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ARPA expresses apprehension on Paul’s candidature, may suggest new candidate

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SHILLONG, March 08: Consensus over fielding a common Lok Sabha candidate for the Shillong Lok seats might elude the newly formed All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) as the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) are unlikely to accept United Democratic Party’s (UDP) suggestion of supporting their working president Paul Lyngdoh as common candidate.
The UDP said on Friday that it is waiting for the response of its ARPA allies- HSPDP and KHNAM- to the suggestion of putting up Lyngdoh as common candidate.

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Special Camp for enrollment of voters on March 15

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Shillong, March 08: The District Election Officer, East Khasi Hills, Shillong has informed that the Election Commission of India has directed to hold a Special Camp on March 15 for enrolment of left out voters or whose names has been wrongly deleted during the last Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to January 1, 2014, as qualifying date.
All the Booth Level Officers will be available at their respective Polling Stations with effect from March 10 till March 15 along with appropriate Form. Adding that mere possession of Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) is no guarantee that their names is included in the Electoral Rolls, the Election Commission has requested the general public to check their names in the current Electoral Rolls during the aforesaid mentioned dates.

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Meghalaya’s Plan Outlay for 2014-15 fixed at Rs 4545 crore

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Shillong, March 07: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Friday informed that state’s tentative Plan Outlay for 2014-15 has been fixed at Rs. 4545 crore.
Addressing legislators on the first day of the Budget Session here, he informed that the State has achieved a growth rate of 8.1 percent during the 11th Plan period and this growth has been sustained in the first year of the 12th Plan.

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Government to tap all resources to address state’s power deficit: Dr Paul

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Shillong, March 07: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Friday stated that the State has been facing a power deficit to the extent of 20 percent to 30 percent of the demand.
In order to mitigate this deficit, he said Government  has  taken  steps  to  augment  the  generation  capacity  as  well  as  the  transmission  network  to  draw  additional power  from  the  North  Eastern  Grid.

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Crime against women and children in Meghalaya rise by 23.14%

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Shillong, March 07: The crime against women and children in Meghalaya has registered a sharp rise of 23.14 percent in 2013 as compared to the previous year. Revealing this here on Friday, Governor of Meghalaya, Dr KK Paul said Government is considering entrusting a study to NEHU with participation of all stakeholders.
Addressing the House on the first day of the Budget Session, he said, “There is a rising trend in crimes against women and children. It has been noted that such crimes have registered an increase by 23.14 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012. Owing to the rise in crimes against women and children, the Government is considering entrusting a study to NEHU with participation of all stakeholders.”

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UDP seeks ARPA’s support on Paul’s candidature for Shillong LS seat

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SHILLONG, March 07: Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) Friday decided to wait for the consensus of its coalition partners in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to support the party’s candidate from the Shillong Parliamentary seat for the ensuing 16th Lok Sabha elections slated for April 9.
The decision was taken at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the party held here on Friday.

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Law and Order under control but GNLA a concern: Meghalaya Governor

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SHILLONG, March 07: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Friday stressed that the law and order situation in state over the last one year has been stable and under control, though he expressed concern over the increasing activities of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
Addressing the legislators on the opening day of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly’s Budget session on Friday, the Governor said, “The increased activities of GNLA and its growing influence in Garo Hills and parts of West Khasi Hills is a matter of serious concern.”

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