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This is the 1st school in Shillong to have its own all girls’ brass band

By Our Special Correspondent | SHILLONG, April 21, 2019:

A prominent school in Shillong city, St Mary’s Higher Secondary School has managed to form the first ever all girl members’ brass band or marching band.

Meghalaya observes ‘Good Friday’

SHILLONG/TURA: April 19, 2019:

Along with the rest of the world, Meghalaya also immersed itself in the spirit of renewal and selflessness as it remembers the ‘Supreme’ sacrifice made by Lord Jesus Christ on ‘Good Friday’.

Govt seeks ECI’s permission to resume implementation of ongoing projects

Shillong: Newly sworn-in Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma addresses a press conference in Shillong, Meghalaya on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI3_6_2018_000189B)

SHILLONG | April 16, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday said that the Government has requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to allow the Government to resume the implementation of the ongoing important projects.

Decision to implement CAB should be left to respective states, says Hek

SHILLONG | April 17, 2019:

Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, Alexander Laloo Hek, who is also a BJP leader, today said that the discretion to implement the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) should be left to the respective States if the BJP is determined to pass the bill in both houses of the Parliament in the near future.

Miscreants try to rob SBI Happy Valley Branch in Shillong; FIR lodged

Shillong | April 17, 2019

In what may be termed as a foiled attempt at robbing a bank, it has come to light that miscreants tried to rob an SBI bank in Shillong on the night of April 12.

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As per an FIR report filed with the Meghalaya Police, Biplab Kr. Basak, Branch Manager of State Bank of India, Happy Valley, Shillong lodged a complaint that on April 12 at around 11.30 pm, unknown miscreant(s) attempted to enter inside the Bank by trying to break the lock and dislocating the CCTV cameras and the entrance tube light.

The matter is being looked into by the police.

More details are awaited…

Meghalaya Govt to appeal apex court to call off rescue operations at Ksan coal mine

Shillong, April 16, 2019

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma has said that the State Government will appeal to the Supreme Court to call off the rescue operations inside the rat hole mines at Ksan village in East Jaintia Hills.

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“We have decided to appeal to the apex court to call off the rescue operation,” Chief Minister told reporters here today.

Admitting that the situation is extremely difficult, he said that they are continuing with the rescue operations as per the order of the Supreme Court.

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“We will see if the apex court allows the State Government to think otherwise or may be to discontinue the operations,” Sangma said.

Chief Minister said that at the present moment, the Government is hopeful that they could still retrieve the bodies of miners.

“This would at least allow the family members to complete their last rites,” Sangma added.

When asked about continuation of illegal transport of coal in state, Chief Minister asserted that the State Government is very clear that they would not allow any kind of illegal activities pertaining to coal mining to take place.

“After the incident which took place in Ksan, we have immediately put up committee in every district to look on the issue of illegal mining and to closely monitor activities which going on,” he said.

Sangma informed that many cases have been registered and a lot of people have been arrested for their involvement in illegal mining since the case.

“We are also looking on the documentation of people involved in illegal mining. The people arrested for indulging in illegal mining were booked under the various provisions of the CrPC. But we are looking at national laws which are more stringent to book people indulging in illegal mining activities. But this is not an easy task,” he added.

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