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Wansuk becomes first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 11: Congress nominee Wansuk Syiem on Thursday created history by becoming the first woman from Meghalaya to be elected as Rajya Sabha MP.
Originally, the Rajya Sabha MP election was schedule to be held on April 18 but as Wansuk was the lone contestant, the result was declared on Thursday.

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CM demands transfer of Block I and II to Meghalaya

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Shillong, April 11: Chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma has promised to ‘aggressively’ engage the Assam government in solving the vexed border dispute by ensuring the transfer of Block I & II areas under Karbi Anglong district of the neighboring state to Meghalaya.
The Chief Minister told the Assembly on Thursday that his government was seeking the transfer of the disputed blocks to Meghalaya on the basis of commonality and till such time the transfer takes place, the people living in the two areas will be included in all developmental endeavors of the state.

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Missionaries threaten to close-down schools, Govt assures amendment to RTE

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SHILLONG, April 10: Nongkrem legislator, Ardent Basaiawmoit on Wednesday informed that Missionaries have threatened to close-down all of their educational institutions in state if the demanded amendments are not made to the Right to Information (RTE) Act, 2009, especially to composition of School Managing Committees (MCs).
Basaiawmoit brought this shocking news to the notice of the House on Wednesday while raising a Supplementary Query during the Question Hour of the ongoing Budget Session of Meghalaya Assembly.

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HPC fully empowered for new Assembly building construction

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Shillong, April 10: The Meghalaya Assembly on Wednesday resolved to empower the High Power Committee (HPC) to select the most suitable site and take all necessary steps for the expeditious construction of the much-awaited new building of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
Moving the resolution in the Assembly on Wednesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prestone Tynsong said the newly constituted High Power Committee in its last meeting had proposed to recommend to the House to empower the committee to select the site and decide on the construction of building of the Assembly building.

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KTH on the look-out for talented Gospel singers

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SHILLONG, April 11: With a vision to grab, nurture and promote local talented Gospel singing groups from different parts of Meghalaya, the management of Kingdom Talent Hunt (KTH) is going to organize a mega event called ‘Kingdom Talent Hunt 2013’.

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Opposition from Bangladesh halts Power projects in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 10: Bangladesh has opposed construction of two hydro-based power projects along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya until India and Bangladesh signs a water sharing agreement.
Meghalaya power minister Clement Marak told the assembly on Wednesday that Bangladesh has said the construction of the two dams will have adverse impact on Bangladesh sides, while replying to the Call Attention motion moved by Shillong West legislator Paul Lyngdoh.

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Without proper intervention, Shillong heading towards NE ‘slum’ tag: Jemino

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SHILLONG, April 09: Nongthymmai legislator, Dr Jemino Mawthoh Tuesday expressed concern over random urbanization in Meghalaya, particularly in Shillong that has led to stress and strain in urban living. He was of the opinion that if there are no checks and balances in his random urbanization along with its growing slums, then the state capital could soon be tagged as ‘slum’ of North East.
“This is a matter of serious concern where proper plan and management needs to be put in place while addressing the issue,” Dr Mawthoh said while moving a motion during the Budget Session of the ongoing Assembly here on Tuesday.
According to him, due to this accelerated growth in the population in urban centres of the state and mostly concentrated in Shillong there has been stress and strain as far as urban living is concerned.

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