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Meghalaya to soon have over 11000 smokeless villages

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SHILLONG, April 23: Meghalaya will soon have the distinction of having 11,076 villages which will be declared smokeless villages after these are covered under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (GSA), which aims at providing free LPG connection.
Informing this at a press conference held here on Monday, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) state level coordinator SS Thangkhiew said the households in the 11,076 villages have to be covered within May 5.

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President okays ordinance for death to child rapists

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New Delhi, April 22 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below age 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders.
The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, which was approved by the cabinet on Saturday and which seeks to provide effective deterrence against rape and instil a sense of security among women, particularly young girls.

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Want to fulfill my late husband’s aspirations: Krinilla R Marak

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Tura, April 22: For Krinilla the past few months, after the murder of her husband and MLA contestant from Williamnagar, Jonathone N Sangma, have been the hardest and most trying in her entire life. Overnight, after her husband’s murder, life turned upside down.
Late Jonathone Sangma was one of the front runners for the Williamnagar seat before he was killed in an IED blast allegedly triggered by the GNLA. His demise led to the postponement of polls to the constituency which goes to vote this April 27. The results will be declared on May 1.

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Public frowns at Guwahati city buses in town, alleges police hand-in-glove

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SHILLONG, April 22: Commercial vehicles from neighboring Assam are flooding the city streets in such a manner that their presence is ubiquitous. There is not a single road or lane in the city, observed residents, where one cannot see these vehicles either entering or being parked.
 Their presence is attributed to the mushrooming guesthouses in every nook and corner of the city and has become a source of headache for many here. The movement of these commercial vehicles, according to many, is also contributing to the traffic menace in the city.

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Truant teachers plight emerging thick and fast

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SHILLONG, April 22: Following a twin report in this daily on truant teachers in government deficit pattern schools and charging of exorbitant fees by missionary, private run schools in the state, these issues were rightly taken up by the legislators in the recently concluded budget assembly session.
 At the backdrop of bunking teachers in government schools and annual fee hike by their missionary / private counterparts the state government is found to be a dumb spectator.
 The parents and guardians are the most worried lot in this mess since they are bothered more about the future of their wards.

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Work on NH 62 to take at least another 2 years to begin

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Tura, April 22: Respite for the people of South Garo Hills may take a while longer to come if information received from NHIDCL is anything to go by with.
According to sources in the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), survey work for the project – which is provisionally going to be a 4 lane project – will take at least 2 more years to take off.
The road has been in the news for all the wrong reasons as most parts of it lie in a state of despair. Recently the local MLA from Rongara-Siju, Rakkam A Sangma had spoken to the NH authorities seeking an early start to work on the dilapidated highway. A delegation of NGOs from the region had also met the CM, Conrad Sangma on the same matter, with the CM assuring them of trying his best to get work started as early as possible.

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Gross corruption slur against former GHADC chief

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TURA, April 21: Poll bound Williamnagar saw a huge revelation on Saturday after an RTI filed by one of the residents revealed huge anomalies in the completion of projects undertaken by then Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), Denang T Sangma, leading to a demand that corruption charges against Sangma are immediately initiated.

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