Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

Mukul accuses NDA Govt of undermining past governments’ work; CM slams back

May 22, 2020

Shillong, May 22: Leader of Opposition Dr Mukul Sangma on Thursday, ignited a heated debate in the Assembly after he accused the NDA government of constantly comparing the work done by their government and the previous governments. “There is a tendency from this government to make comparisons, yesterday also during the budget speech, they say Read More

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90% quarantines done in community centres: CM

May 22, 2020

Shillong, May 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Thursday, informed that 90% of people are being quarantined in community quarantine centres. He said that almost all the quarantines is being done at community centres. The Chief Minister’s comment came after a suggestion by the Leader of Oppostion Dr Mukul Sangma, stating that institutional or Read More

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Opposition over coal transport was due to COVID-19: CM

May 22, 2020

Shillong, May 22: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma claimed that protests staged in East Jaintia Hills were not because of transportation of coal from Assam, but because of concerns regarding plying of trucks from outside the state amidst COVID-19 crisis. The Chief Minister, in his reply to call the attention motion by Mawlai MLA P.T Read More

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Discussion on ration card issuance turns tense at Budget Session

May 22, 2020

Shillong, May 22: Congress MLA from Mawsynram H M Shangpliang, on Thursday, raised the issue of 1 Lakh pending ration card applications in the Assembly, and accused the Food and Civil Supplies department of not taking any action. He informed that he had held a review meet with headmen from his constituency, who told him Read More

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Online classes not a substitute for Classroom teaching: Education Minister

May 22, 2020

Shillong, May 22: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, on Thursday, said that the government is planning to re-open schools, colleges and other educational institutions as soon as possible, since the state is not equipped to substitute classroom teaching with online classes. He said that the department will ensure all protocols for social-distancing, sanitising etc. are Read More

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2 L Metric Tonnes of coal will be auctioned in 2-3 weeks: CM

May 21, 2020

Shillong, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on the second day of the re-assembled budget session, informed that the Metal Scrap Trade Corporation (MSTC) will auction 2 Lakh metric tonnes of coal within 2-3 weeks. His comment came after Leader of Opposition Dr Mukul Sangma urged the government to make coal mining auction and Read More

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Agriculture Produce and Livestock Marketing Bill passed during budget session

May 21, 2020

Shillong, May 21: Meghalaya State Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Meghalaya Labour Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 were passed by the house on Thursday, during the re-assembly budget session. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma termed the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing Bill a “game-changer” and said that it will positively impact Read More

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COVID-19 resilient Tourism is the way forward: Meghalaya CM

May 21, 2020

Shillong, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Thursday, stated that in order to bounce back from losses incurred by the Tourism sector owing to the pandemic, the state has to look into preparing a model for COVID-19 resilient tourism.  He stated that there are 20 million tourists who travel outside India every year. Read More

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State revenue for April Rs 131.21 Cr less than last year: Meghalaya CM

May 21, 2020

Shillong, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Thursday, informed that the total state resources, tax and non-tax, collected in the month of April dropped by Rs 131.21 crore compared to last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. He informed that the state collected only Rs 76.40 crores in revenue in the month of April, while, during the same month Read More

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CM corrects Health Min’s reply on incinerators

May 21, 2020

Shillong, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma clarified that the state currently has only one incinerator placed at NEIGHRIMS. The clarification was made after Health Minister A. L Hek stated that Civil Hospital, Shillong also possessed one. The minister was responding to a question by Mawphlang MLA S K Sunn, who enquired on the Read More

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