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NGT hearing on limestone on Feb 9

Shillong Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 12:39

SHILLONG: The hearing of NGT on limestone mining in the State and  illegal constructions at Balpakram National Park was deferred to February 9.
The matter was listed on Wednesday after  NGT had directed the state government to file its status report on  lime stone mining  and encroachment by way of illegal constructions in Balpakram National Park .
Counsel for the state government Ranjan Mukherjee said that the  state government has already field the affidavit mentioning that there was already  a hearing on the limestone mining in the High Court of Meghalaya  and the state government had complied with the directions of the Court.
As far as Balpakram is concerned, Mukherjee said that illegal construction was stopped by the district administration and the area will be demarcated.

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Five more officers to retire this year

Shillong Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 12:38

SHILLONG: After the retirement of Additional Chief Secretary P. Naik as many as five senior officers will retire this year.
While Chief Secretary  Barkos Warjri will retire in March, the Commissioner and  Secretary  District Council Affairs  J. Lyngdoh will retire in May.
Other officers,  Commissioner and Secretary Information and Public Relations  MHK Marak, Secretary  Transport Department   M. Kharmujai and Secretary Education  CCM Mihsil will retire in November.

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Four coal laden trucks seized

Shillong Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 12:02

SHILLONG:  Police intercepted four coal laden pick-up trucks, ML-10B-0083 driven by Freddy Mawlong, ML-10-7292 driven by Fleming Suting, ML-10A-9701 driven by Romingstar Shadap and ML-10A-7674 driven by Spin Nongrum, while they were evading the Weigh Bridge and Sales Tax check-gate at Umling (Ri Bhoi).

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KHNAM accuses Mukul of “communalizing” traditional institutions issue

Meghalaya Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:57

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Feb 03: Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma of trying to “communalize” the issue related to traditional institutions allegedly to suit his political interest.
The party was referring to the recent statement of the chief minister where he was speaking at the 14th annual Nokma Council Conference held in Ampati, South West Garo Hills District. Dr. Sangma had emphasized on the need to strengthen and empower the Nokmas of Garo Hills, as per the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
“Now is this statement not designed to create communal clash among the Khasis, Jaintias and the Garos,” KHNAM working president Adelbert Nongrum said in a statement issued here on Wednesday.

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Nepal army chief made honorary general of Indian Army

Meghalaya Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:57

New Delhi, Feb 03 (IANS): Nepal army chief General Rajendra Chhetri was on Wednesday conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army by President Pranab Mukherjee at a special ceremony here.
The honorary rank on General Chhetri was conferred at a special investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here for his "commendable military prowess and immeasurable contribution to fostering Nepal's long and friendly association with India".
According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan release, the citation read out on the occasion said General Rajendra Chhetri's selfless service, sincere devotion and commitment to excellence were in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon himself and the Nepal Army.

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Pala seeks Guv’s intervention for early return of VAB by MHA

Meghalaya Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:57

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Feb 03: Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Shillong, Vincent H Pala on Wednesday sought the Govenor’s intervention for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)’s early returning of the Village Administration Bill (VAB) of the KHADC.
The MP met the Meghalaya Governor, V Shanmuganathan here on Wednesday before leaving for Guwahati, to attend an official meeting.
“It was just a courtesy call but I took the opportunity to discuss some of the issues that are concerning the state with him,” Pala said after the meeting.

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Arunachal government officials indulging in politics: Governor

Meghalaya Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:56

Itanagar, Feb 03 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa on Wednesday said that certain government officials were "indulging in politics", and directed them to ensure that discipline is imbibed down the line in office.
"The governor expressed his disappointment on the reported participation of certain government officials in politics and remarked that officers should serve in the government without any prejudice," Raj Bhavan spokesperson Atum Potom said.
During a meeting with government officials, Rajkhowa told them that the rule of law should prevail to provide good governance in the state.

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USGF cadre surrenders in NGH

Meghalaya Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:56

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TURA, Feb 03: A cadre of the United Garo Security Force (UGSF), Bablu N Sangma (Senbreni) surrendered before the police in North Garo Hills (NGH) on Wednesday.
The surrendered cadre who was also a former cadre of the ANLCA deposited one 7.65 mm pistol along with 2 magazines and 5 five rounds of ammo.

