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UDP demands enhancement of scholarship amount for students from border

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SHILLONG, March 22: United Democratic Party (UDP) Chief and Shella legislator, Dr Donkupar Roy from the Opposition bench on Friday demanded for enhancement of amount of scholarship to students from the border areas in view of the increase in costs of books and house rents.

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Conrad asks Meghalaya Speaker to recognize Opposition Bench in Assembly

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SHILLONG, March 22: The National People Party (NPP) on Friday demanded the Meghalaya Speaker, AT Mondal to immediately recognize the Opposition Bench and appoint the Leader of Opposition (LO).

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Mukul assures to amend ‘Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill 2012’

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SHILLONG, March 21: Meghalaya government has assured that the ‘Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill 2012’ will be further amended for ensuring a ‘strong’ and ‘effective’ Act even as it spelt out its intention to have a ‘comprehensive approach’ to counter corruption practices in the state.
“Government will examine and the bill will further be amended for the state to have a strong and effective Lokayukta Act in place,” Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma assured the House while replying to the resolution moved by UDP legislator from West Shillong, Paul Lyngdoh, during the ongoing Budget Session of 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly session on Thursday.

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Meghalaya increase cap on LPG cylinders to 9

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Shillong, March 22: Meghalaya government on Thursday informed that the annual cap on subsidized domestic LPG cylinders has been raised from 3 to 5 for a period from 14.09.2012 to 31.03.2013 and from 6 cylinders to 9 cylinders annually with effect from April 1, 2013.

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Lawyers disappointed with non – invitation to CJ’s swearing – in ceremony

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Shillong, March 22: As Justice T Meena Kumari, a Judge of the Patna High Court, will be administered oath by Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary on Saturday to become the first Chief Justice (CJ) of the Shillong High Court, the lawyer’s fraternity in state has expressed resentment for not being invited to he swearing – in ceremony.

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Anup Chetia will return to India soon: MHA source

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Guwahati, March 21 : The Union government is hoping the peace talk with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will reach a new possibility with the return of the outfit’s founder general secretary Anup Chetia.
The next level peace talk between ULFA and Union government will be held in April.
A top level source of Union home ministry said that, the political process of Chetia’s return to India have begun in Bangladesh.

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Ropeways to connect Mawsynram and Sohra, Baghmara – Siju

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SHILLONG, March 21: Mawsynram and Sohra, which receive the highest rainfall in the world every year, will now have Ropeways connecting them across the gorge.
“Mawsynram and Sohra Plateau are proposed to have cable-cars connecting them across the gorge,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma said while replying during the Question Hour at the ongoing Budget Session here on Thursday.

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