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UN airs concern over rights defenders 10.10.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
UN airs concern over rights defenders
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United Nations shows serious concern of the cancellation of FCRA of Manipur's NGOs 10.10.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
United Nations shows serious concern of the cancellation of FCRA of Manipur's NGOs
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Tynsong miffed with KHADC over denial of NOC for road project 8.10.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: The non – issuance of a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the construction of the two-lane road project in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district on the part of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has miffed Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong who has termed this decision as a ‘hasty’ one.
The state government had recently requested the KHADC to issue NOC for the proposed construction of the re-aligned two-lane road project from Nongstoin-Wahkaji-Phlangdiloin- Ranikor after the earlier proposal which include uranium-rich Mawthabah-Domiasiat was cancelled.

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KHADC withholds approval for Nongstoin – Ranikor road project 1.10.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Oct 01: The proposed two-lane road project from Nongstoin-Wahkaji-Mawthabah to Ranikor has run into a major roadblock with the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) deciding not to grant a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the said project.
The Council has also clearly stated that it will be unable to sanction funds for repairing of the said road in South West Khasi Hills District.

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Mongolian court says copper mine nationalisation broke laws 21.9.2018 Reuters: World News
The Mongolian government broke laws during a controversial attempt to seize full control over the Erdenet copper mine, a local court said on Thursday, the latest ruling in a long-running ownership dispute over one of Asia's biggest deposits.
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UCIL shuts down Meghalaya offices, terminates 10 workers 31.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
UCIL shuts down Meghalaya offices, terminates 10 workers
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Employees on shaky ground as UCIL shifts office 22.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 22: Employees of the Uranium Corporation of India are on shaky ground after the office was shifted to the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) complex at Nongmynsong, Shillong on Wednesday.
Even as a verbal assurance was given to the employees that their jobs are secure, they have decided not to allow shifting of the office furniture and vehicles to Jharkhand until and unless the management gives a written assurance that their jobs are guaranteed.

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Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in six months 10.8.2018 Reuters: World News
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.
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KHADC not to allow uranium mining under its watch 2.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, August 02: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has announced its decision not to allow any uranium mining under its jurisdiction which includes the mineral-rich areas of South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district.

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KHADC summons traditional headman for granting permission for exploratory uranium drilling 1.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, August 01: A traditional headman will be summoned by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and will have to justify his decision to grant permission to the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) to carry out exploratory drilling operations for uranium in an area falling under South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district.
The decision was taken after the KHADC Executive Member (EM) in-charge Mines & Minerals Latiplang Kharnogor summoned the AMD officials for a meeting held at the Council’s conference hall here on Wednesday.

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AMD withdraws research operations in uranium rich Meghalaya 1.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, August 01: The Regional Director of the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) has informed of the directorate’s decision to stop all research work that it is conducting in Meghalaya’s uranium rich areas.
This decision was prompted by stiff opposition in the state against these operations that were being conducted by the AMD which in turn had led to a meeting convened by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday.

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KHADC to conduct spot checking against exploratory uranium mining 30.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 30: Following allegations of exploratory drilling of uranium by the Atomic Minerals Division (AMD) in uranium-rich areas under South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has decided to conduct a spot inquiry in the appropriate areas.
“A delegation of the executive committee to be led by me will be visiting Mawthabah and Wahkaji area on August 2, to conduct a spot inquiry into the matter,” KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla informed here on Monday.

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Govt seeks answers from AMD on reports of exploratory drilling of uranium 30.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 30: With reports surfacing regarding exploratory drilling of uranium being conducted in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district, the state government has directed the district administration to seek answers from the Atomic Minerals Division (AMD) on this issue.
“Instructions have already been issued to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the district to seek clarification from the AMD and Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) on the matter,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed here on Monday.

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Exploitation of Atomic Minerals 26.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India is aware of the fact that 10.98 million tonnes of resources of Molybdenum Ore is located in Tamil Nadu. However, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not taken up any project for exploitation of Molybdenum available near Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu.
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3 AMD officials injured in attack 26.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
3 AMD officials injured in attack
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Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist 23.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist
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U.S. Commerce launches national security probe into uranium imports 18.7.2018 Reuters: Money News
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday that he has launched a new national security investigation into uranium imports that could lead to tariffs or quotas to limit them.
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Shylla elected CEM unopposed 13.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 13: Nongshken MDC, Grace Mary Kharpuri’s conspicuous absence during the election for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) resulted in her opponent in Nongkrem MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla being elected unopposed to lead the Council.
The election was necessitated after the former CEM, Pynshngain N Syiem tendered his resignation letter from the post before the start of the emergent session held earlier on Tuesday after 17 members withdrew their support to Executive Council (EC) led by the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA).

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Adelbert firm against permission to mine uranium 12.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 12: Reiterating his firm opposition against the mining of the uranium deposits in Meghalaya, Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) MDC, Adelbert Nongrum has set a pre – condition before extending his support to the newly formed Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA) in the Council wherein he has said that it should not grant a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the mining of this mineral.

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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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