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Smugglers make off with seized timber vehicle from Forest Office

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TURA, Nov 26: In an audacious move, a group of smugglers, whose vehicle was picked up by the state forest department from near a forest range in West Garo Hills, stole the vehicle from under the nose of the same department the very next morning.
The incident took place early on Saturday morning last at the Hollaidanga Range Beat House under Tikrikilla police station in West Garo Hills. An FIR on the incident was submitted on the same morning.

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Govt to replace resolution on inclusion of Khasi, Garo in 8th Schedule

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has decided to replace the resolution on inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution of India during the one day special session of the Assembly to be held on Tuesday.
This decision was approved by the state cabinet which met here on Monday.
After the meeting, Home Minister James K Sangma informed that the resolution for urging the Centre to include Khasi and Garo languages in the Eight Schedule will again be passed in the House on Tuesday.

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Congress in Meghalaya to target government on coal, attacks on women activists

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Shillong, Nov 26 (IANS): Meghalaya's opposition Congress is set to corner the National People's Party (NPP)-led government over the murder attempt on frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide over illegal mining and transportation of coal during the one-day special session on Tuesday.
On the other hand, the assembly panel on empowerment of women on Monday called for an independent probe into the November 8 attack on Kharshiing and Amita Sangma at Tuber Sohshrieh, a coal belt area in East Jaintia Hills district.

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Bereaved families of police personnel to get Rs 15 lakhs

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: The bereaved families of police personnel who are killed in the line of duty will get a better ex – gratia payment amounting to Rs 15 lakhs.
This was approved by the state cabinet which met here on Monday.

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Guv scraps 26/11 tweet after row

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Shillong, Nov 26 (IANS): Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy, who in the past has stirred several controversies, sparked another while tweeting on the 26/11 Mumbai attack's 10th anniversary on Monday by stating that no Muslim was killed in the Pakistan-sponsored attack in 2008.
He soon though expressed regret over his remarks and deleted the tweet.

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Lal Thanhawla confident of keeping BJP at bay in Mizoram

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Aizawl, Nov 26 (IANS): Asserting there is no anti incumbency, Lal Thanhawla, the longest-serving Chief Minister of Mizoram, is banking on good governance and development to retain the Congress last bastion in the north east.
Confident of victory and retaining power for a third consecutive term, he is sure of keeping the BJP at bay which rules six of the seven north eastern states either alone or in alliance.
"The BJP's communal and divisive politics will not cut ice with the people of Mizoram. They are witnessing the destruction under the saffron rule in the neighbouring states and do not want to replicate that model of governance," Lal Thanhawla, Chief Minister since 2008, told IANS in an interview.

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Adulteration makes people reluctant to consume milk: Tynsong

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: Meghalaya’s Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong has said that the fear of adulteration has resulted in reluctance among people to consume milk even as he called for the strict adherence to quality and specifications.
Tynsong had said this while speaking as the chief guest of a function to observe National Milk Day here on Monday wherein he informed that during the current financial year the National Cooperative Development Corporation has funded the State with Rs 215 crores to transform milk production in the State through the Milk Mission that the government launched earlier this year.

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