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Par panel to look into black money recovery, performance of public sector banks 10.5.2018 General News
A parliamentary panel headed by veteran BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi today decided to study the recovery of black money and performance of public sector banks among a host of subjects. The 30-member Estimates Committee, in a meeting, decided to study a host of subjects related to various ministries in the year 2018-19. As per the memorandum of the committee, the panel will look into the import of uranium for nuclear plants, mining activities and environment, upgrading of India Post offices and the drought situation in the country among other matters. The panel on estimates, which is also called the continuous economy committee, suggests changes in policy or administrative framework to bring efficiency in expenditure. It has also decided to look into the functioning of the Enforcement Directorate and the recovery of black money, performance of public sector banks, debt recovery tribunals, rural housing fund and review the imports, exports and balance of payments. The panel has also .
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UCIL hold public hearing for re-establishing recovery plant 13.4.2018 General News
The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) today held a public hearing in connection with the re-establishment of the uranium recovery plant at Mosaboni in East Singhbhum district, officials of the PSU said. Several villagers raised their concern over issues such as employment and environment at the hearing and the issues raised by them has been responded to satisfactorily, they said. The proposed plant would be set up on over 4.158 ha of land near Rangamatiya and Badia villages of Mosabani block. The UCIL had constructed the uranium recovery plant in the early 1980s in the copper township of Mosabani to extract uranium bearing material from the copper concentrator plant of the Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL). The HCL closed down its mines and the concentrator plant in 2002 due to variable demand, and, subsequently, the UCIL also discontinued operations at the uranium recovery plant, the officials said. Recently, the HCL has restarted work in its mines and ...
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State aims to generate 1659.05 mega watts from 15 power projects 10.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 10: The state government is attempting to generate 1659.05 mega watts from as many as 15 power projects to meet the shortfall of power in Meghalaya and the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of most of these projects have been completed.
This was informed by State Power Minister, James Sangma in the Assembly on Tuesday. He also said that these include 10 hydro power projects, two thermal power projects and three new and renewable energy projects.

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Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers (Travelogue)(Lead) 26.3.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life -- and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed -- will fall in love with Taiwan. But along with its tranquility and peace, there is also the effervescence of a place celebrating its culture and language with aplomb.
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Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian trevellers (Travelogue) 26.3.2018 General News
Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life -- and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed -- will fall in love with Taiwan. But along with its tranquillity and peace, there is also the effervescence of a place celebrating its culture and language with aplomb.
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Not in public interest to disclose quantity of uranium procured: Govt 15.3.2018 General News
The government today refused to disclose the quantity of uranium procured from mines in the country, citing public interest. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha that the Uranium Corporation of India Limited is engaged in mining and processing of uranium ore in the country. "It is not in the public interest to disclose the quantity of production of uranium from these mines," he said. The minister had been asked about the quantity of uranium the country is able to extract and its process. He said that following the civil nuclear cooperation deal, the Department of Atomic Energy has been importing uranium to meet fuel requirement for safeguarded nuclear power plants and firms based in countries including Russia, France, Canada and Kazakhstan have sold uranium to India. The maximum amount of 2473.87 MT of uranium has been procured from M/S Cameco, Canada since 2009.
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NCP to seek SC intervention on border dispute settlement 22.2.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: Seeking closure in the long pending border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has resolved to seek the intervention of the Supreme Court to end this vexed issue.
This was one of the main points of the 10 page election manifesto released by the party’s Vijay Raj here.
The party has also expressed its intent to come up with a state mining policy, setting up of an anti-corruption vigilance commission and ensuring 2 students become IAS officer per year. It has also ensured that uranium mining will not be encouraged in the state.

