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Tura Municipal Board – A Case of not walking the talk

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TURA, June 29: The Tura Municipal Board (TMB) has been the main body for the maintenance of beauty of Tura. They have been known to ensure that Tura does not become the dumping ground of waste as well ensuring a clear water habitat. However, when it comes to their own backyard, they have been reluctant to walk the talk. The case in point has been the outlet for the public latrine set up in their office backyard.

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Hoobastank concert has it all – rain, grooves, glitches

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SHILLONG June29: Citizens of the “Rock Capital” Shillong on Saturday witnessed yet another international rock band hailing from Los Angeles- Hoobastank entertain the 10,000 plus crowd at the 5th Polo Ground despite the rain and technical glitches. While the excitement and enthusiasm built before the concert was right on top of any graph, but many felt dejected once it was over.

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Meghalaya’s chronic habit: Intelligence input on impending Jail debacle ignored

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SHILLONG, June 27: It seems Meghalaya Government’s chronic habit of not acting on intelligence inputs timely has led to yet another debacle. This time it was inside the jail, though the disaster was contained.
What happened inside the century – old Shillong District Jail on Wednesday (June 26) could have been avoided if the Home department had adhered to intelligence inputs, which had clearly hinted towards a riot or a big disaster impending in the jail.

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Food prices soar as Umngi Bridge collapses

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Nongstoin, June 28: Prices of food commodities have soared up due to the collapse of Umngi Bridge in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) District, affecting the people of the District badly.

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MeECL wants Govt to be guarantor for Rs 1400 crore loan

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SHILLONG, June 28: Meghalaya Cabinet has asked the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to present a Power Point Presentation (PPT) to its request of wanting the state government to stand guarantor up to Rs 1400 crore loan for building infrastructure and other projects the corporation will be undertaking.

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Meghalaya Govt to try CMJ University anomalies in ‘Special Court’

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SHILLONG, June 28: Meghalaya government on Friday said it would constitute a “special court” for an exclusive trial of the CMJ University irregularities in the state even as the Chancellor, Chandra Mohan Jha, wanted by the state police on charges of distributing fake PhD degrees, remains elusive till date.
“We would constitute a Special Court to ensure speedy trial into the matter,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after a Cabinet meeting held here on Friday evening.

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Specially - abled children enchant Hoosastank before concert

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SHILLONG, June 28: Through their gifted talents, the Specially – abled students of Bethany Society have conquered the hearts of the members of the Hoobastank- American rock band who visited the campus on Friday, a day ahead of their big gig to be held at Polo Ground.
The team who is supposed to rock the Shillongites was indeed seen rocking by this amazing group of four member band of the Specially – abled students who performed as a mark of welcoming them.

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