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Assam Police halts Riangdo- Athiabari road construction near Hahim Bridge

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Nongstoin, April 23: The construction of Riangdo- Athiabari road has once again hit an impediment, with the Assam Police halting the work near Hahim Bridge.
The Khasi Student Union (KSU), Mawshynrut Circle, conducted an inspection of the said road and found that the contractor has stalled the work as the Assam police won’t allow him to complete the construction by claiming that the area was under the territory of Assam.

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The mercurial effect: Shillong boils at 29 degrees

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SHILLONG, Apr 23: The rising mercury level in the state is started to be felt everywhere now. The dry westerly winds and lack of flow of moisture from the Bay of Bengal on which this region depends for its rainfall is nowhere to be seen. It has been learnt from weatherman that almost all the regional states are burning much over their normal temperatures during this time of year and Meghalaya is no stranger to this phenomenon.
In Shillong, the temperature is above six degree from what it used to be in the month of April earlier. In neighboring Guwahati the city is boiling at 40 degree Celsius, up by nine degrees, where people are saying that they have not experienced such heat in the last fifteen years.

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Satanic worshippers destroy graves, desecrate graveyards

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Garo Hills gets concerned, Churches look to end trend
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TURA, April 22: Few days after the revelation of satanic worshippers in the town of Tura, West Garo Hills (WGH), pictures of the trail of destruction left by them are beginning to emerge. Sightings of damaged graves and desecrated graveyards have been made to substantiate the presence of satanic worshippers.
If some reports are to be believed, quite a few of them have now come out openly about their worship of Satan and have even begun to use the social media to appeal to others to join them. The worrying trend has made a lot of people sit up and take notice with Church elders working on what needs to be done to bring them back into the fold.

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Charantala Kali Puja cum Mela celebrates golden jubilee

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Tura, April 22: The three day annual Charantala Kali Puja cum Mela completed its grand golden jubilee Tuesday in the village of Babedpara, about 50 kms from the district headquarter of Tura, West Garo Hills. The annual Puja was first initiated in the year 1965 and has continued unabated since then, with every year bringing even more devotees. This year alone, a total of more than 10 lakh devotees came and prayed to the Goddess Kali, in whose name the temple was built – Charantala Kali Temple.

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CM Jha arrested from Bihar by Meghalaya Police during election campaign

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Jha is contesting as an independent candidate, Govt dissolves varsity
Shillong, April 22 (IANS): Chandra Mohan Jha, an independent candidate contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Bihar's Jhanjarpur constituency and wanted by Meghalaya Police for fraud and selling fake certificates, was Tuesday arrested in Bihar, officials said.
"Our CID (Criminal Investigation Department) team along with Bihar Police arrested Jha from Madhubani during his campaign," Meghalaya Director General of Police Peter Hanaman said.
"He (Jha) is currently in custody of Bihar Police. We will seek from the Court there (Bihar) his transit remand to Meghalaya for further investigation into criminal charges filed against him," Hanaman said.

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Coal miners across Meghalaya protest NGT order banning rat-hole mining

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SHILLONG/TURA, April 22: The National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s directive to ban “rat-hole-mining” in Meghalaya has come as a big jolt to coal miners in the different parts of the state.
Majority of the coal miners’ associations in the state have expressed their stiff opposition to the order of NGT which was passed on April 17.
The Hima Nongstoin Coal Traders’ and Producers’ Association (HNCTPA) in West Khasi Hills District Tuesday decided hold a public meeting at Nongpyndeng village near Nongstoin to protest against the order.

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Inquiry to be instituted into ‘ghost appointments’

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SHILLONG, April 22: The State government Tuesday said it is in the process of completing the database of all its employees as part of implementing the Employees & Pensioners Database in the state even as it would institute an inquiry to unearth any alleged ‘ghost appointments’ in the different government departments.
Speaking to reporters, Meghalaya Additional Chief Secretary BK Deb Varma said, “The process of preparing of the database of all the employees will be completed within three months.”

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