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West Used Lizards For Nuke Spying In Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei's Adviser 14.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The former chief-of-staff of Iran's armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on the country's nuclear programme.
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HYC cites 29 reasons to vote against Congress 13.2.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 12: Lakhs of leaflets citing 29 reasons why Meghalaya should not vote for the Congress party in the upcoming Assembly elections were released by the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Tuesday.
The leaflet, which was released by the HYC president Peter Lawai and general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin here in the city on Tuesday for distribution to the general public, was part of the organization’s anti-Congress campaign.

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West used lizards to spy on us: Iran 13.2.2018 Hindu: News
‘Individuals brought reptiles to gather information on nuclear installations’
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HSPDP pledges to fight for a separate Khasi – Jaintia state 8.2.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has pledged to fight for a separate state for the Khasi and Jaintia people of Meghalaya if it is voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
This pledge was part of the manifesto which was released by the party here on Thursday wherein the HSPDP said that it will also stay opposed to the mining of uranium in Meghalaya.

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HSPDP issues manifesto for Meghalaya 8.2.2018 General News
The Hills State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP), one of the regional parties in Meghalaya with four MLAs at present, today resolved to seek Union government implementation of special provisions for states to make laws under Article 371 as is the case of Mizoram and Nagaland. The party which has entered into a pre-poll alliance with the United Democratic Party (UDP) ahead of February 27 polls in the state wanted that the state legislature be given mandate to legislate its own laws relating to land ownership and minerals, culture and religion and traditional laws. The issues relating to the creation of a separate Khasi-Jaintia state, which the party had demarcated as those areas falling under the erstwhile United Khasi Jaintia Hills district, the resolution of the inter-state boundary dispute and opposition to uranium mining and railways, have also featured in the partys manifesto as was in 2013. The party which was in the Opposition in the last five years, however, ...
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KSU demands independent probe into Ranikor River phenomenon 22.1.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 22: Taking serious note of what it has termed as the ‘abnormal’ change of colour of the Ranikor River, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has demanded that the state government institutes an independent inquiry to ascertain why the water in this river is undergoing this change.
“The state government should immediately set up an independent inquiry to find the actual cause for the River changing its colour and also the death of aquatic life,” KSU-Ranikor Circle president Marcony Thongni said here on Monday.
Thongni informed that the demand is being made after an inspection to the site was conducted by the members of the Union on January 19 where it was found that thousands of fishes are floating on the water surface.

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BSF facility at Mawkyrwat to facilitate uranium mining: KSU 17.1.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: Claiming that there are designs to facilitate the mining of uranium deposits in the state, the Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) has vehemently opposed the proposed setting up of the battalion headquarters of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Mawkyrwat while opining that this move is being made with this intention in mind.

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Nuclear glasnost 21.12.2017 FrontLine: Science & Technology
The “Public dialogue-forum AtomEco 2017”, organised in Moscow on November 21 and 22, discussed the pros and cons of nuclear power generation and its future. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN recently in Moscow
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Traditional heads demand approval for road construction in SWKH 6.12.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has been demanded to immediately issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the construction of the two-lane road projects in West and South West Khasi Hills Districts.
This demand has been made by traditional heads of as many as 32 villages of the area who have accused the KHADC of hindering the development of SWKH.

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US Justice Department mulls 2nd Special Counsel 14.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Justice Department is looking into the appointment of a second Special Counsel to probe a host of Republican concerns, including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company to Russia, media reports said.
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Uranium deposit hits Meghalaya power project 5.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Uranium deposit hits Meghalaya power project
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Uranium deposits hindering Kynshi hydro power project 3.11.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 02: Uranium deposits are hindering the progress of stage II of the Kynshi hydro power project as the department of Atomic energy has expressed its reservations against developing this particular project.
In this backdrop, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that the DEA has made an observation that the uranium deposits in the basin would submerge if the project is continued.

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Donald Trump accuses media of ignoring Obama-era Russia uranium deal 20.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Donald Trump has accused the mainstream media of ignoring fresh details about the controversial 2010 approval of a deal that gave Russia control over a large chunk of US uranium resources.
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