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James turns down demand for inquiry on implementation of Saubhagya scheme

SHILLONG | Sept 13, 2019:

Meghalaya Power Minister, James PK Sangma turned down the demand of the Opposition Congress to institute an independent inquiry on the implementation of the Saubhagya scheme in the state.

East Jaintia Hills Police detain 3 foreign nationals for entering India illegally

KHLIEHRIAT | Sept 13, 2019:

One Ivory Coast citizen and two Nigerian citizens, traveling in a night super bus from Silchar to Guwahati, were detected by the Meghalaya Police in Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills on Friday. The trio has been detained for interrogation.

According to the Police, the trio admitted that they travelled from Africa to Bangladesh by air on the strength of Visa duly granted to them by the competent authorities but illegally entered into India near Agartala in Tripura in the morning of September 12.

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From Agartala, they traveled in a car to Silchar. They were assisted in this regard by some locals both on Bangladesh side as well as on the Indian side.

“In this connection, a case has been registered and investigation has been started,” Police said.

They have been identified as NnyigideJamina Okenchukwu (48) and Okeke Ifechukwu John (27) of Nigeria and Koman Daniel (21) also from Nigeria but holds Ivory Coast passport.

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MBOSE expresses inability to conduct exams for in-service untrained teachers

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SHILLONG | Sept 12, 2019:

The Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) Tura has expressed its inability to conduct the Improvement Examination in Class 12 (HSSLC) for in-service untrained teachers teaching at elementary level during the session 2019-20.

Meghalaya: NGOs blame overloaded trucks for destroying roads

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TURA | Sept 12, 2019:

A memorandum signed by various NGOs, organisations and locals residents was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Ampati, SWGH against exportation of stone boulders through different routes causing destruction to public property and people on Monday.

It stated that many overloaded vehicles exporting stone boulders towards state highway 12 and major district roads (MDR) via Bangladesh were destructing the road causing nuisance to the locals.

The delegation comprises of GSU, AYC, Nokmas of various villages, Mothers’ Union and MSCC.

The State Highway 12 from Garobadha to Dalu via Ampati Zikzak and Mahendraganj road which is an immature road and is under-construction is being degraded due to heavy loaded vehicles plying through this road.

The memo stated that these vehicles are not only damaging the roads but also emit harmful Carbonmonoxide (CO) gas, which is polluting the environment and is also a violating NGT Act 2010.

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There has been many cases of accidents reported leading to deaths of many due to “reckless” driving of those drivers.

They have demanded the authorities to keep a check on the vehicles and also to stop heavy loaded vehicles from plying through different routes of SWGH, so to prevent further damages to the dilapidated roads.

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Meghalaya: War of words between Conrad & Mukul over coal mining

SHILLONG | September 12, 2019:

The Assembly on Wednesday witnessed a blame game between Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma and Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma over the issue of coal mining in the State.

Opposition Congress calls on need to include IOA&AA in Art 371

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SHILLONG |Sept 11, 2019:

The Opposition Congress today called on the need to retrace on the Instrument of Accession and Annexed Agreement (IoA&AA) for the State to protect itself from the alleged “high-handedness” of the Union Government.

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