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UDP questions Meghalaya branding in the midst of rise in rape cases

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SHILLONG, March 07: The United Democratic party (UDP) has questioned how Meghalaya can be promoted as a tourist destination in the midst of the rising number of rapee cases that are being reported in the state.
“How do we sell Meghalaya as a brand outside with such reports of rape in the state? Delhi has got a huge hit as even foreign countries have issued advisory to travelers. I don’t want Shillong to figure in such advisory,” UDP legislator Paul Lyngdoh said while moving a special motion on the issue in the Assembly here.

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BJP govt is interfering with Christian beliefs: Ardent

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SHILLONG, March 07: Nongkrem MLA, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit has termed the decision of the BJP led Central Government to declare December 25 as ‘Good Governance Day’ is an attempt to interfere into the beliefs and practices of Christians not only in Meghalaya but throughout the country.
In this regard, Ardent moved a motion in the Assembly on Tuesday, urging the state government to register its protest against this decision.

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Govt moving towards extension of mobile services in border areas

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SHILLONG, March 07: Information Technology & Communication (ITC) Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has informed that a survey has been conducted for installation of mobile towers and laying optical fibre at the border areas.
Replying during the question hour in the Assembly on Tuesday, Lyngdoh said that the survey was jointly conducted by the BSNL and the BSF.
“The survey reports along with project estimate have already been prepared and is currently under process by the BSNL NE-I Circle Office, Shillong,” she said.

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Manipur High Court declares economic blockade illegal

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IMPHAL, March 06 (IANS): The full bench of Manipur High Court has declared the over four-month-old economic blockade of the state as “illegal”, an official confirmed on Monday.
The full bench, comprising Chief Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, and Justices N. Koteswor and K. Nobin, passed the order in this regard on March 3.

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Formation of UANF nipped in the bud

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SHILLONG, March 07: The formation of a new militant organization, the United A.chik National Front (UANF) has been nipped in the bud with the surrender of the former United A.chik Liberation Army (UALA) militant, Jijabell C Marak who was planning to float this new organization.

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SWGH women come together for change

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AMPATI, March 07: The womenfolk of South West Garo Hills came together near Garobadha to celebrate and assert their womanhood and the indispensable role they play in the family and the society on Tuesday, a day ahead of the worldwide celebration of International Woman’s Day.
As part of the celebration, an impressive function was organized by the District Social Welfare Office, Ampati at Nirupama Memorial Secondary School, Rangatari near Garobadha, which was attended by the women of various walks of life and from various communities residing in the area. The womenfolk, including women’s self-help group and girls of Mazzarello Mission Home, presented songs and dances asserting their rights and also participated in the discussions on women’s issues based on the theme “Be bold for change”.

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Shylla threatens to petition for President’s Rule in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, March 06: Demanding that government prevents MUDA from implementing its building byelaws in areas under the jurisdiction of the KHADC, Nongkrem MDC, HS Shylla has threatened to petition the Governor to recommend President’s Rule in Meghalaya if the state government fails to meet this demand.
MUDA can no longer encroach in the scheduled areas following the recent judgment passed by the Meghalaya High Court on the Public interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Tirot Sing, opined Shylla on Monday.

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