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“I am ready to contest for lone RS seat if NPP wants me”, says Prestone

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Shillong, Feb 18:

National People’s Party (NPP) national vice-president and Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that he is ready to contest the upcoming election for the lone Rajya Sabha seat in the State if the party wants him to contest.

MDA led MDA coalition functioning smoothly; all is well, says Tynsong

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Shillong, Feb 16:

National People’s Party, national vice president, Prestone Tynsong has said that all is well in the MDA Government after Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma effected reshuffling of portfolios of few of the Cabinet Ministers.

Meghalaya delegation likely to meet Shah on Tuesday on ILP resolution

Shillong, Feb 17:

The NPP led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition Government has pinned high hopes on it’s meeting with Union Home Minister, Amit Shah which is likely to be held either on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.

The leaders from the State to be led by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma are expected to raise before Union Home Minister on the resolution adopted by the Assembly to urge upon the Centre for implementation of the Inner Line Permit in the State.

The meeting was long over due since the State Government had been eager to meet Amit Shah ever since after Christmas celebrations last year.

Talking to reporters here today, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed that they are waiting for the confirmation from the office of the Union Home Minister.

“We are expecting to meet Amit Shah either tomorrow evening or on Wednesday morning,” Chief Minister said.

According to Sangma, few of his cabinet colleagues have already left for Delhi adding that he would be leaving with some of his Cabinet colleagues to Delhi tomorrow.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA and Health Minister, AL Hek told that he would be leaving for New Delhi today even as stated that he hopes for a positive outcome from this meeting with Union Home Minister.

United Democratic Party general Secretary, Jemino Mawthoh said that everyone is hoping that the meeting will bear fruits. 

On the growing sense of impatience due to the delay, he said that in politics one needs to have patience and the  objective is to bring a controlled mechanisim to check illegal immigration and their focus is on that. 

He reasoned that the state has been demanding for the last four decades to bring effective controlled mechanisim so a little more wait should be okay. He hoped that the Union Minister will also be forthcoming with the demand of the state.

It may be mentioned that under pressure from the various Civil society groups and NGOs, the state government had passed a resolution to pursue the centre to implement  ILP in the state on Dec 19. However, despite several attempts to fix an appointment with the Union Home Minister, the talks have so far not yet materialised. 

HNLC’s Finance Secy surrenders before state DGP

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Shillong, Feb 12:

The banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) suffered a major blow after its Finance Secretary Wankupar Marweiñ @ Bahhep Traisiej surrendered before the Meghalaya Director General of Police, R Chandranathan on Wednesday afternoon.

Govt targets to start direct flight from Shillong to Delhi this March

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Shillong, Feb 18:

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Monday informed that the State Government is targeting to start direct flight from Shillong to Delhi from March this year.

MeECL wants govt to start payment of terminal liabilities amounting to Rs 840 Cr

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Shillong, Feb 11:

The MeECL Joint Action Committee today impressed upon the State Government to start the payment of the terminal liabilities of the 3000 plus permanent employees amounting to Rs 840 crore as on March 31, 2010.

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