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Rs 18 crores standing between Shillong and water sufficiency

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SHILLONG, May 12: Much to the relief of the residents of Shillong who have been facing water shortages, the PHE Minister, Prestone Tynsong informed that an amount of Rs. 18 crores is all that stads in the way of the completion of the highly anticipated Phase III of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme.
“The process of laying the pipelines is going on and we have now reached Laitjem and are proceeding towards Upper Shillong,” Tynsong informed here on Friday.

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Government hopeful of implementing housing scheme soon

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SHILLONG, May 12: The inordinate delay in starting the housing scheme for the economically weaker section of the society has come under the scanner from different quarters from time to time criticizing the addition of the prefix of ‘Chief Minister’ to the scheme.
In the backdrop of the housing assistance programme of the government lying pending for the last five years, Housing Minister Zenith Sangma said, “Construction of houses under the Chief Minister Housing Assistance Programme at Shillong-Nongmynsong and Nongpoh is nearing completion.”

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Women in distress now given window of hope

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SHILLONG, May 12: Women in distress along with victims of sexual violence and other atrocities have now been given a window of hope through the launching of the Women Helpline-181 here on Friday.
“There are a huge number of cases where perpetrators get away without conviction because of lack of proper mechanism which has left victims helpless,” the Chairperson of the Meghalaya State Commission for Women, Theilin Phanbuh said while speaking as the chief guest of the event held to launch this new helpline.

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Teacher repeatedly rapes teen in SWGH

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TURA, May 11: The state of Meghalaya is fast turning into a nightmare for women and children after another case emerged of a 16 year old girl being repeatedly raped by a 35 year old teacher of a private school in Betasing in South West Garo Hills (SWGH).

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All future elections to be held with VVPAT: CEC

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NEW DELHI, May 12 (IANS): The Election Commission on Friday said that all future elections would be held with EVMs equipped with paper trail machines, which would enable the voter to verify their vote and also rule out possibility of tampering of machines.
After the all-party meeting, the poll panel also said it will hold a “challenge” for political parties to prove their claim that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in elections to five states earlier this year were tampered with.

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Livestock Mission to benefit 1.95 lakh households in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, May 11: With the approval given by the State Cabinet for the five-year Meghalaya State Livestock Mission 2017-2022 with a projected amount of Rs 1088.97 crore, a total of 1.95 lakh households in the state now stand to benefit from this project.
“We have approved the proposal of the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department for implementing the livestock mission in the state,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma announced after a cabinet meeting held here on Thursday.

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Election Commission vouches for safety of EVMs

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SHILLONG, May 11: In light of what it has termed as the ‘so called’ demonstration of tampering of ‘look alike’ Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission has pointed out that any ‘Magic’ and ‘Tampering’ can be made possible by anyone on electronic gadget which resemble the EVMs of the Election Commission of India.

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