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James seeks support of the House to end drug menace

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SHILLONG, April 18: State Home Minister, James Sangma has called upon the members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly to support him and bring an end to the menace of drugs which is proliferating in the state today.
“I take this opportunity to solicit the support of all in our fight to combat the menace of drugs,” James said while replying to a call attention motion moved by Congress MLA from Mawlai Process T Sawkmie in the Assembly here on Wednesday.
He said that the police are doing a commendable job by conducting raids and successfully seized different kinds of drugs from all over the state adding the recent one was the arrest of people and  seizure of 400 grams of heroin on November last year.

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Government urged to recognize key crops as agricultural produces

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SHILLONG, April 18: While pointing out the obvious advantages that it will have to the farmers of Meghalaya, Congress MLA from Mawsynram Himalaya M Shangpliang has urged the state government to consider the recognition of three crops - broomsticks, bay leaf and wild pepper as agriculture produces.
Moving a motion in the Assembly here on Wednesday, Shangpliang said it is the need of the hour that these crops are considered as agriculture crops and not forest produces.

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MDA government to consider implementation of ILP

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SHILLONG, April 17: The National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government of Meghalaya will examine the demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya as has been assured by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
Conrad had made this assurance to a delegation of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) which met him at the main secretariat here on Tuesday.

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MDA government resolves to ensure removal of NGT ban

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SHILLONG, April 17: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in Meghalaya has resolved to ensure that the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on coal mining activities in the state is brought to an end.
In this regard, the government will come up with a proper mechanism to ensure policies to protect the environment and miners are implemented properly and action is taken against those who are breaking the law.

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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

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AGARTALA, April 18 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.
“Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kurukshetra,” Deb said while inaugurating a two-day workshop on computerisation of Public Distribution System (PDS).

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1 dead, 2 critical in NGH witch hunting case

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TURA, April 17: In what will come across as a huge tragedy, a family was completely devastated after at least 4 persons attacked their house near the village of Chima Impel in North Garo Hills (NGH) district after alleging that they are practicing witchcraft. The 68 year old father of the house died in the attack while his wife and pregnant daughter are in critical shape.
The incident occurred on Monday night at about 10:30 pm in the village of Sari Awe, which falls under the Dainadubi outpost. Upon receiving information of the incident, police arrested 5 people including three brothers from one family for the murder and assault.

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Embattled candidates to be appointed as Jugalis

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SHILLONG, April 17: As many as 233 successful candidates who had applied for the post of jugalis will be appointed before July 31 as assured by State Power Minister, James Sangma here on Tuesday.
Replying to a query raised by the lone KHNAM MLA Adelbert Nongrum during the question hour in the Assembly here on Tuesday, James said that the list of the remaining 233 candidates has been validated till July 31.

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