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  • Court grants bail to Iangrai in two cases

    Shillong, Feb 7: The district and sessions court has granted bail to police official Gabriel Iangrai in two cases. A legal source said while the court granted bail on Tuesday in one case related to alleged diversion of funds in the construction of  National Emergency Response System (NERS) building at…

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  • Fed up with state inaction, HC orders deployment of Central forces to stop illegal coal mining & transportation

    Shillong, Feb 7: The High Court of Meghalaya on Tuesday ordered for  deployment of Central forces after finding that the state machineries,including the police are not able to control illegal mining and transportation of coal. After hearing a PIL in this regard, the bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and…

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  • Filing of nominations ends, tally at 334 till 12 noon

    Shillong, Feb 7: The filing of nominations for the February 27 Assembly polls ended on Tuesday. Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Kharkongor said 334 nominations were filed till 12 noon. The numbers will be more as the process went on beyond 3 pm. Many prominent candidates like PN Syiem, JA Lyngdoh,…

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  • NGH senior citizens write to Conrad for funding Purno Memorial Public Hall

    Shillong, Feb 7: The association of Elder Citizens of Line A.ding, North Garo Hills, has written to Conrad Sangma for funding a multi-facility public hall as has been done in Bajengdoba and Gokul. The association said the facility will be named ‘The Purno Memorial Public Hall’ after late PA Sangma,…

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  • HC for alternative site for Shillong Medical College

    Shillong, Feb 6: The High Court of Meghalaya is averse to the idea of having Shillong Medical College in New Shillong where NEIGRIHMS is situated. After disposing of a pending PIL of 2016 regarding health deficiencies in the state, the court observed on Monday, “There is no doubt that the…

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  • Filing of nominations to end today

    Shillong, Feb 6: Last day for filing of nomination papers for February 27 polls by the candidates is on Tuesday. The filing of papers started on January 31, the same day of the notification of election. The scrutiny of nominations will be held on February 8 followed by withdrawal of…

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  • Cong slams BJP for ‘protecting’ Adani

    Shillong, Feb 6: The Congress on Monday slammed the Centre alleging that the BJP government is protecting its business partner Gautam Adani at the cost of the ordinary people’s investment and savings. Addressing a press conference, the AICC media coordinator advocate Mathew Antony said that as per the United States…

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  • Hek wants to become CM, Sanbor says he can’t say that

    Shillong, Feb 6:  BJP leader and Pynthorumkhrah candidate AL Hek wishes to become the next Chief Minister hoping for a BJP government in the state but his colleague and cabinet minister Sanbor Shullai does not agree to that. After filing nominations on Monday, Hek told reporters that there will be…

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  • Nobody joining BJP after polls, it’s a figment of imagination: Charles

    Shillong, Feb 6: The state president of AITC, Charles Pyngrope on Monday said that nobody is going to join the BJP after the elections as it is a figment of somebody’s imagination. Earlier, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had alleged that the AITC MLAs will…

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  • Not fair to contest from two constituencies: Prestone jibe at Mukul

    Shillong, Feb 4: NPP national vice president and deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said on Saturday it would not be fair for the leader of the opposition, Mukul Sangma, to contest two seats in the upcoming elections. Tynsong, who filed his nomination papers on Saturday, said the constitution does not…

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