PM Modi-led BJP is likely to have a huge victory in the northeastern state of Nagaland and Tripura, as the party leads with 49 and 41 seats, respectively. The BJP leaders started early celebrations at the camp offices, hoping to form the government in the two states. Meanwhile, in Meghalaya, Sangma-led NPP is in lead. The elections results of the three states are to be announced soon.
The police of Assam foiled a cattle smuggling attempt in the Jorabat area and arrested two persons regarding the same, on October 5. The police reportedly intercepted a truck carrying cattle along the Assam-Meghalaya border. It was later found out that the truck was supposed to deliver the cattle from Morigaon district to Meghalaya’s Byrnihat. Furthermore, 14 cattle were recovered form their possession.
The state government of Meghalaya has allotted 10 acres of land to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The allotment letter of the 10 acres of land in Shillong Township has been handed over on September 8. The land will reportedly be used to set up a permanent base. With this, CRPF personnel posted at several temporary camps, will be shifted to the newly allotted permanent camp.
Binestar Ksanlah, a resident of Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district is the man who funded many students for education. A retired postman set-up schools in remote villages of the northeastern state and helped many students to achieve their education at free-of-cost. The 70-year-old Ksanlah is making possible ways to help poor children in dire need of financial help to continue with their studies.
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In Meghalaya's East Garo Hills, a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives were recovered, informed police on August 13. The weaponry is suspected to have been hidden by the proscribed outfit Gato National Liberation Army's (GNLA) commander in chief Sohan D Shira. This has come after Shira was killed in a police action, couple of years back. Further details on the matter is awaited.
In Meghalaya's South West Garo Hills district, three family members including two minors were killed in a landslide, on June 9. The incident occurred at Jibalgre village and the landslide was reportedly triggered by incessant rains in the area. According to SP Vivekanand Singh, the trio were buried alive due to the landslide. Furthermore, one timber bridge over Bandra river, was washed away.
African Swine Fever (ASF) has claimed the lives of at least 259 pigs in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district this year, stated a senior official of the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department, on May 9. Around 45 pigs died in a single day, on May 8. After the first outbreak was reported on April 13, pug slaughter and movement were banned within 10 kms of its vicinity.
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The BSF troops in Meghalaya seized illegal liquor bottles from the international border of West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills, on April 17. The BSF troops seized nearly 1,200 liquor bottles, being smuggled illegally, confirmed Meghalaya Frontier BSF Headquarters. Notably, the BSF in Meghalaya is alert over the illegal smuggling and deployed additional force and manpower, to work towards a smuggle-free state and ensuring national security.… read-more
In Meghalaya, the government aims to set up over 350 mobile towers, which will provide a mobile network to all villages of the state. As per officials on April 10, the Meghalaya CS reviewed the implementation of the USOF scheme ensuring mobile internet services to 1,164 remote villages (of 6,839) without internet/mobile networks. The government is investing Rs 726.65 crore for the project in collaboration with BSNL mobile towers
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Assam and Meghalaya on March 29, signed an agreement to resolve their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the 12 locations. In addition, the Chief Ministers of both states, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma signed the agreement in the presence of Amit Shah. “Today is an important day for the dispute-free northeast. Ever since Modi ji became the PM, he worked continuously for the northeast,” stated Shah.
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