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Public slams Mukul for shielding MeECL, blaming NEEPCO

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Consumers appreciate thermal power plant initiative
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SHILLONG, April 30: Whether NEEPCO has any compulsion or not but MeECL (Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd.) consumers have lambasted the Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Dr Mukul Sangma, who is overlooking their own faults and is rather saying that NEEPCO is duty bound when a state is in a power mess. These respondents, who are MeECL consumers are of the opinion that irrespective of the fact whether NEEPCO is duty bound since it has been set up to cater to the requirements of the regional states, what is more alarming is the nonchalant attitude of the state government in dealing with the power scenario in the state, from surplus to deficit.

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Mukul says suggestions submitted by Pro ILP NGOs ‘implementable’

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SHILLONG, April 29: The 13 pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) NGOs Tuesday submitted list of suggestions to state government as part of their “comprehensive-mechanism” to be incorporated into the ILP to effectively combat illegal immigration and regulate influx into Meghalaya. Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma too expressed optimism towards the suggestions, saying the suggestions were ‘implementable’.
The NGOs proposal submitted to state government during its meeting on Tuesday is in line with the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation Act, 1873.

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Stop Political Posturing: Mukul to UDP

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SHILLONG, April 29: Reacting strongly to United Democratic Party (UDP) protesting the present power crisis in Meghalaya, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Tuesday asked the Opposition to stop the ‘political posturing’ over the issue. He instead asked the regional party to provide suggestions if it has better ideas on how to overcome the crisis.

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Govt orders Power deptt to ‘identify and correct’ deficiency in MeECL

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SHILLONG, April 29: Meghalaya government Tuesday directed the Power department to find out ways and means to correct the deficiency in the functioning of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to avoid affecting the overall developmental momentum of the state and to overcome the present power crisis.
“We are directing the power department to find out what are the deficiencies that needs to be corrected, what is the kind of action that they contemplate to ensure that MeECL do not continue to be a losing concern because it will affect the overall developmental momentum of the state, at the same time, to overcome the present power crisis as an immediate measure,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters here.

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UDP demands CBI probe in Myntdu-Leshka project implementation

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SHILLONG, April 29: Staging a sit-in protest against Myntdu-Leshka power project’s disastrous failure and state’s inability to resolve the present power crisis, United Democratic Party (UDP) Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the failure of Leshka project and asked the state government to publish a white paper on the power scenario in Meghalaya.
UDP staged a sit-in-demonstration at the parking lots of the Additional Secretariat on Tuesday to protest the dismal power scenario in state where the load-shedding has increased to incredulous 8 – 13 hours in various parts. UDP legislators, MDCs and party workers participated in the sit-in-demonstration.

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Police establishes burglary link with drugs

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Shillong, April 29: During the month of April, several burglary cases of Laptops/ PCs were reported at Laitumkhrah area. And all seemed to be connected as police made several arrests, wherein it was established that drug addicts were closely linked to thefts.   

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Stopgap arrangement: Meghalaya to pay Rs 30 cr to NEEPCO

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SHILLONG, April 28: In order to temporarily bail the state out of its present power crisis the state government has agreed to pay NEEPCO Rs 30 crore so that the power supply to the state can be resumed. NEEPCO is likely to resume its electricity supply to state within one week after the first payment is made.
Government has assured the company to clear its pending dues of around Rs 300 crore in a phase- manner.
Meghalaya Power Minister Clement Marak told reporters on Monday, “The government has decided to clear the pending power dues to NEEPCO in a phase-manner to ensure continued power supply to the state.”

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