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BSF intercepts Phensedyl laden truck at Mawiong

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: BSF troops on Friday seized a huge quantity of illegal phensedyl in a joint operation with Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
On a tip off, a joint ops was launched by the teams of BSF and DRI in which a truck bearing No.WB-41K 2397 was intercepted near the Abattoir, Mawiong, Shillong. After thorough checking of the truck an illegal consignment of phensidyle was recovered.

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Centre releases Rs 106 crore for Imphal Smart City

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IMPHAL, Nov 17: The Central Government has released Rs 106 crore for the Imphal Smart City mission. This was disclosed today by Th Shyamkumar, Manipur minister for Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD) and Town Planning.

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Tender for State Assembly building construction cancelled

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SHILLONG, Nov 16: The highly anticipated construction process of the State Assembly building has been delayed after the state government scrapped the tender process on Thursday owing to a bid which was made by one of the firms vying for the tender.

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NEIGRIHMS denies issuing advisory against non-veg food items

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SHILLONG, Nov 16: The government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on Thursday denied issuing any advisory to stop non-vegetarian food items in the hospital.
The denial came a day after Meghalaya’s opposition Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) wrote to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda condemning the alleged act and urging Nadda to direct the institute authorities to restore sale of non-vegetarian food at the food outlets in NEIGRIHMS.

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Smriti Irani ignored protocol Recommended Srivastava as NEHU VC

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TURA, Nov 16: An RTI has revealed a startling fact on the appointment of the Vice Chancellor (VC) of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) with documents showing that this was done through the recommendation of the then minister of MHRD, Smriti Z Irani, a vast movement away from established protocol.

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Mukul stresses importance of freedom of the press

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SHILLONG, Nov 16: Insulating the media from influences which could compromise its freedom is of paramount importance according to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma.
“There are lots of challenges faced by the media because of ownership and the people who owns the media houses,” Dr. Sangma said while speaking at a function organized to mark National Press Day here on Thursday.

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PDF confident of good debut in state polls

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SHILLONG, Nov 16: The 2018 state elections will be a strong debut for the newly floated People’s Democratic Front (PDF) which has claimed that it will win a minimum of 20 seats after the results of the said polls are declared.
The party is planning to field candidates from 35 seats from Khasi and Jaintia Hills District, according to what PDF chief Ivanlumlang Marbaniang said here on Thursday.

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