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Garo Hills coal miners demand proof on mafia statement from NGT

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Mine owners cite CIL example on failure of commercial mining
Staff Reporter
Tura, April 27: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been seeking a blanket ban on coal mining within the state of Meghalaya. The contention that it has put forward is that mining has adversely affected the environment while also the fact that only a handful are being benefitted from the mining itself. The NGT statement also pointed to the presence of a coal mafia that is behind the excessive mining within the state. The statements however has not gone down too well with the mining community in Garo Hills, who are now demanding proof of the statement.

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All Religions preach Unity in Diversity not Uniformity

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Ramakrishna Mission Celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
Vivek Das
Shillong, April 27: ‘Vividhta main Ekta’ meaning ‘Unity in Diversity’ was the theme of the State Level Panel discussion organized by Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Sunday at its centre at Quinton Road. The panel discussion was an insight into the diversified world of religion which sent out one message – all religions preach unity in diversity and not Uniformity, laying stress on peace, honesty, spirituality and fostering compassion for fellow human being.
The panel discussion was moderated by Editor of Meghalaya Times, Shillong, Thomas Lim.

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Flesh trade racket busted by women NGOs in Tura

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Tura, April 26: Women NGOs of Tura caught a few women on Friday who were involved in flesh trade in the town of Tura, West Garo Hills. The women were caught after lewd videos of them surfaced on phones of some people of the town. The catch led to a lot of tears as the caught women tried to wriggle out of the situation. However, pressure exerted by the NGO members led to them confessing to being part of a racket and also having information that could lead to others involved.

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Travails of load shedding: Meghalayans empower themselves against power crisis

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SHILLONG, April 26: The new load shedding effected by Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd. (MeECL) was never imagined by many in the state which was once power surplus. However, what is trending is an overall change in people’s way of life due to the power cuts. If the dry weather is forcing people to go after summer fruits, umbrellas, lotion, gel, cooler and rest of it then the power cut is no different either. From early preparation of dinner, rearrangement of tuition timing, marketing to keeping track of one’s favourite soap in television and more, it’s all happening here as the state is facing the worst ever power crisis.

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Load Shedding: Reason and effect

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Left: The dried up Umiam Lake, the main source of power generation in Meghalaya. The water level at Umaim Lake on Saturday was 3168.40 feet at about 12.30 pm. This steep drop in the water level is one of main reasons for the current power crisis in state which has led to long and frustrating load shedding hours since the Umiam Hydro Electric Power Project, which is fed by the lake water, is unable to generate power at its peak for long hours.
Right: The load shedding at odd hours has affected everyone, more so the small shops especially during evening hours. Here, a fruit shop in Laitumkhrah creatively uses pomegranate to illuminate his shop and fruits during load shedding. 


 

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CM's convoy kills pedestrian in Ri-Bhoi

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SHILLONG, April 26: A pedestrian in Ri-Bhoi district died after being hit by an ambulance which was part of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s convoy on April 20.
The accident, however, was brought to the notice of the media by the deceased’s sister on Saturday.

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MeECL – Govt meeting on power crisis remains inconclusive

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SHILLONG, April 25: The crucial high level meeting between Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) and State government on Friday remained inconclusive as none could suggest any effective solution to end the current power crisis in Meghalaya.

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