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KHADC should consult electorate not MPs and MLAs: Syiem

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), PN Syiem, in a verbal snub to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma has said on Thursday that the KHADC needs to consult the electorate which voted it to power and not the MPs and MLA when it comes to implementation of developmental work.

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Hawkers resolve to continue business amidst eviction drives

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SHILLONG, June 23: Presenting a strong and united stance, the hawkers and vendors of Shillong have asserted on Thursday that they will continue trying to make a living until the State Government takes some remedial measures to address the problems that they are facing.

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Govt announces Rs 3.5 crores for augmenting education

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SHILLONG, June 23: Aimed at improving human resource and bridging the gap between demand and supply of educational services in the Higher Secondary sector of education in Meghalaya, the State Government has announced Rs. 3.5 crores for the appointment of faculty across the state.

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KHADC seeks Modi’s intervention on NGT ban

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi into the problems faced by the state after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on extraction and transportation of coal in Meghalaya.

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State’s bakeries under scanner for harmful ingredients

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SHILLONG, June 23: Bread samples from various bakeries across Meghalaya have been sent to the Assam Public Health Laboratory so as to ascertain whether the products contain any ingredients which may prove harmful to consumers.
“We have already sent the bread samples to the Assam Public Health Laboratory on Wednesday if they contain any hazardous chemicals like potassium bromate and iodate,” Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek said on Thursday.

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KHADC approves budget allocation of Rs 189 crores

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SHILLONG, June 23: A budget allocation of Rs. 189.47 crores was approved by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) during its summer session here on Thursday.
 The proposed expenditure was at Rs 189, 47, 72,150 which is higher than the Council’s revenue receipts which is at Rs 189, 47, 53,660.

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Charantala Kali temple in Garo hills to get a major facelift

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TURA, June 23: The five-decade-old Charantala Kaili temple in Babedpara is all set to get a major facelift. The temple attracts lakhs of devotees especially on a three day spree around April and has been one of the highlights of religious tourism within the state.  Despite the attraction, the temple itself has hardly seen worthy contributions coming through from the State.

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