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St Edmund’s School’s centenary celebrations from Feb 11- 13

Meghalaya Times - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:55

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SHILLONG, Feb 03: Over 800 past pupils of St. Edmund’s School, which is one of the premiere institute in the state, coming from across the world, are all set to converge in the city to attend the centenary celebration of the school.
The three-day celebration, which will be held from February 11 to 13, is being organized by the St Edmund’s Past Pupil Association (SEPPA), Meghalaya chapter.

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UGSF militant surrendered in Garo Hills

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 03:01
SHILLONG:  A cadre of the outlawed United Garo Security Force surrendered before the Superintendent of Police, North Garo Hills on Wednesday. The cadre identified as Babloo N Sangma alias Senbreni had joined United Garo Security Force in February last year. He was the bodyguard of Jorang, Commander-in-Chief of UGSF. Earlier he was associated with ANLCA …
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Tanzanian Girl Stripped, Paraded Naked In Bengaluru

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 02:13
In a shocking case of mob brutality, a second year BBA student of Acharya College in Bengaluru was beaten-up, stripped of her clothes and paraded naked, even while Police stood and watched the entire thing. The incident happened late on Sunday, after a car ran over and killed a 35-year-old woman in Hesaraghatta. The car …
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SAG 2016: Indian archers arrive in Shillong

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 01:59
SHILLONG: The Indian archery team has arrived in Shillong for the 12th South Asian Games and the camp is abuzz with positivity on taking home medals in the discipline. While the team for the Compound event was seen practicing at the Cricket Ground, Polo where arrangements have been made for the same, the Recurve team …
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Watch: The ‘Thak Thak’ is the latest car scam in town

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 01:54
“Thak Thak” or knock knock. Someone’s at your car’s window. You respond to the knock by either lowering your window and enquiring, or even perhaps opening the door to get a grip on what it’s all about. Poof, and your bag or whatever valuable was on the front passenger or rear seat is now gone. …
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SAG CEO terms all venues ‘games ready’

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 01:53
SHILLONG: The CEO of the Shillong leg of the 12th South Asian Games, R K Sharma, today said all venues in this hill city are ‘games ready’ and expressed optimism that the conduct of the games will be held smoothly. Around 200 athletes and officials have arrived till date with a similar numbers expected to …
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LIC launches the ‘Jeevan Pragati’ plan in Shillong

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 01:48
SHILLONG: As the Life Insurance Company (LIC) is gaining ground in the state with more than 7000 takers, the company is launching the ‘Jeevan Pragati’ which is a non-linked, with profits plan that offers a combination of protection and savings. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the Senior Divisional Manager LIC of India Vijay …
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Meghalaya: Shillong in high spirit as SAG and SEPPA Centenary celebrations draw closer

TNT - Thu, 2016-02-04 01:45
SHILLONG: As February sets in, the celebration mood is rising ever higher here in Shillong as the city is all geared up to witness grand events being held in the city, be it the 12th South Asian Games 2016 or the SEPPA (St Edmund’s Past Pupil Association) Centenary celebration scheduled to start on February 5 …
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Assam: Gogoi assures full proof security for South Asian Games

TNT - Wed, 2016-02-03 21:16
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured that a fool-proof security system would be put in place for the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) scheduled to begin here on February 5 next. Guwahati and Shillong in Meghalaya are jointly hosting the mega event, which will see participation of over 4,000 athletes from eight countries. Gogoi …
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Northeast jumps on the e-commerce bandwagon

TNT - Wed, 2016-02-03 20:53
With the Northeast in the limelight, it isn’t a surprise to see eCommerce companies jump on the bandwagon to market its unique products, many without much success. GISKAA, however, is one such venture that has managed to capture eyeballs with its unique positioning, that of being eco-friendly lifestyle based and sometimes because of a Rs.74375 …
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Northeast jumps on the e-commerce bandwagon

TNT - Wed, 2016-02-03 20:52
Q. Which are the eCommerce companies you personally admire? Amazon.com because of their continued commitment for customer delight. Urbanladder.com because of their innovative marketing campaigns and professional product presentation. Q. You sell a lot of products sourced from across the Northeast states. Did you choose these products because of that niche you are in or …
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Northeast jumps on the e-commerce bandwagon

TNT - Wed, 2016-02-03 20:52
Q. Who are your competitors today and how would you rate GISKAA when compared to them? It’s hard to identify a competitor with a similar positioning and product coverage as GISKAA. There are online stores focused separately on organic food or handicrafts but GISKAA’s product range covers staples, fashion, personal care, and home furnishing. An …
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