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Export of limestone to be carried out in accordance with Acts and Rules: Mukul

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SHILLONG, March 06: The export of limestone from Meghalaya will be carried out in accordance with the prescribed Acts and Rules according to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who informed the House that there is no ban on the same.
“There is no stoppage of export of limestone from the state provided the Acts and Rules are followed and adhered to,” Dr. Sangma told the Assembly while replying during the Question Hour here on Monday.

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Govt departments still appointing on ad – hoc basis

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SHILLONG, March 06: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has admitted that a number of government departments are still conducting appointments on Ad – Hoc basis in spite of notifications being issued from time to time against this practice.
Stating that Ad – Hoc appointments have been there since late 1980s, Dr. Sangma said that this is carrying on till date.

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World’s oldest serving aircraft carrier set to retire

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MUMBAI, March 06 (IANS): The world’s oldest aircraft carrier in service, the INS Viraat,is set to retire on Monday from the Indian Navy.
On Monday evening, the Naval flag atop the ship, also known as the “grand old lady”, will be lowered and wrapped at sunset, marking an end to its long journey of 55 years, including 30 years in the Indian Navy.
Viraat was completed and commissioned in Britain’s Royal Navy as HMS Hermes.

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Governor all in praise for State Government initiatives

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SHILLONG, March 03: The Governor of Meghalaya, Banwarilal Purohit was seen praising the initiatives of the state government during his address during the first day of the Budget Session of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly which began here on Friday.
“My government has created an enabling environment to create a conducive environment to facilitate surrendering of the cadres of militant and insurgent outfits and assimilate themselves into the national mainstream which is yielding positive results,” Purohit said.

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Govt indirectly alienating border population: Ardent

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SHILLONG, March 06: Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit on Monday has opined that the state government is indirectly alienating the border population in the state through its failure to complete the Borghat-Sonapur road.
Raising a supplementary during Question Hour in the Assembly here, the MLA representing Nongkrem constituency highlighted the problems faced by nearly 4000 people of the various villages including Huroi and Hingeria which, according to him, are being caused by the delay in completing the road.

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Indian civilians, BSF using Bangladesh SIM cards: Donkupar

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SHILLONG, March 06 (IANS): Residents along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya are using Bangladesh SIM cards for communication, Meghalaya’s Opposition Leader Donkupar Roy informed the assembly on Monday.
Roy, who was participating in the amendment to the motion of thanks on the Governor’s Address, urged the government to take steps to ensure connectivity in rural areas and those along the international borders.

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Mehta to take on adviser role to State Government

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SHILLONG, March 03: The name of the former DGP of Meghalaya, Rajiv Mehta has been approved for the post of Security Adviser to the Government of Meghalaya as was informed on Friday.
“We have approved the proposal of the political department for appointment of the Security Adviser to the Government of Meghalaya,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed after a Cabinet meeting on Friday.

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