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Handloom and handicraft - untapped assets of Meghalaya 19.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: An important player in providing employment, generate economy and substantial foreign exchange for the country while preserving the cultural heritage- the Handloom and Handicraft sector of the region despite having no dearth of talented weavers and artisans is yet lagging behind owing to no commercial involvement.
Restricting one’s talent domestically and not commercially is perhaps causing the handicraft sector lack of growth as is observed by experts from the Handloom and Handicraft sector belonging to Assam Apex Weavers & Artisans Co-operative Federation Ltd. (ARTFED).

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Search Committee to recommend members of state Lokayukta 19.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: The name of the Chairperson and also the members of the State Lokayukta will be recommended by a Search Committee which was constituted on Wednesday in efforts to curb corruption in Meghalaya.
Informing this here on Wednesday, Commissioner & Secretary in-charge political department RV Suchiang said, “The search committee has been constituted for the purpose of making recommendation of names of persons for appointment as the chairperson and members of the Lokyukta for consideration of the Selection Committee headed by the Chief Minister.”

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Deviating from norm, CM to take Republic Day parade salute in State 19.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: Deviating from the norm, the Republic Day parade salute in Meghalaya this year which is usually taken by the Governor will instead be taken by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma as was informed on Wednesday.
The arrangement was made following a request made by the Governor who pointed out that he is also holding additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh, which is now a BJP ruled state.
“I had a meeting with the Governor and he had made a special request as he is also in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh, he requested us to relieve him from Shillong so that he can take the salute at Itanagar,” Dr. Sangma informed on Wednesday.

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Inferno claims building in Dhankhti 19.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: An aged building located beside the main Dhankheti road was reduced to ashes on Wednesday morning as a fire which broke out there claimed all the residences and shops in it.
The incident took place at around 4.30 am, when the inferno totally destroyed the building which was owned by one H Bareh.

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MDC questions veracity of claims made by GHPA 19.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Jan 18: Congress MDC from Boldamgre, Stevie Marak, in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) has once again set the cat amongst the pigeons by questioning the veracity of the claims made by the Garo Hills Progressive Alliance (GHPA) led alliance on the utilization of the Rs 100.71 crore Special Plan Assistance (SPA) provided by the centre.
The latest salvo comes after the recent vigilance and monitoring committee meeting held at the Tura Circuit House. The meeting was chaired by the Tura MP and National People’s Party head Conrad K Sangma and was attended by most members of the house.Conrad had at the time stated that 60% of the funds had already been allocated with almost all projects at the halfway stage of completion.

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CSWO, TUR hijack Congress protest against demonetization 19.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: The Civil Society Women’s Organization and the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) hijacked the protest against the BJP led Central Government’s move for demonetization that the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had staged on Wednesday afternoon.
Much to the surprise of the organizers of the protest, three activists of the two NGO had turned up at the gates of the Reserve Bank of India offices here where the Congress members were gheraoing the premises and had started shouting slogans against the grand old party, the saffron brigade and also the regional parties of the state.

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Aizawl FC prevail over Shillong Lajong in I-League 18.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Aizawl FC prevail over Shillong Lajong in I-League
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Ex-Cong MLA passes away 18.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Ex-Cong MLA passes away
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Tura traders released 18.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Tura traders released
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Indian, Bangla delegates discuss problems plaguing coal exports 18.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Indian, Bangla delegates discuss problems plaguing coal exports
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Local parties line up in Manipur 18.1.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Local parties line up in Manipur
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25 children win National Bravery Awards 18.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (IANS): Twenty five children from different parts of the country have been selected for Indian Council for Child Welfare’s (ICCW) National Bravery Awards to be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23.
Four of the awards are posthumous.
The Bharat Award has been conferred to 8-year-old Tarh Peju of Arunachal Pradesh, who sacrificed her life in an attempt to save two of her friends from drowning.

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Tura MLA extends support to MP’s demand for vigilance body 18.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Jan 17: Tura Lok Sabha MP Conrad Sangma had last week questioned why there were no vigilance committees to monitor the implementation of MLA schemes in the state. On Tuesday, he found support from an unexpected corner as Tura South MLA, John Leslee K Sangma announced his support to the demand.
Welcoming the suggestion of the Tura MP for a vigilance panel, John Leslee called it ‘positive’ and ‘in the best interest of the people of Meghalaya’.

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Govt setting up special courts to try crimes against women, children 18.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: With Meghalaya still reeling from the arrest of Mawhati legislator, Julius Dorphang in a case of sexual assault on a minor, the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma has informed that his government is setting up a special court to try cases of crimes against women and children.
“There will be special court for all cases of crimes against women and children,” the Chief Minister said after a party meeting here on Tuesday.

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Sheena Bora case: Mother, step-dads charged with murder 18.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

MUMBAI, Jan 17 (IANS): A Special CBI Court on Tuesday started the trial in the Sheena Bora murder case by framing charges against her mother Indrani Mukerjea and her two step-fathers — former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and Kolkata-based businessman Sanjeev Khanna.
The three have been charged among others with the murder, kidnapping and abetment to murder of the 24-year-old Sheena, a former executive with Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, on April 24, 2012.

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Police to question HDR in Marvelene Inn Trafficking Case 18.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: Untangling the web of Marvelene Inn Trafficking case and those involved may be a tough climb for Meghalaya police, however efforts are on to quell the growing demand of busting the racket in entirety and serve justice with even the state Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh  being taken in the loop for questioning besides other people who have been accused.
“We will have to call him into questioning as the investigation proceeds,” informed East Khasi Hills, Superintendent of Police (SP) (City) Vivek Syiem on Tuesday.

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BJP diluting integrity of RBI: Congress 18.1.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Jan 17: The demonetization announcement made by the BJP led NDA Central Government has diluted the integrity of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) according to the Congress party in the state.
“Is the RBI Governor taking the decision or the Prime Minister Narendra Modi? The manner in which RBI’s Governor is acting poses a threat to the nation,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said on Tuesday.
Speaking after a meeting of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Party (MPCC) chaired by AICC coordinator in-charge Meghalaya Takam Sanjoy, Dr. Sangma said, “The RBI whose integrity is crucial has been diluted (by Modi).”

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Husband hangs wife 17.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Husband hangs wife
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Police-cattle smuggler nexus in Garo Hills alleged 17.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Police-cattle smuggler nexus in Garo Hills alleged
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Spice buyer-seller meet held 17.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
Spice buyer-seller meet held
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