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ILP Stir: Tourism sector registers 70% drop

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: Even as opposition legislators were creating ruckus in the assembly over the need for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, stakeholders of the tourism sectors were ruing that the agitations  sponsored by the NGOs demanding implementation of the ILP has plunged the tourism industry into economic pitfall.

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Easier to get bail for militant than a student in Meghalaya: Saleng

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: Former Congress Minister and current Independent legislator, Saleng Sangma on Friday said the Government is encouraging students to take up guns as it is easier to get bail for a militant than a student.
Saleng, a former Congress legislator and a Minister in the previous Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance Government, said in the Assembly on Friday that militants who tried to kill him and bomb his residence were able to get bail, but not students.

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Cabinet clears Telangana formation

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New Delhi, Oct 03 (IANS): The cabinet Thursday formally cleared the formation of Telangana state by breaking up Andhra Pradesh, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced.
"The cabinet has decided to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to create the new state of Telangana," Shinde told reporters after a two-hour cabinet meet presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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Meghalaya hikes export rates for minor minerals, timber

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Thursday approved hike in export fees of limestone, boulders and other minor minerals and other forest produce aimed at raising revenue collected from them from Rs 6 crore to about Rs 15 crore per year.
“The cabinet has approved the proposal to raise export fees of minor minerals and forest produce of the state,” Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters after the cabinet meeting here.

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Meghalaya need doctors not tablets

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: In a state where the health care scenario is dismal particularly in the remote areas of the state, the state government instead of distributing tablets to the rural poor who have to travel miles to reach the nearest CHCs and PHCs are distributing tablets under the state government’s ambitious IT scheme. Not only the reluctance of the doctors to work in the rural areas, the lack of basic health infrastructure and comforts are posing a bane as patients are dying in the state’s rural areas whereas there are no doctors to take care of them.

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Meghalaya Govt terms HLCI recommendations “very vague”

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Shillong, Oct 03: The Meghalaya Government on Thursday rubbished the recommendations of High Level Committee on Influx (HLCI), headed by the then Deputy Chief Minister Bindo M. Lanong last year, as “very vague”. 
A press statement from Meghalaya’s Political Department said, “The recommendation of the High Level Committee on Influx under the chairmanship of Bindo M. Lanong is very vague and does not contain any material for appraisal and discussion by the Government.”

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Meghalaya Govt invites suggestions on proposed Tenancy Bill

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Shillong, Oct 03: Meghalaya Government has invited ‘considered views and comments’ from all interested parties and stakeholders on the proposed Meghalaya Regulation of Landlord and Verification of Tenants Bill, 2013, before October 31.
The announcement was made by the government on Thursday here through a press statement.

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