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DSP-turned-militant GNLA chief gets bail 23.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
DSP-turned-militant GNLA chief gets bail
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Mining in Garo Hills reserve closed 23.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
Mining in Garo Hills reserve closed
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 23.2.2017 Kangla Online
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Bengal students to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin 23.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

KOLKATA, Feb 22 (IANS): School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday.
The Wildlife Institute of India project is part of the recovery programme of four endangered species — Great Indian Bustard, Dugong, Manipur Deer (Sangai) and the Gangetic Dolphin — initiated by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

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Tripura government amends act to appoint Lokayukta 23.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

AGARTALA, Feb 22 (IANS): In the absence of a recognised Leader of Opposition in the Tripura Assembly, the issue of appointment of Lokayukta has been hanging fire in the state since last December, forcing the Left Front government to amend the existing act.
According to the Tripura Lokayukta Act, 2008, the Chief Minister, in consultation with the Assembly Speaker and the Leader of Opposition, would advise the Governor to appoint the Lokayukta to deal with complaints of corruption.

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Shylla sets precedence in KHADC, moves NCM against coalition partner 23.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: The first ever No Confidence Motion (NCM) that was moved by a member of the ruling side against the Executive Committee (EC) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) was withdrawn albeit after a heated argument on alleged scams being indulged in by the present EC.
UDP MDC from Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla had moved the NCM backed by 6 Congress MDCs and 1 independent MDC from Sohryngkha even as Shylla’s own party refused to support the NCM as it is a part of the ruling coalition in the KHADC.

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Shurhozelie sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister 23.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

KOHIMA, Feb 22 (IANS): Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Wednesday sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Nagaland following the resignation of T.R. Zeliang.
Governor P.B. Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 81-year-old veteran leader and an 11-member council of ministers at the Raj Bhavan.

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KHADC resolves to cancel NOC, scrap MoU with UCIL 23.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has resolved to scrap the 2006 MoU signed with UCIL and cancel the NOC for proposed extraction of uranium ore at Kylleng-Pyndengsohiong Mawthabah.
The Council has also resolved to constitute an independent inquiry pertaining to all aspects of the construction of the Wahkaji – Mawthabah road undertaken by the KHADC.
The official resolution on this was moved by the KHADC chief Pynshngain N Syiem during the last day of the Council’s budget session on Wednesday, after there was huge protest registered by the members of the House.

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ERROR: Missing Story Title 22.2.2017 Kangla Online
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Fix accountability to improve telecom services: PM 22.2.2017 TOI: Home
"The Prime Minister emphasized the need for improving efficiency, and fixing accountability at all levels to bring about a visible change in the situation at the earliest," a statement from the PMO said.
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Government to set up ITIs for skill development 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

AGARTALA, Feb 21 (IANS): The government has decided to set up at least one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each block of the country to provide skill development training to all, a minister said here on Tuesday.
Addressing Tripura’s first Digi-Dhan mela in Agartala, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that currently 25,000 blocks in India have no ITI and in the first phase, projects have been undertaken to set it up in 15,000 blocks.

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Shylla gets death threats over social media 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and present MDC representing Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla has received death threats which were conveyed via social media.
Informing this on Tuesday, Shylla said, “I had informed the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police (SP) on the message in a facebook page titled as ‘Ka Sur U Hynniewtrep’ which stated that Shylla should be shot dead.” This was said on the floor of the house during the second day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC on Tuesday.

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UDP not to support Shylla’s call for no confidence motion 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: In an interesting turn of events, the Parliamentary Party of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has stated that it will not support the no confidence motion moved by its own member, HS Shylla against the ruling PDF led Executive Committee (EC) in the KHADC.
“We (five MDCs) will not support the NC moved by him (Shylla),” UDP PP leader Teinwell Dkhar said.

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UDP moves no confidence motion in KHADC 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: Alleging that the present Executive Council (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) under the leadership of the Chief Executive Member (CEM), PN Syiem is embroiled in a number of scams, the United Democratic Party (UDP), in spite of being a coalition partner in the Council moved a no confidence motion against the EC on Tuesday.
The NC submitted by the former KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla, now the UDP MDC from Nongkrem was also supported by opposition Congress MDCs.

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Sanbor defers moving court against PHE 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: In light of renewed endeavours on the part of the PHE department to ensure a steady supply of water in his constituency, the NCP legislator representing South Shillong constituency, Sanbor Shullai has decided to keep in abeyance his threat of taking the department to court on the issue.
This decision was made after a meeting was convened by Shullai at the Assam club, Laban on Saturday last which was also attended by a host of officials from the PHE department, locality heads, various local NGOs and the general public of Greater Laban area.

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Champion makes bail, not permitted to leave EKH 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The Chairman of the proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Champion Sangma who was a high ranking police official before shifting allegiance has been granted bail by a local court here on Tuesday.
Bail was granted to Sangma by District Sessions judge, E Kharumnuid who had directed him to produce sureties that he would not leave the jurisdiction of the court.
Informing this on Tuesday, Sangma’s counsel, Sujit Dey said, “He was granted bail in the Pynursla police case where he was charged with waging war against the nation.”

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Bedlam in KHADC over Uranium issue 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: Heated was the discussion on the MoU signed between the previous Executive Council and the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) leading to bedlam on the floor of the House in the midst of a verbal war between former CEM, Hispreaching Son Shylla and the incumbent CEM, PN Syiem.
Even as almost all the members demanded the scrapping of the MoU, NOC and trading license issued by the previous executive committee, there was also a demand raised for a probe by the CBI into the alleged misappropriation of the money for road construction.
In this regard, the present EC has assured that it will bring in an official resolution on this issue on the third day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC.

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WB police alerted on sex racket accused 21.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
WB police alerted on sex racket accused
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‘IHGF wonderful platform for artisans from NE’ 21.2.2017 The Assam Tribune
‘IHGF wonderful platform for artisans from NE’
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KHADC waiting for KHCF to return Rs. 35 lakhs 21.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: An amount of Rs. 35 lakhs is still due to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) as the Khasi Heritage Conservation Forum (KHCF) which had borrowed this money is yet to return the same as was informed by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Council, PN Syiem.
“Yes, the loan was given by the Council. However we are still waiting for KHCF to refund the same,” Siem had said in reply during the question hour of the first day of the ongoing budget session of the Council which began here on Monday.

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