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Shillong sees protests against ‘Agnipath’

Shillong, June 24 (UNI) The Meghalaya capital, which is literally dotted with headquarters of several para-military forces besides units and regional commands of the Army and Air Force, witnessed protest against the ambitious ‘Agnipath’ of the Centre for the second time on Friday when hundreds of aspirants seeking jobs in the armed forces hit the city streets demanding the roll back of the scheme and seeking implementation of the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) and army recruitment rally to be conducted at the earliest.

This is the second time that the job aspirants took out a protest march against the central government's scheme which aims at recruiting applicants aged between 17.5 and 21. The
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Marijuana worth Rs 4 7 cr seized in Meghalaya

10 Aug 2022 | 10:58 PM

Shillong, Aug 10 (UNI) Meghalaya police have recovered 1556 kilos of marijuana worth Rs 4.7 crore from a mini truck on its way from Umkiang to Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills district, a police official said on Wednesday.

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BJP mulls organisational changes in Meghalaya

BJP mulls organisational changes in Meghalaya

10 Aug 2022 | 10:49 PM

Shillong, Aug 10 (UNI) Ahead of the 2023 Meghalaya assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to restructure its party machine by bringing about organisational changes at all levels, state party president Ernest Mawrie said on Wednesday.

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Meghalaya court remands BJP leader to 14-day judicial custody

Meghalaya court remands BJP leader to 14-day judicial custody

10 Aug 2022 | 10:46 PM

Shillong, Aug 10 (UNI) The Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya on Wednesday remanded State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice President, Bernard N. Marak to 14-day judicial custody in a prostitution racket case, an official said.

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Meghalaya CM inaugurates pig breeding farm to meet demand in pork

Meghalaya CM inaugurates pig breeding farm to meet demand in pork

10 Aug 2022 | 10:30 PM

Shillong, Aug 10 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday inaugurated the newly constructed Pig Breeding farm at Rikwareng, Samanda in East Garo Hills and rolled out the Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme, as a step towards making the state self sufficient in pork, which is one of the staple diets.

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Arunachal gets Rs 2,049 82 cr as Centre releases over Rs 1 16 lakh cr tax devolution to states

Arunachal gets Rs 2,049 82 cr as Centre releases over Rs 1 16 lakh cr tax devolution to states

10 Aug 2022 | 10:07 PM

Itanagar, Aug 10 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh has received Rs 2,049.82 crore as the Centre on Wednesday released two instalments of tax devolution amounting to over Rs 1.16 lakh crore to the
states.

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