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67th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council held in Shillong, Meghalaya

The 67th plenary meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC) was recently held in Shillong, Meghalaya. It was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The meeting was attended by Union Minister of Development of NER and Governors and Chief Ministers of the north-eastern States. Key Facts The meeting discussed development projects of Northeast States. It also ..

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Shillong selected as 100th Smart City under Smart Cities Mission

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, has been selected as 100th Smart City of India by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs after evaluating the proposal the proposal submitted by it. With the selection of Shillong, the total proposed investment in the finally selected 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission would be Rs.2,05,018 ..

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Union Cabinet approves nomination of Ministry of Home as ex-officio Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC)

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the nomination of the Union Home Minister as the ex-officio chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC). The NEC is a statutory body with Governors and Chief Ministers of all the eight North Eastern States as its Member. The Cabinet also approved that ..

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Cherry Blossom Festival

In November 2016, Meghalaya became the first state in the country to start a Cherry Blossom Festival, which is widely celebrated in Japan. The four day festival in Meghalaya will be celebrated between 14-17 November. With the blooming of cherry blossoms, Shillong and the entire East Khasi Hills have turned into pink in this November. ..

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Meghalaya launches India’s first social audit law

Meghalaya has become the India’s first state to operationalise a law that makes social audit of government programmes and schemes a part of government practice. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma launched ‘The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017’, at a national convention in Shillong on December 15, 2017. The event was attended ..

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