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Former ANVC B camp to be turned to recreational spot

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SHILLONG, Feb 06: The former camp of the ANVC B at Eden Bari is presently being transformed into a ‘modern traditional village’ which will be known as ‘Eden’ envisioned to be used on lease for organizing programs and celebrations.
Informing this on Sunday, the proprietor, Bernard N Marak who is also the former chairman of the disbanded ANVC B said, “Eden” is purely private and traditionally based. Traditional foods and drinks along with music will be the main theme of Eden.”
Former cadres of ANVC.B and villagers are working to build this place with limited sources as no support ever came from the Government and the elected representatives.

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ATM woes continues after three months of demonetization

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SHILLONG, Feb 05: Though much has normalized in the aftermath of the scrapping of large currency notes by the union government and easing of withdrawal restrictions, people continues to face difficulties in ATMs. Customers complained that it has become increasingly difficult to take out any amount below Rs. 2000 for want of lower denomination notes in ATMs. Following the scraping of the old series Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, the union government has introduced a new series Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes while withdrawing the Rs. 1000 note completely from circulation.

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Assam police to set up nine CILs to counter cyber threats

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Guwahati, Feb 5 : To counter the growing threat of cyber crime, Assam police has set up at least nine Cyber Investigation Labs (CILs) in the state.
Assam DGP Mukesh Sahai on Sunday said that, it has been decided to counter the cyber threat which was gradually increased in the state in recent time.
“These CILs will be set up in every range under Assam police and we have trained more police personnel in dealing with cyber threats and internet based policing,” Mukesh Sahai said.

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Centre keen to boost rail connectivity in Arunachal: Gohain

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GUWAHATI, Feb 04 (IANS): In its effort to provide better connectivity to bordering areas of the northeastern region, the central government has proposed railway lines to Tawang, Bamey and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.
Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said this while addressing media persons on Saturday and added the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is going to undertake three surveys for laying railway tracks connecting Bhalukpong to Tawang, Silapathar-North Lakhimpur-Bamey and between Murkongselek-Rupai-Pasighat.

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Awareness camp on importance of pre historic sites held

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Tura, Feb 5: In an effort to stress on the importance of prehistoric sites and its conservation, an awareness camp was held at Misimagre village in West Garo Hills Feb 5. The camp was attended by a huge group of inquisitive villagers.
The camp was organized by the department of anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong in collaboration with the Meghalaya Arts and Culture Department.

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Phensedyl hidden under onions fails to fool Customs officials

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SHILLONG, Feb 04: The attempt of smugglers to transport Rs. 49 lakhs worth of the banned phensedyl cough linctus which was hidden under bags of onions and loaded into a truck failed to fool customs officials here as this truck, bearing a Nagaland registration number was apprehended at Thangshalai village along the Shillong By Pass road on Saturday.

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UDP demands full share of Central assistance to KHADC

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SHILLONG, Feb 04: The United Democratic Party (UDP) Nongkrem Circle has demanded the ruling PDF in the KHADC to give the constituency its full share from the Rs 133.12 crore special assistance grant sanctioned by the Centre.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the party held at Lad Nongkrem on Friday, which has also unanimously decided to petition against the KHADC chief PN Syiem for his alleged anti-UDP activities before its state chief Dr Donkupar Roy.
It may be mentioned here the UDP is one of the coalition partners of the ruling People Democratic Forum (PDF) in the KHADC led by the suspended Congress MLA and MDC.

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