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Police caution against fraudsters 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

SHILLONG, Dec 14 (MIPR): The Additional Director General of Police (CID), Meghalaya, Shillong has informed that a lot of telephonic calls from both mobile as well as landline numbers are being received by general public from fraudsters impersonating as Bank or Insurance representatives.
In a release issued here on Friday, the AGD said that these people are seeking details of bank accounts or ATM or debit or credit card details like card numbers, CVV number, secret 4 digit pin number, date of expiry and even One Time Password (OTP) received in the mobile phones thereby duping innocent people of their hard earned money.

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ADE expresses displeasure over GHADC decision on tree felling 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Dec 14: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) has expressed its displeasure over the decision of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) to fell mature timber trees from within its reserves in an effort to make shore up its finances.
“The decision for auctioning several hundreds of mature trees of Damalgre Range, Naguapara Range, Phulbari Range and Samanda Range forest areas by the GHADC is extremely disturbing,” said the NGO in a release issued on Friday.
“In these distressful times while we face hazards of climate change and environmental catastrophes, the GHADC instead of strengthening efforts to fight such problems is doing exactly the opposite. The cutting down of these trees is going to lead to negative impacts on the ecosystem and the environment as a whole,” they added.

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Police may not have manpower to check illegal coal mining: James Sangma 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 14: Meghalaya’s Home Minister, James K Sangma has stated that the state’s police department may not have the necessary manpower to illegal check coal mining if such activities are going on in the state.
In this regard, James said that it is only when there is specific information about such illegal activities that the police can go and inspect.
“To go into each and every area we would not have that kind of manpower as police also have to look into law and order and other duties,” he said while defending the government which had denied that illegal mining of coal is going on in the state.

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Meghalaya gets over Rs 321.88 crore gift from Centre 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 14: What may be termed as a gift to Meghalaya this festive season, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 321.88 crores - the first of its kind as far as the amount, ever received by the state from the Centre for roads.
Deputy Chief Minister, in charge of PWD (Roads), Prestone Tynsong said that the such a huge amount was never sanctioned under the CRF in the history of Meghalaya and the state would only get around Rs 80-90  crores per year under the scheme.

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Coal mine owner engaged in illegal mining on the run 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 14: The owner of the coalmine where illegal mining was taking place which was revealed after 13 labourers got trapped inside has been identified and is presently absconding, according to the state’s Home Minister, James Sangma.
Informing that the owner has been identified as James Sukhlain, Sangma said that he is absconding and that police are presently attempting to trace him.

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Justice Sen communal, can't be judge: CPI-M 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS): The CPI-M on Friday condemned Justice Sudip Ranjan Sen of the Meghalaya High Court for making what it said were communal observations and said he had lost the moral right to be a judge.
"The CPI-M condemns in unequivocal terms the recent utterances of Justice Sen, in the form of a judgement which is against the basic structure of our Constitution," it said in a statement.
"The Supreme Court had earlier given a verdict that secularism, amongst others, is a fundamental feature of our Constitution."

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Conrad promises stern action against illegal coal mining 14.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 14: With 13 miner being trapped in a flooded coal mine in East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has assured that strict action will be taken against illegal coal mining in the state in the backdrop of the NGT ban on such activities.
“We are aware of the illegal activities going on and this again is something that is not correct at all and appropriate action will be taken at appropriate time against the people who are involved in the illegal mining as this is not acceptable,” Conrad had said on Friday.

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Kidnapped fuel station employees released 14.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Kidnapped fuel station employees released
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HC order asking airlines to begin flights from Umroi stayed 14.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
HC order asking airlines to begin flights from Umroi stayed
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Illegal hemp crops destroyed in Garo Hills 14.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Illegal hemp crops destroyed in Garo Hills
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13 miners trapped in Meghalaya 14.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
13 miners trapped in Meghalaya
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MU smart class verification begins 14.12.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MU smart class verification begins
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Don’t add fuel to the fire: Hamlet to Punjab government 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 13: In the backdrop of the Punjab government announcing compensation of Rs 60 lakhs to the Sikh community at Them Iew Mawlong, Meghalaya’s Urban Affairs Minister, Hamletson Dohling has urged the government in Punjab not to add fuel to the fire that resulted in Shillong witnessing violence earlier this year.
“We are not happy with the decision and we request them (Punjab government) not to add fuel to the fire,” Dohling said here on Thursday.

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Illegal hemp cultivation destroyed in SWGH 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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Tura, Dec 13: A joint task force comprising of the Border Security Force (BSF), personnel from the district administration and state police destroyed a huge amount of illegally cultivated hemp in the district of South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district on Thursday.

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Online payment of electricity bills restored 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 13: The Chief Engineer (Commercial) has informed that as the Data center at Guwahati is now operational and all critical services have been made active electricity billing and collection of electricity bills of MePDCL for all major towns namely Shillong, Jowai, Tura, Nongpoh, Sohra, Mairang, Nongstoin, Williamnagar, Resubelpara  are now restored.

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Meghalaya HC judgement unacceptable: Owaisi 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS): AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday termed as unacceptable the judgment of Meghalaya High Court that India should have been a Hindu nation.
The Member of Parliament from Hyderabad said the judiciary and the government should take note of this judgement as an attempt was being made to spread hatred.

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Aviation officials, airline CEOs' personal appearance in Meghalaya HC stayed 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the personal appearance of the Civil Aviation Secretary, Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman and CEOs of Indigo and SpiceJet airlines before the Meghalaya High Court in the event of their failure to decide on the date of commencement of flights from Umroi Airport in Shillong to Delhi and other metros.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Krishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph stayed the operation of the high court order directing the officials, after senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court that a meeting between the representatives of the airlines and Aviation Secretary was to take place at 11 a.m.

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13 labourers die while attempting to mine coal in EJH 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 13: In spite of the NGT ban on coal mining activities in Meghalaya, thirteen labourers lost their lives when the coal mine from which they were attempting to dig out fresh coal collapsed on Thursday.
Confirming this, district police chief Silvester Nongtyngnger said as per information received, reportedly around 13 persons including 3 locals of Lumthari village were trapped inside the coal mine at Ksan near Lyteiñ River under Saipung police station.

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Govt warns against misinformation on Sweepers’ Lane issue 13.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 13: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has issued a strong warning against anyone who is spreading false information pertaining to the Sweepers’ Lane issue even as it has slammed its counterpart in Punjab while accusing it of taking a decision based on heresay.
“Government cannot act on hearsay. The Punjab government without verifying facts has taken such a decision which I feel will affect the sentiments of the people out here,” Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said here on Thursday.

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Aviation officials, airline CEOs' appearance in Meghalaya HC stayed 13.12.2018 The Assam Tribune
Aviation officials, airline CEOs' appearance in Meghalaya HC stayed
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