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Kidnapped Assam trader released unharmed 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Nov 14: The trader kidnapped by a group of bike borne criminals was let off unharmed on Tuesday evening even as police parties continued the search for the victim after the incident. Police however were able to apprehend one from the group who later revealed details of the other members of the kidnapping group.
Tapos Dey (37) from Krishnai in Goalpara, Assam was kidnapped from near the village of Bansam Awe in East Garo Hills at about 8:30 am on Tuesday while he was on his way to the weekly market at Rongsak close by.

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Govt urged to consider construction of alternative entry into Shillong 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The Meghalaya government has been advised to consider the construction of an alternative entry road into Shillong.
“We have suggested the need to construct another road which will serve as an alternative road because as of now the existing road through the Umiam dam is the only lifeline to the state capital from Guwahati and other parts of the country,” a member of the State Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Zenith Sangma informed after a meeting held with the officials of the Transport department here.

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Tikrikilla AYC raises issue of illegal land transfer 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Nov 14: The Achik Youth Council (AYC), TIkrikilla has raised the issue of illegal tribal land transfer in the town of Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills (WGH) into non tribal names – all with the tacit support of many and in direct contravention of the state’s land Act.
“From numerous surveys it was founded that many tribal lands were illegally and secretly transferred to non tribals with the help of various people who acted as middlemen.

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Transport dept given three months to show how will recover over Rs 152 crores 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The state’s transport department has been given a period of three months to show what has been done to recover Rs 152.56 crore of revenue lost.
This directive was given by the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which had taken serious note of the CAG report for year ended March 31, 2017 which clearly indicated the lapses in the department leading to revenue loss of Rs 152.56 crore.

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Performance of MeECL once again called to question 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 14: The performance of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has not gone down well with the Public Accounts Committee of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly which has stated that the Corporation is still functioning in the style of the erstwhile Meghalaya State Electricity Board (MeSEB).
Addressing media after summoning the officials of the power department during a meeting held here on Wednesday, PAC chairman Charles Pyngrope said even though the erstwhile MeSEB has been broken into three different entities – distribution, generation and transmission, there has been no tangible results on the ground.

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Conrad non – committal on independent inquiry into Agnes’ assault 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has remained non – committal while responding to questions regarding the institution of an independent inquiry into the attack on social activist Agnes Kharshiing and her associate Amita Sangma in coal-rich East Jaintia Hills District.
When asked about the matter at the sidelines of a function here on Wednesday, Conrad said that the State Cabinet will first discuss the issue, which, he admitted is a serious one. Agnes and Amita received severe head injuries after they were attacked by a group of 30-40 people suspected to be the mining mafia at Tuber Sohshrieh in coal-rich district of East Jaintia Hills on November 8.

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Japan serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-east: Hiramatsu 14.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS): Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu on Wednesday said that Japan is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges.
"We aim to support the development of this region by connecting not only the intra-regional links within the north-east, but also the links between the north-east and neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Myanmar," he said.

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All North Eastern States commit to declaring ODF by December 2018 14.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A regional review meeting of the North Eastern States was held in Guwahati, Assam, today. The workshop comprised discussions on sustaining Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), and rural water supply.
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Meghalaya CM reviews ongoing schemes with DCs, BDOs 14.11.2018 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya CM reviews ongoing schemes with DCs, BDOs
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Trading disrupted at ‘Border Haat’ in Tripura 14.11.2018 The Assam Tribune
Trading disrupted at ‘Border Haat’ in Tripura
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Freshly dug coal found in East Jaintia Hills 14.11.2018 The Assam Tribune
Freshly dug coal found in East Jaintia Hills
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Convenor of North East SBM says public participation important in Swachh Bharat Mission 14.11.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Convenor of North East SBM says public participation important in Swachh Bharat Mission
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I league: Chennai City FC pip East Bengal 2-1 14.11.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Nov 13 (ANI): Chennai City FC edged past East Bengal 2-1 in the top of the table clash in the I-league at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, on Tuesday.
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Assam trader kidnapped in EGH 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Nov 13: A ginger merchant from Krishnai in Goalpara district of Assam was kidnapped on Tuesday morning allegedly by a group of 5-6 small time criminals from near the village of Rongsak in East Garo Hills (EGH).
According to police sources, the merchant was on his way to the weekly market of Rongsak was abducted from near the village of Bansam Awe. The village falls under the newly created police station of Chiading in EGH.

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Second version of Khasi Bible app launched 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: The second version of the Khasi Bible app was launched on Tuesday by Archbishop Dominic Jala during a function held at Don Bosco Media Network studio at Youth Centre.
Speaking during the function that was also attended by  Fr. Juan Pablo from Rome, Fr. Raphael Maiong, Fr. Roland Kharkrang and students from Don Bosco Youth Centre, the Archbishop gave words of encouragement and congratulated Fr. Michael Makri and the team who took this step to make the app better than the previous version.

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SWGH achieves more than 100% in MR vaccination 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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AMPATI, Nov 13: As the month long campaign for Measles Rubella Vaccination draws to a close, South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district has achieved 100.28 percent in immunising children in the age group of 9 months to 15 years against the two killer diseases, crossing the district target of 59232 on the 29th day of the campaign.
It may be mentioned that towards the end of campaign the district health authorities including all health facilities had accelerated their efforts to ensure that all children in the target group are immunized by intensifying the awareness and IEC activities and conducted repeat vaccination sessions in schools and sweeping activities to vaccinate the any missed children in the district. Door to door visits were also made to ensure vaccination of children in every household.

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KHADC seeks suggestions on draft Social Custom and Clan Administration Bill 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: Seeking suggestions on its proposed draft KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Clan Administration) Bill, 2018, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has asked the different Khasi clans to submit their views on this proposed legislation.
“The Clan Administration Bill is related to the Khasi Lineage Bill passed recently by the House, which clearly stated the need for all Khasis to obtain the Khasi clan certificate,” KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla said on Tuesday.

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Agnes regains consciousness 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: Social activist and president of the Civil Society Women’s Organization, Agnes Kharshiing has regained consciousness after a brutal attack by a group of people in East Jaintia Hills (EJH). However Kharshiing is still in critical condition at NEIGRIHMS where she was shifted for medical attention.
Kharshiing is still battling for her life after she and her associate Amita Sangma were attacked by suspected mining mafia at Sohshrieh village in coal-rich district of East Jaintia Hills on November 8.

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Devotees offer prayers during Chhath puja in Tura 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Nov 13: The annual ‘Chhath Puja’ was celebrated on Tuesday with devotees offering prayers to the evening Sun at the Chhath ghat at Babupara in Tura, to thank the Sun God for his blessings.
The festival is held each year between the months of October and November.
The annual ‘Chhath’ is organized by the Tura Chhath Puja Committee every year and sees huge participation, mostly of the Hindi speaking community in the town of Tura every year, with holy dips being taken at the Ghat prepared for the occasion.

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AIJIF demands central inquiry into Agnes’ assault 13.11.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Nov 13: The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has sought an inquiry by a Central team (CBI or NIA) into the brutal assault on two social activists, Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague Amita Sangma, which left both of them in hospital with Agnes still struggling for her life.
Kharshiing and Sangma were assaulted by a group of about 30-40 men at the village of Sohshrieh in East Jaitia Hills. They were however waylaid by a woman who blocked the road with a vehicle allowing for the others to assault the two activists. The assault was allegedly due to activism by the CSWO president against illegal coal mining in the state.

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