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Court seeks strict enforcement of MoE&F directives by cement Cos

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SHILLONG, April 16: Meghalaya government has been directed by the Gauhati High Court to strictly enforce the directives issued by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoE&F) with regard to violation of Forest Conservation Act, 1980, by cement companies in Jaintia hills and accordingly must submit the report within three months.

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Minor raped for over a year

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TURA, April 16: Acting quickly on the inputs of rape of a 13 year old in Tura, the police has registered a case against one Edmund Ch Momin of Tura. The case has been registered after the admission of the accused to the alleged rape in a meeting of Maharis after it was revealed by the daughter of the accused.

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Govt contemplating SSI status for homemade wine

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SHILLONG, April 16: Meghalaya Government is keen to help homemade wine sector grow as a Small Scale Industry (SSI) and bring it within the ambit of the State Excise Policy.
Meghalaya Excise Minister Zenith Sangma told the Assembly on Tuesday that the government is examining proposals to bring the homemade wine sector in the loop of the state excise policy so as to encourage locally produced wines find outlets in the state.

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NGOs in Meghalaya take Lokayukta fight to Sonia’s Court

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SHILLONG, April 15: NGOs in Meghalaya, under the banner of Campaign for Independent Lokayukta in Meghalaya (CILM), have taken their fight for a strong and effective Lokayukta Act in the state to a whole new level by petitioning the UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi to use her power and make the Congress led Meghalaya government to legislate the act in line with the central Lok Pal and Lokayutak Bill, 2011.

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Meghalaya Minister does not know legal drinking age

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SHILLONG, April 16: Meghalaya Excise Minister Zenith Sangma on Tuesday admitted that he has no information on the legal age for consumption of alcohol in Meghalaya during the ongoing assembly session.
He said, “I have no information on the legal age but the provision of law will be enforced” on the floor of the House while replying to a Cut Motion moved by National People's Party (NPP) legislator James K. Sangma.

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Huge inflow of FICN troubles security forces

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SHILLONG, April 15: Due to heavy inflow of Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) in the market, the BSF officials feel the strong need for people’s participation in this regard as such inflow is destabilizing the Indian economy.
“There is a need for the local populace to take active participation in order to stop the inflow of FICN in the Indian market,” a BSF official said adding “India shares 2,429 miles of border line with Bangladesh. The quality of this fake currency is of high quality and it is very difficult to identify from the original notes.”

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Colorful conclusion to Shad Suk Mynsiem

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SHILLONG, April 15: Thousands of spectators witnessed the colorful traditional thanksgiving dancing festival, ‘Shad Suk Mynsiem’ held at the LympungWeiking, Jaiaw, here on Monday.
The ‘Shad Suk Mynsiem’ also known as the Spring Festival was organized by the Seng Khasi Seng Kmie concluded here with hundreds of people belonging to the ‘Niam Khasi’ including young and old taking part in the dancing festival accompanied by the beats of the drums and tangmuri to give thanks to God for all the blessings that he has bestowed.

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