviating from norm, CM to take Republic Day parade salute in State

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: Deviating from the norm, the Republic Day parade salute in Meghalaya this year which is usually taken by the Governor will instead be taken by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma as was informed on Wednesday.
The arrangement was made following a request made by the Governor who pointed out that he is also holding additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh, which is now a BJP ruled state.
“I had a meeting with the Governor and he had made a special request as he is also in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh, he requested us to relieve him from Shillong so that he can take the salute at Itanagar,” Dr. Sangma informed on Wednesday.

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Handloom and handicraft - untapped assets of Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: An important player in providing employment, generate economy and substantial foreign exchange for the country while preserving the cultural heritage- the Handloom and Handicraft sector of the region despite having no dearth of talented weavers and artisans is yet lagging behind owing to no commercial involvement.
Restricting one’s talent domestically and not commercially is perhaps causing the handicraft sector lack of growth as is observed by experts from the Handloom and Handicraft sector belonging to Assam Apex Weavers & Artisans Co-operative Federation Ltd. (ARTFED).

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Police to question HDR in Marvelene Inn Trafficking Case

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: Untangling the web of Marvelene Inn Trafficking case and those involved may be a tough climb for Meghalaya police, however efforts are on to quell the growing demand of busting the racket in entirety and serve justice with even the state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh  being taken in the loop for questioning besides other people who have been accused.
“We will have to call him into questioning as the investigation proceeds,” informed East Khasi Hills, Superintendent of Police (SP) (City) Vivek Syiem on Tuesday.

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Search Committee to recommend members of state Lokayukta

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: The name of the Chairperson and also the members of the State Lokayukta will be recommended by a Search Committee which was constituted on Wednesday in efforts to curb corruption in Meghalaya.
Informing this here on Wednesday, Commissioner & Secretary in-charge political department RV Suchiang said, “The search committee has been constituted for the purpose of making recommendation of names of persons for appointment as the chairperson and members of the Lokyukta for consideration of the Selection Committee headed by the Chief Minister.”

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BJP diluting integrity of RBI: Congress

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: The demonetization announcement made by the BJP led NDA Central Government has diluted the integrity of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) according to the Congress party in the state.
“Is the RBI Governor taking the decision or the Prime Minister Narendra Modi? The manner in which RBI’s Governor is acting poses a threat to the nation,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said on Tuesday.
Speaking after a meeting of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Party (MPCC) chaired by AICC coordinator in-charge Meghalaya Takam Sanjoy, Dr. Sangma said, “The RBI whose integrity is crucial has been diluted (by Modi).”

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Sheena Bora case: Mother, step-dads charged with murder

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MUMBAI, Jan 17 (IANS): A Special CBI Court on Tuesday started the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case by framing charges against her mother Indrani Mukerjea and her two step-fathers — former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna.
The three have been charged among others with the murder, kidnapping and abetment to murder of the 24-year-old Sheena, a former executive with Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, on April 24, 2012.

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