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Meghalaya cut off as Assam imposes blockade at Khanapara

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SHILLONG, July 28: The Assam government has imposed a blockade at Khanapara and is stopping all vehicles from Ri Bhoi district which has literally cut off the Meghalaya from the national highway.
In this regard, an emergent Cabinet meeting was convened at Shillong where the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma termed the action of the Assam authorities as ‘unwarranted’ and a ‘provocation’ which will vitiate the peaceful Meghalaya – Assam relations.

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KSU storms KHADC, demand revocation of NOC for Nongstoin – Wahkaji road

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SHILLONG, July 28: Livid after the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) had issued a partial NOC for the construction of the vexed Nongstoin – Mawthabah road, Khasi Student Union (KSU) members on Thursday stormed the KHADC premises and demanded that the said NOC is revoked.
It may be noted here that the KHADC had on Wednesday issued a NOC for the construction of the said road from Nongstoin to Wahkaji while leaving out the portion of the road from Wahkaji to Mawthabah.

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KHADC urged to review NOC for Nongstoin - Wahkaji road

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SHILLONG, July 28: Faced with widespread opposition from several quarters, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District has decided to urge its Executive Committee to review the NOC that it had issued for the construction of the Nongstoin – Wahkaji road.

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Japanese encephalitis claims two lives in Manipur

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Imphal, July 28 (IANS): Japanese encephalitis has claimed two lives so far in Manipur while over 20 persons are in hospital, officials said on Thursday.
According to official sources, a Manipuri woman from Bishnupur district identified as A. Sangeeta, 34, was the first victim to have died from the disease on Wednesday.

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Desperate victims seek shelter from Garo Hills flood

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TURA, July 28: Surging waters of the Brahmaputra continued to wreak havoc on an already scared population as water continued rising for the 8th straight day. Barring possibly about 500 houses in the plain belt of Garo Hills, everything else was under flood water as water levels continue rising.
While the state of affairs is extremely grim, local experts on floods have stated that the water level will increase further in the coming day or two as the Brahmaputra back waters are yet to stabilize. Added to the problem has been the washing away of the Solairtek embankment which has allowed for the excess water to flow into the plain belt without much hindrance.

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Governmet to stop UCIL pre – project development activities

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SHILLONG, July 28: The State Government will soon deny the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) the ability to work on pre – project development activities as it will soon denotify a Cabinet decision that was made in this regard in 2009.

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Cherry blossoms spread tranquility in the northeast

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New Delhi, July 28 (IANS): Mizoram has become the third state in India's northeast to get a Cherry Blossom Avenue, whith Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla planting a sappling of the flowering tree at the New Secretariat Complex in Aizawl.
"The cherry blossom is a symbol of peace, prosperity and tranquility and has brought peace in countries where it has been planted," Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director of the Imphal-based Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) said.
The IBSD, a national institute under the central government's Department of Biotechnology, launched Cherry Blossom Avenues in Manipur and Meghalaya last May.

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