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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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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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It was an attempt to ambush me: South Garo Hills DC

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Injured PSO, driver narrates harrowing experience, DC saved by fate

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Tura, April 25: A day after the attack on the vehicle of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), South Garo Hills (SGH), and the people injured in the incident opened up to the harrowing experience and the near death encounter with alleged militants. The attack on the vehicle took place in a pace called Adapgre, near Sibbari in SGH and is the second such incident on the DC, Chinmay Gotmare, who claimed that the incident was no accident but a planned one.
In Thursday’s attack by an armed group, Gotmare was unhurt, while his driver Rith Sangma, aged about 40 years, was hit by a bullet on his left hand and Personal Security Officer (PSO) Aminur Islam, 24 years, had a bullet injury on his right chest.

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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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KHNAM demands Mukul and Clement to step down

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SHILLONG, April 25: Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) Friday demanded Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and Power Minister Clement Marak to ‘step down’ immediately for their failure to address the prevailing power crisis and also their absence from the State.
In a press statement, KHNAM Working President Adelbert Nongrum said, “We demand that Chief Minister and his Cabinet Minister to step down from their posts for their failure to find out ways and means to resolve the power crisis faced by the state at present.”

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