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    Conrad okay if BJP wishes to quit coalition

    SHILLONG: Breaking his silence on the ongoing war of words between NPP and BJP, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has endorsed Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong's advice to the saffron party to leave MDA if it was uncomfortable in the alliance. While reacting to queries of journalists on Monday, he stated, "They (BJP leaders) have to act responsibly so that they give consistent statements and the way...

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    Mukul slams MDA defiance of Lokayukta

    SHILLONG: Former chief minister Mukul Sangma has accused the ruling coalition of shielding the corrupt in GHADC and those involved in clandestine coal transportation by brazenly defying the Lokayukta's direction for a probe into these credible charges of corruption. "If any act of commission which is brought before Lokayukya is scuttled people will lose faith (in the elected government). There is...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    'Will take call on safety, convenience after Puja'

    SHILLONG: As the COVID-19 situation in the state has triggered disconnect between public health safety and convenience, the Meghalaya Government would look to strike a balance between the two with its decisions after the Durga Puja festival. Speaking to media persons here on Monday after a review meeting, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said the government was looking into the entire aspect of...

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    Centre plans gas pipe for Shillong

    SHILLONG: The hassle of procuring refilled LPG cylinders will become a thing of the past for the consumers here, as the Central government plans to connect Shillong with natural gas pipeline grid as in other metropolitan cities of the country. Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan conveyed this to Health Minister, AL Hek who met him in New Delhi on Monday. Hek said that the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    E-bikes to beat city's traffic snarls

    SHILLONG: In what could be a paradigm shift in ease of communication, Shillong will soon see E-bikes criss-crossing its roads as people give up the comfort of cars to reach their destination faster and with no sweat. Nikhil Vaswani a young entrepreneur is starting a new venture called The Broadway Cycling Company. Speaking to this correspondent, Nikhil says, "Through this venture we aim to bring to...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    UDP, Rangbah Shnongs meet CM; oppose mall at Barik

    SHILLONG: A United Democratic Party (UDP) delegation along with a group of Rangbah Shnongs on Monday met Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma to express their opposition to the state government's move to construct a shopping mall at Barik PWD complex. During the meeting, UDP chief advisor, Bindo M. Lanong suggested that the particular place should be further decongested instead of setting up a...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Fresh FIR against trio

    SHILLONG: The traditional heads of Kongthong under Sohra Syiemship have filed an FIR against Prantush Sarkar, Mridul Das and Binayak Roy, residents of Ichamati-Bholaganj area, for allegedly giving false statements and misinforming Governor Satya Pal Malik and the PMO. The Sordar of Raid Kongthong, Sylloklang Majaw and Secretary, Stogen Lynrah filed the FIR stating that the trio's meeting with the Governor was intended...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Oil, gas supply blockade threat to GH dissipates

    TURA: The threat of indefinite suspension of oil and gas supply into the Garo Hills region over collection of COVID-19 testing fees from truckers has dissipated after authorities diplomatically handled the issue by quickly doing away with the system on Monday. The Assam Petroleum Mozdoor Union, a labour body actively involved in the supply of fuel from refineries to gas stations across the North...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Outgoing GHADC Chairman accused of embezzlement

    TURA: The employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) under the aegis of the Non-Gazetted Employees Association have welcomed the imposition of Administrator's Rule in the council expressing hope for fairness and transparency and improvement of its affairs. "We hope that the newly appointed administrator will work for the overall development of GHADC and work for the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Transporters to meet Goalpara administration

    GUWAHATI: The Goalpara district administration has invited aggrieved transporters, traders and other stakeholders in Goalpara town to a meeting on Tuesday over the standoff arising out of the COVID-19 restrictions put in place for vehicles from Assam at the entry point to Garo Hills in Meghalaya. Irked at the restrictions at the entry point in Bajengdoba's Berubari point of North Garo Hills, a...

    • 7 hrs ago

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