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Meghalaya proposes to setup 22 Border Haats along Bangladesh border

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: After the success of the two border haats (markets) in Kalaichar and Balat, the Meghalaya Government on Thursday said that it has proposed to the Central Government for setting up 22 similar Haats along the International border.
Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said during the conclusion of the “policy meeting on Economic and Transport development in the border areas in Eastern and South Asia,” that the State Government had initially thought of setting up 12 such Haats, but has revised the proposal and has now requested the centre to set up 22 such haats.

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Candle light vigil held, Shullai favors Anna – style agitation

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: Thousands of people from all walks of life lit candles in solidarity with the family of Bisheshwar Das (45) who succumbed to his burn injuries after battling for 18 days in a Guwahati based hospital on Wednesday.
The candle light vigil was observed in front of his tea-shop in Bishnupur here.
Among those who attended the candle lit vigil were Home Minister Roshan Warjri, Deputy Speaker and local MLA Sanbor Shullai, leaders from the different Dorbar Shnongs and others.

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Agitating NGOs doubt existence of any letter on ILP

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: The 13 NGOs spearheading the demand for the implementation of ILP in the State of Meghalaya have welcomed the statement made by Joint Secretary, Home Affairs (North East) Shambhu Singh, when he said that “ILP can continue in States where it already exists”.
“This is the most appropriate statement for the State of Meghalaya because the EBFR 1873 is still an existing regulatory mechanism to check influx into the State, its status is only one of the forgotten law to be implemented in the State,” HNYF General Secretary Sadon K Blah said in a statement issued here on Thursday.

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Special Court gives 30 – day deadline to NGOs leaders

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: The Special Court constituted by the State government for exclusive trial of cases related to arsons during the Inner Line Permit (ILP) agitations has given 30 days time to the pro-ILP leaders of different NGOs to file their written statements.
The Special Court headed by first class judicial magistrate R Rymbai on Tuesday began the proceedings against leaders of 14 pressure groups in the state.

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12 applicants vying for Congress parliamentary tickets

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Shillong, Dec 05: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Thursday confirmed that four candidates from Shillong and eight aspirants from Tura parliamentary state have applied for the party ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Incumbent Shillong MP Vincent H Pala, former Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope, former Rajya Sabha MP - OL Nongtdu and Co-chairman of Meghalaya Planning board, John Kharshiing, are the four candidates vying for the Congress ticket from Shillong parliamentary seat. The names of applicants for the Tura seat are yet to be ascertained. However, Nongtdu, due to this deteriorating health, has decided to withdraw his application.

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Mission Green launched in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma stressed on the need of the government to reach all the stakeholders under the “Mission Green” to safeguard the environment from further degradation.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the one day state level stakeholders conclave under Mission Green organsied by the Meghalaya Green Mission on Thursday, Dr Sangma said the programme will require the involvement of stakeholders as volunteers.

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Bisheshwar Das succumbs to his injuries, Candle light vigil today

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Shillong, Dec 04: 45 year old Bisheshwar Das, the tea stall owner at Bishnupur bazaar, succumbed to his burn injuries on Wednesday morning, after battling for life for almost 18 days. He breathed his last at about 5.20 AM at NEMCARE in Guwahati, where he was being treated for injuries.
Das had received 50 percent burn injury when arsonists poured petrol and set him on fire in his Babua tea stall in Bishnupur bazaar on November 16 last.

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