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Man who embalmed mother’s body hospitalised for psychiatric treatment

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KOLKATA, April 06 (IANS): A middle aged man arrested in Kolkata for allegedly preserving his mother’s body in a freezer for the last three years was bailed out by a city court on Friday on grounds of mental illness and admitted to a psychiatric hospital here.
Kolkata Police on Wednesday night recovered the body of a woman named Beena Majumdar, embalmed with chemicals after three years of her death in a south Kolkata house and arrested her son Subhabrata Majumdar late on Thursday suspecting his involvement in the case.

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Conrad accorded overwhelming welcome at Imphal

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SHILLONG, April 07: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma who is also the National President of the National People’s Party (NPP), was given a warm welcome by party functionaries at Imphal when he visited the state capital of Manipur along with PWD Minister Prestone Tynsong and Home Minister James K. Sangma on Saturday.
The NPP delegation from Meghalaya was felicitated at Lamboi Khongnangkhong playground in Imphal where it was accompanied by the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh.

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Assam's Spring Festival begins in Manas National Park

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Guwahati, April 07 (IANS): The two-day Assam Spring Festival began at the Manas National Park on Saturday where visitors will get to experience the state's local food, music, handloom and handicrafts.
"The aim of the event is to promote the local food and culture of the fringe villagers. It is an attempt to create a model of alternative livelihood through food, handloom and culture," Mitali from Food Sutra, one of the organisers, said.

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Govt to ensure lifting of NGT ban: Conrad

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SHILLONG, April 06: The State Government is working towards ensuring that the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal on caol mining activities in Meghalaya is lifted, according to Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma who added that the government is coming up with a roadmap towards this end.
“I assure this House that we are working overtime on the issue (which has affected the livelihood of the people and the economy of the state). We will work a road map to resolve it,” Conrad said while replying to the debate on the Governor’s address on Friday.

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Air Asia launches its daily direct flight to Imphal

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IMPHAL, April 07: Air Asia has started direct flights between Imphal and Delhi from Saturday. It will operate seven days a week and the daily scheduled arrival at Imphal is 12.25 pm and the departure schedule is 12.55 pm.
“This development is an outcome of the North East Development Summit (NEDS) held on November 21 and 22, 2017,” said an official statement. The State Government of Manipur and the private airlines company inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the two-day summit inaugurated by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind at City Convention Centre, Imphal.

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Concern over safety of Umiam dam rising

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SHILLONG, April 06: With concern being expressed by the Central Water Commission (CWC) on the safety of the Umiam dam, the State Government is now exploring the possibility of having alternate routes through which commuters can enter and leave Shillong.
“We are looking at the possibility of having multiple entry-exit points in the state. The Western bye-pass is becoming one and we are trying to look the VIP road and how we can invest more on it to ensure linkage to the city,” Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said at the Assembly on Friday while replying to the debate on the Governor’s address.

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More voices protest CM’s work permit idea for Bangladeshis

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TURA, April 06: More NGOs from Garo Hills have joined in the clamour against the statement of the Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma for his suggestion of issuing work permits to people from Bangladesh as a way of solving the problem of illegal infiltration.
The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE), the Achik Youth Council and the Achik Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO) in three separate statements on Friday made it clear what they thought about the proposal of the CM on the matter.

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