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How JJM has ruined water supply to Awanga village in EGH!

By Biplab Kumar Dey Williamnagar, Aug 16: Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has been expected to be a game changer for the entire country with Meghalaya being no exception. However, in some cases, like it has been with the village of Awanga, the story has been a life changer but for the wrong reason. Awanga is a village just about 2 kms away from the main town of Rongjeng. The village lies on the Mangsang – Adokgre route. It consists of at least 69 households with an approximate population of 420 people.…

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma flags govt’s achievements in I-day speech

Shillong, August 15: Greeting the people of the state  on the occasion of 76th Independence Day  and recalling the sacrifices of the country's freedom fighters, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today highlighted the 'achievements' of his over 4-year-old government's in his Independence Day speech delivered while presiding over the state-level celebrations here. Here is the full text of the CM's speech:  I convey my heartfelt greetings to the people of Meghalaya on the historic occasion of completing 75 years of…

Projects worth Rs 10K crore coming up in state: Conrad

SHILLONG, Aug 14: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Sunday said externally-aided projects of almost Rs 10,000 crore are in different stages of implementation in the state and the funding agencies are allocating additional resources for these projects. He said this in his message to the people of the state on the eve of the Independence Day celebration. Asserting that the government has taken every step to place the economy on a higher growth path, the chief minister said: “The schemes of the government of India are being…

Ao asks BJP state chief to ‘gracefully retire’

SHILLONG, Aug 14: Accusing BJP state president Ernest Mawrie of causing substantial damage to the party in Meghalaya, BJP national vice president in-charge of Meghalaya M Chuba Ao on Sunday asked the former to ‘gracefully retire’. Expressing strong resentment over the style of functioning of the state president, Ao said: “(Ernest) Mawrie should understand that the BJP is not his private party. He has insulted all the elected members and aspiring candidates and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national president…

HNLC hoists flag, celebrates 35th raising day

SHILLONG, Aug 14: The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Sunday said it celebrated its 35th raising day by hoisting its flag at the bridge near Jingthang Briew, Jaiaw. On his Facebook page, HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said the flag was hoisted by a member of the rebel group in the morning. The outfit was formed on August 14, 1987. A senior police official said they received information about the hoisting of the flag in the afternoon and it was immediately removed. He also said the…

Meghalaya man who funds edn of underprivileged kids

Shella, Aug 14: Binestar Ksanlah of Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district has set up many schools in remote villages of the northeastern state and sponsored the educational expenses of many poor students. A school teacher for most part of his early life, Ksanlah, joined India Posts as a postman and served in various branch post offices before he retired in 2012. That, however, did not deter the 70-year-old Ksanlah from reaching out to poor children in dire need of financial help to continue with their studies. Wodar…

Assam cops to be honoured

GUWAHATI, Aug 14: Twenty-three police personnel from Assam, including top police officials, will be honoured for their bravery and distinguished service to the country with prestigious police medals on the occasion of the Independence Day on Monday. The awards are divided into three categories which include Police Medal for Gallantry, President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service. Among them, eight Assam police personnel will be conferred with the “Police Medal for Gallantry”…
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