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Police warn public of gold fraud

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: The state police have issued an advisory asking the public not to fall prey to fraudsters offering to sell gold for a less than market rate which has so far cost many people in the state their hard earned money.
This came after a recent case where one person from Mawngap who had fallen victim to such a caller went all the way to Tezpur, Assam to make a payment of Rs 7 lakh for gold bars, only to realize later that the same was bronze and coated with a golden colour.

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JNC says an adamant NO to railhead in Jowai

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: The recent announcement made by the Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain that the Centre is currently exploring the possibility of a railhead at Jowai has resulted in strong opposition from the Jaintia National Council (JNC).
In a statement issued here Wednesday, Jaintia National Council (JNC) chairman Sambormi Lyngdoh said, “We strongly oppose this move of the Railway Ministry to bring the railway project in the district as the residents are kept in the dark.”

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NWYF to move PMO on alleged misappropriation of funds

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: A Fact Finding Tribunal of the Niaw Wasa Youth Federation (NWYF) will probe government schemes implemented in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district and will report any anomalies directly to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as was informed by the NWYF president, Thermon Susngi on Wednesday.
This Tribunal is being formed to combat corruption in the state right from the grass roots level and the decision to come up with such a body was made in the wake of anomalies that were revealed through a RTI report filed with the Thadlaskein Block Development Office (BDO) and Public Health Engineering (PHE) executive engineer.

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Gohain for railways in Meghalaya, assures safety from influx

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: Presenting an argument for the development of railways in Meghalaya, Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain said that the main fear of the people here regarding influx in the advent of the railways is unfounded while opining that the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution provides them ample protection against this threat.
His statement came in the wake of strong opposition against the move to implement the railway projects in the state by various pressure groups, who have alleged the state government of failing to bring effective laws to tackle issue of influx.

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KHNAM serves MeECL 13 day ultimatum to address jugali imbroglio

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: The Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has been served a 13 dy ultimatum by the youth wing of the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement to issue appointment letters to 700 candidates who have qualified as jugalis.
Threatening to launch an agitation if the MeECL fails to meet this deadline, the KHNAM youth wing has also sought the intervention of the State Power Minister in the matter.

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History of the Blues at Shillong Performing Arts Festival

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: Springboard Surprises, one of Shillong’s leading event managers will be presenting a ‘History of the Blues’ featuring a host of performances attempting to showcase the history of this great and important musical genre.

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Syiem urges regional parties to stay clear of Congress

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), PN Syiem has urged the regional parties of Meghalaya to stay clear of the Congress party from which he was placed under suspension last year.
“I appeal to the UDP, HSPDP and the KHNAM to keep away from the Congress,” Syiem said while speaking at a meeting convened by the Laitkor Dorbar Pynllun to discuss against the alleged MUDA encroachment into scheduled areas on Tuesday.

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