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MPSCB transferred to Forest and Environment department

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SHILLONG, May 02: The State government Friday approved the transfer of Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MPSCB) from the administrative control of the Public Health and Engineering (PHE) department to Forest and Environment department.
 “The Cabinet has approved the transfer of administrative control of the MSPCB from the PHE department to the Forest and Environment department,” Forest Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters after a cabinet meeting here.

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Twin blasts in train kill one, injure 14 in Chennai

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Chennai, May 01 (IANS): A young woman working in an IT company was killed and 14 people were injured Thursday when two bombs exploded on a train as it entered the Chennai Central station, police said.
The low intensity explosions in quick succession occurred in two adjacent coaches of the Bangalore-Guwahati express train around 7.15 a.m., triggering mayhem on May Day at the busy station.
Many fled in panic and the wounded cried out in pain, as the young woman lay dead. Two of the wounded suffered serious injuries.

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GNLA’s senior trainer killed, camp busted

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Tura, May 01: One day after 6 militants fired at a petrol pump in Williamnagar, security forces busted a GNLA camp and shot dead one senior trainer of GNLA in the encounter near Chokpot, around 50 kms from the district headquarter of Baghmara in South Garo Hills (SGH) on Thursday.
The slain GNLA militant has been identified as Kram D Sangma and he was from the 3rd batch of the GNLA. He had been working as a training instructor and was a resident of Dawagre in Williamnagar. He was killed in the skirmish while the rest within the camp fled into the thick jungles.

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NEEPCO reluctant to Meghalaya’s offer, to await Power Ministry’s decision

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SHILLONG, April 30: While the state government may have come out with an statement to clear a small amount of debt to NEEPCO as an face-saving exercise, but the Company is in no mood the loosen the clasp due to such rhetoric; which also means the power cuts are only going to get worse. Unmoved by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s bold statement that ‘NEEPCO is duty-bound to help Meghalaya during the power crisis’, the central PSU said the government will need to make a “handsome payment” of the pending Rs 379 crore before power supply can be resumed.

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KSU-SWKHU demands scrapping off proposal to setup ANVC(B) camps in district

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SHILLONG, May 01: The Khasi Students’ Union – South West Khasi Hills Unit (KSU-SWKHU) has asked the state government to immediately shelve its proposal to set up designated camp for the A’chik National Volunteer Council – Breakaway (ANVC-B) in the district.
“We demand the state government to immediately scrap off the proposal to set up the designated camp of ANVC(B) in the district,” KSU-SWKHU president Robert Kharjarin said here.

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Job card holders, youth organization demands action against corrupt VEC members

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SHILLONG, May 01: Another scam under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) has been unearthed through RTI in Kyndong-wahlang under Sohiong village in East Khasi Hills District. The Village Employment Council (VEC) of Kyndong-wahlang under Sohiong village is accused of misappropriating public money sanctioned under MNREGS.
This was revealed by the aggrieved members of Mawkneng Seng Samla and the MNREGS job card holders, who are irked at the inaction against the VEC members by the police and district administration.

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Meghalaya’s Power crisis part of ‘planned conspiracy’ to initiate uranium mining: HNLC

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Shillong, April 30: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Wednesday asserted that the present power crisis in Meghalaya is part of state government’s ‘planned conspiracy’ to make way for uranium mining in the pretext of generating electricity. The outfit, however, vowed that it would never tolerate anything related to uranium mining.
“Indian Government wants to take away uranium, electricity, coal, land and everything else that would make Hynniewtrep lives enriched. The HNLC would never tolerate anything related to uranium mining and people encouraging uranium mining will be dealt with severely. This current crisis is designed in order to suit the personal motives of the government,” HNLC publicity secretary, Saiñkupar Nongtraw said in a press communiqué here on Wednesday.

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