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A decade of no progress on state zoo

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SHILLONG, April 21: A decade has passed since the release of the grant for the purpose of construction the state zoo at Ri Bhoi District’s Umtrew village, yet no progress on the project has been made so far.
In 2005, the Twelfth Finance Commission had recommended a grant of Rs 30 crore for construction of a Zoological Park at Umtrew in Ri Bhoi district and accordingly released Rs 12 crore to the forest department on March 2007.

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West Garo Hills ravaged by cyclonic storm

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TURA, Apr 21: Parts of West Garo Hills, mainly close to the plain belt of the district was hit by a cyclonic storm on Friday evening leading to damage to houses while trees and towers were also uprooted.
The district has been seeing periodic squalls over the past month, most of which have been followed by very strong winds. However Friday’s cyclonic storm has been the most damaging this year with many ‘kutcha’ houses being blown off.

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In spite of issues, govt to take up construction of Tura Medical College

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SHILLONG, April 21: The State government will go ahead with the construction of the Tura Medical College in spite of some issues of concern as per a decision made during a meeting held at State Health Minister, AL Hek’s residence.
This meeting was held to review the progress of this project which was attended by officials of the Health department besides representatives of the construction company which will undertake the work.

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SteelHeart and Queensrÿche to perform in Ukhrul

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IMPHAL, April 21: International bands from USA, SteelHeart and Queensrÿche will be performing  Shirui Lily Festival 2018 to be from April 24 in Ukhrul district.
According to the Manipur Tourism department, the Shirui Lily Festival 2018 will be held from April 24 to April 28, 2018 in Ukhrul district. The festival will be spread over multiple venues which include the Shirui Village Ground where the opening ceremony will be held on April 24, 2018, the TNL Ground where the closing ceremony will be held on April 28, 2018 and the Bakshi Ground where the Shirock 2018 featuring two international bands from USA, SteelHeart and Queensrÿche will be held. 

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Cabinet nod for death penalty for raping children below 12

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NEW DELHI, April 21 (IANS): The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance that provides for death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12 and life term for raping a girl below age of 16.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved at cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeks to provide effective deterrence against rape and instill a sense of security among women, particularly young girls in the country.

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Almost 6000 illegal immigrants deported from Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 21: Almost 6000 illegal immigrants have been deported back from Meghalaya to their respective countries during the past 46 years.

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ULFA –I, PLA, CorCom planning operation against security forces

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GUWAHATI, April 21: While the Union government and the Indian army trying to crack down the militant groups of North Eastern region, banned outfit groups United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I), People’s Liberation Army of Manipur (PLA) and CorCom, the umbrella group of 7 Manipur based outfit groups have planned to jointly attack on security forces in the region and launch combing operation.

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