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During counter-insurgency operations in Meghalaya, 2 IEDs, a live grenade, and ammunition were recovered

Two IEDs were discovered in Rechangre village, Meghalaya, on Tuesday. One IED was constructed in a pressure cooker, while the other was constructed in a box.

Two IEDs were discovered in Rechangre village, Meghalaya, on Tuesday. During a counter-insurgency operation in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills, one IED was built in a pressure cooker and another in a tin plaint box. A case was opened after both IEDs were detonated in the field.

In another counter-insurgency operation on Tuesday, December 21, police from the West Garo Hills collected one live grenade and six live 7.62mm ammunition from Du’magitok hamlet, about 15 kilometres from Tura. In the meantime, the state has been concentrating on improving tourism and sports facilities.

During a counter-insurgency operation in Meghalaya, two IEDs, a live grenade, and ammunition were discovered.

On Tuesday, Meghalaya’s Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, announced that the state government had received Rs 700 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to promote and expand the state’s tourist sector. Out of the total, the state government has allocated Rs 350 crore to the Khasi and Garo Hills regions. Chief Minister Sangma announced the news at a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for a Tourism Department eco-resort in Sakal A duma village, which is located within the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in the West Garo Hills. The facility, according to Sangma, will be one of the top tourist resorts in the northeastern region, and the project will cost Rs 23 crore and take a year to complete.

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Tourism and sports are growing in Meghalaya.

The Chief Minister stated that this initiative will belong to the people of the region, emphasising the importance of local cooperation in the promotion and growth of sustainable tourism. According to the Chief Minister, the state’s Water Reservoir Project will be completed soon, preserving and maintaining rivers, streams, and other water bodies.

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On Tuesday, Meghalaya’s Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, announced that the state will invest Rs 425 crore in sports facilities. The Chief Minister, who laid the foundation stone for the upgrade of the JN Sports Complex here, said it would help develop the potential of young boys and girls and give the sports sector a boost.

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The state will also get a world-class indoor stadium, which will cost Rs 100 crore and be funded by the New Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established by Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa to finance infrastructure and sustainable development projects. Meanwhile, the state Cabinet has agreed to issue the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Rules 2021, allowing the Excise Department to not only exploit the revenue potential of both online and physical gaming, but also to regulate gaming in the state.

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