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PHE unable to explain mud in drinking water supply

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Public Health Engineering (PHE) department of the State Government was caught at its wits end on Thursday when the only explanation that it could give for the mud – laced water it was supplying to residents of Shillong was ‘pilferage, leakages and old pipes being used by private individuals’.
This was the explanation that the PHE had given to the State Development Reforms Commission (SDRC) which had conducted a spot verification of the Dam of GSWSS at Mawphlang, treatment plant, water reservoir at Mawphlang and the twin reservoir at 4 ½ miles Upper Shillong on Wednesday.

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Opposition demands action against KHADC chairman

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Opposition in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), while citing violation of AD Rules in the just concluded budget session of the Council, has sought action against the Chiarman, LG Nongsiej through a formal complaint to the District Council Affairs Minister, Prestone Tynsong.

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FIRs filed against MDC for hate comments

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TURA, June 23: Two Garo Hills residents, Bappun A Sangma and Panseng B Marak have filed separate FIRs against the Balachanda MDC, Sofiur Rehman for alleged hate comments directed towards the Garo community. The FIR comes in the backdrop of a Facebook post allegedly made by the MDC berating the community and trying to divide the region on communal lines.
The two FIRs were lodged by Bappun at Tura in WGH and Panseng at the state capital of Shillong.

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HYC joins demand for stop of railway project

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SHILLONG, June 23: While demanding that the state government immediately puts a stop to the proposed railway project in Ri Bhoi district, the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has at the same time opined that the state government should engage the anti – railway groups in talks to resolve the present situation here.
It has also demanded the State Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh to direct the state police to stop hunting and arresting youths on “mere suspicion” and without evidence.

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NEHU confirms discontinuation of HASA

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SHILLONG, June 23: NEHU authorities have confirmed that the Hill Area Special Allowances (HASA) has been discontinued with effect from June 14, following the direction of the President of India, who is also the Visitor of the University.

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Shillong among new list of smart city contenders

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SHILLONG, June 23: After it was excluded from the last list of cities to be developed into smart cities, Shillong once again has a chance to qualify for an upgrade under the Smart City Mission and has to compete with 19 other cities before it qualifies for this upgrade.

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NCM in KHADC a dud as Teilinia leads Opposition walkout

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SHILLONG, June 22: The No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the ruling People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Thursday came to naught after the opposition staged a walkout from the house in protest of what it termed as a ‘bending of the rules’.
The NCM was moved by the Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) parliamentary party leader and former Council chairperson Teilinia S Thangkhiew during the summer session here.

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