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Mizoram govt to clear all pending healthcare bills by new fiscal: Minister

Aizawl, February 22: The Mizoram government has decided to disburse all pending healthcare bills under the state healthcare scheme before the new financial year 2024-25, the assembly was informed on Thursday. Health minister Lalrinpuii said more than Rs 45.59 crore is due for release to beneficiaries under the Mizoram State Health Care Scheme(MSHCS). She said that the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) government has earmarked Rs 40 crore from funds allocated under the Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP) of the previous Mizo National Front (MNF) government to clear the pending bills. Apart...
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Meghalaya minister’s home attacked, 1 arrested

Shillong, July 12: A man was arrested after he allegedly threw stones at the residence of Meghalaya minister Ampareen Lyngdoh on Tuesday evening, the police said. The incident happened around 7.30 pm, superintendent of police of East Khasi Hills Sylvester Nongtynger said. The man, identified as Teibor Lyting -- a resident of Malki, is being interrogated to know if he acted alone or with a group, and also to find the motive of the attack, the officer said. According to the minister's family, they heard noises of glass shattering. "The...
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Mizoram guv seeks ECI opinion on disqualification of minister over office of profit case

Aizawl, March 19: Mizoram Governor Dr Hari Babu Kambhampati has sought the opinion of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a petition seeking disqualification of minister Robert Romawia Royte for allegedly holding “office of profit,” an official said on Sunday. The petition was filed by the main opposition Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) which claimed Royte is holding ‘office of profit’ by owning a consultancy firm that worked on several contracts under the state government in violation of the Representation of People (RP) Act. Royte holds various portfolios including sports...
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Former Assam minister Nazrul Islam dies at 73

Guwahati, January 7: Former Assam minister and senior Congress leader Nazrul Islam died at a hospital here on Saturday following a prolonged illness. He was 73, and is survived by his wife, son and daughter. The three-time minister and five-term legislator was admitted to the hospital on Friday after his oxygen level dropped alarmingly and he breathed his last in the afternoon, sources at the medical establishment said. He was a minister for three terms from 2002 to 2016 in the cabinet of former chief minister, late Tarun Gogoi. Islam...
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Arunachal Pradesh Minister appeals to social activist for ending hunger strike

Itanagar, April 28: Arunachal Pradesh PHE & WS Minister Wangki Lowang on Thursday appealed to social activist Sol Dodum to end his hunger strike saying that the department has accepted his demand for providing potable water supply at Seppa, the headquarters of East Kameng district. Dodum is on fast here since Tuesday demanding potable drinking water for Seppa township besides a probe by the special investigating cell (SIC) of the state police against PHE&WS executive engineer for alleged corruption. The activist also demanded the transfer of the East Kameng Deputy...
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