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    Load-shedding timing revised

    SHILLONG, March 3: The Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has announced a new load-shedding schedule. Shillong and the entire Garo Hills region will now experience load-shedding for six hours from midnight. Power will be cut from 6 am till 9 am in the entire Khasi Hills excluding Shillong. Jaintia Hills and Ri Bhoi districts will face power outage from 9 am till 12 noon. Khasi Hills (excluding Shillong) and...

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    'Majority of non-local labourers have left state'

    SHILLONG, March 3: In a major revelation, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong today said that a majority of non-tribal labourers engaged in road construction work have left the state affecting almost 50 per cent of the projects amounting to around Rs 1,700 to Rs 1,800 crore. "We had released funds for road projects amounting to Rs 1,700 to 1,800 crore. But sadly 50 per cent of the...

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    'Will convince HM on ILP'

    SHILLONG, March 3: The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO) is confident about convincing Union Home Minister Amit Shah and officials of his ministry why the state needs the Inner Line Permit (ILP). The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), on the other hand, is sceptical about Shah's visit to Shillong in March to discuss the implementation of the permit under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation,...

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    Govt to issue labour licence to migrant workers

    SHILLONG, March 3: The state government will have the lawful right to issue licences to migrants, while ADCs will retain the right to issuing clearance certificate. A senior official of the KHADC informed today that the Council had issued the Labour Service Licence (LSL) till February this year. "We will now be issuing the Labour Clearance Certificate (LCC) after the state government enacted...

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    Ensure no graft: Guv to ADCs

    SHILLONG, March 3: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday asked the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) to make sure they function well and there is no corruption. "The recent report of the Lokayukta, ordering a probe, was very unfortunate. Such things should not happen. They (ADCs) should be conscious of public needs for infrastructure, such as roads, hospitals etc, and seek assistance from the state government....

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    Big push for electric vehicles

    SHILLONG, March 3: Come April 1 and the Meghalaya Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021, will come into effect throughout the state. The move is expected to go a long way in reducing the carbon footprint besides giving relief to the people from the increasing prices of fuel. The policy, approved by the state government, will remain valid till March 31, 2026. An official said Meghalaya has an extensive green cover but...

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    Opp to corner MDA on fuel prices, mining

    SHILLONG, March 3: Opposition Congress is set to corner the state's coalition government during the upcoming Budget session over issues afflicting the citizens. Congress leader, Ampareen Lyngdoh said the party will raise issues such as rising fuel prices, power tariff, traffic snarls, potable water etc. The party is also planning to corner the government over issues pertaining to environment, mining...

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    Kharmalki to contest bypoll on Cong ticket

    SHILLONG, March 3: Highlander Kharmalki, who contested the 2018 Assembly polls from Mawryngkneng constituency on a PDF ticket, is now all set to try his electoral luck once again. But there's a catch. This time he will contest the bypoll from the same constituency as Congress candidate. Confirming this news on Wednesday, Kharmalki said he is yet to communicate his decision to the Congress...

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    I-T raids B Town's Anurag Kashyap, Tapsee, Vikas Bahl

    Mumbai, March 3 : In a massive action against some big Bollywood personalities, the Income Tax department on Wednesday carried out searches at over 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including the premises of noted film Director Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Vikas Bahl. An I-T department source related to the probe told IANS, "Searches are on at the premises of Pannu,...

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    Sonu Sood to launch blood bank app

    Mumbai, March 3 : Actor Sonu Sood is going to launch what is expected to be India's biggest blood bank, through an app named Sonu For You. The app aims at connecting donors to those in urgent need of blood. As per the app, a donee can reach out to donors, and on receiving a request a donor can immediately reach the hospital and donate blood. Already being hailed as the country's biggest blood bank,...

    • 9 hrs ago

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