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Army officer fined for smoking

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Jorhat (Assam), April 13 (PTI): An army officer of the Jorhat Military Station at Lichubari has been fined for lighting up in a no smoking zone at the Deputy Commissioner's office here.

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Meghalaya to be on rail map very soon: Mukul

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SHILLONG, April 12: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday announced that Meghalaya will find a place on the railway map of the country ‘very soon’ with the inauguration of the state’s first railway station at Mendipathar in East Garo Hills.
Participating in the discussion on Budget in the state Assembly, the Chief Minister said all sections of the people of the Garo Hills have extended their wholehearted support to the railway project and urged similar show of support from the people of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills for establishing rail links to Byrnihat and even Shillong.

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PWD’s Rs 22,790.80 lakh dues to contractors

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SHILLONG, April 12: State PWD Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar on Friday informed the House that the total outstanding amount payable to contractors across the state is Rs 22,790.80 lakh.
 “Timeline has not been set to settle all bills,” he said in his reply during the Question Hour in the Assembly on Friday.

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Meghalaya keen to revive traditional river trade routes

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SHILLONG, April 11: Meghalaya government on Thursday said it is keen in reviving traditional river routes with neighboring Bangladesh for trade and commerce since the state is not connected by air, rail or water routes.
Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told the Assembly that the matter has already been taken up with the Union government, which in turn, raised the issue during discussions with its Bangladeshi counterpart. “In recent times there has been engagement with Bangladesh through the Government of India,” he said.

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Meghalaya has Rs 244.48 cr liability to NEEPCO

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SHILLONG, April 12: Meghalaya Power Minister Clement Marak on Friday informed the Assembly that the state government has to pay an outstanding amount of Rs 244.48 crore to NEEPCO, and the dues must be cleared in 24 installments.

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Qualified Grade IV candidates withdraw hunger strike

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SHILLONG, April 12: The Association of Qualified Grade IV-2011 on Friday informed that the association on Thursday night has withdrawn their indefinite hunger strike after receiving a ‘formal letter’ from the state government.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, General Secretary of the association, Hughbert Sun informed that the association on Thursday night at around 11 PM after thorough discussion decided to withdraw their indefinite hunger-strike.

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Wansuk becomes first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 11: Congress nominee Wansuk Syiem on Thursday created history by becoming the first woman from Meghalaya to be elected as Rajya Sabha MP.
Originally, the Rajya Sabha MP election was schedule to be held on April 18 but as Wansuk was the lone contestant, the result was declared on Thursday.

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