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Crime against women and children in Meghalaya rise by 23.14%

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Shillong, March 07: The crime against women and children in Meghalaya has registered a sharp rise of 23.14 percent in 2013 as compared to the previous year. Revealing this here on Friday, Governor of Meghalaya, Dr KK Paul said Government is considering entrusting a study to NEHU with participation of all stakeholders.
Addressing the House on the first day of the Budget Session, he said, “There is a rising trend in crimes against women and children. It has been noted that such crimes have registered an increase by 23.14 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012. Owing to the rise in crimes against women and children, the Government is considering entrusting a study to NEHU with participation of all stakeholders.”

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Meghalaya’s Plan Outlay for 2014-15 fixed at Rs 4545 crore

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Shillong, March 07: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Friday informed that state’s tentative Plan Outlay for 2014-15 has been fixed at Rs. 4545 crore.
Addressing legislators on the first day of the Budget Session here, he informed that the State has achieved a growth rate of 8.1 percent during the 11th Plan period and this growth has been sustained in the first year of the 12th Plan.

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Government to tap all resources to address state’s power deficit: Dr Paul

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Shillong, March 07: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Friday stated that the State has been facing a power deficit to the extent of 20 percent to 30 percent of the demand.
In order to mitigate this deficit, he said Government  has  taken  steps  to  augment  the  generation  capacity  as  well  as  the  transmission  network  to  draw  additional power  from  the  North  Eastern  Grid.

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Right to social security: Foundations for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development

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SHILLONG, Mar 07: India has strongly pitched for social and economic justice and human rights at the prestigious Human Right Council (HRC) held at Geneva recently. At the 25th session of the HRC, Priti Darooka who represented India said “We want the human right to social security for all and believe that the right to social security is a key instrument for the realization of all human rights with dignity.”

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UDP seeks ARPA’s support on Paul’s candidature for Shillong LS seat

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SHILLONG, March 07: Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) Friday decided to wait for the consensus of its coalition partners in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to support the party’s candidate from the Shillong Parliamentary seat for the ensuing 16th Lok Sabha elections slated for April 9.
The decision was taken at the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the party held here on Friday.

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Law and Order under control but GNLA a concern: Meghalaya Governor

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SHILLONG, March 07: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul Friday stressed that the law and order situation in state over the last one year has been stable and under control, though he expressed concern over the increasing activities of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).
Addressing the legislators on the opening day of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly’s Budget session on Friday, the Governor said, “The increased activities of GNLA and its growing influence in Garo Hills and parts of West Khasi Hills is a matter of serious concern.”

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Teilinia Thangkhiew becomes Meghalaya’s first woman Chairperson of District Council

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SHILLONG, March 06: All Regional Party Alliance (ARPA)'s candidate Teilinia Thangkhiew was elected as Chairperson of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Thursday.
Thangkhiew, an HSPDP Mylliem MDC, also became the first woman Chairperson of the over four decades old Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC). Meghalaya has three ADCs including KHADC, Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) and Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHAD), but none had previously had a woman Chairperson. 
ARPA is a conglomerate of Hills State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP), United Democratic Party (UDP) and Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM).

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