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The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma was seen travelling by boat for hours to inspect the flood affected areas in Baghmara & Siju blocks of South Garo Hills and motivate the team to rebuild the villages of Meghalaya.  Conrad K Sangma visited remote villages such as Bolsal A’ding, Wagesik, Malikhona, Siju Dobakol and many others which were affected by the worst flood in the recent history of Meghalaya, it took him 10 km of walk through the slushy and hilly roads of Baghmara & Siju and risky boat ride in the fast-flowing stream to reach the affected villages in South Garo Hills.

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The bustling Silchar town in Assam is reeling under the worst floods in memory.  Nearly 96,972 persons are affected by floods in the Silchar town of Cachar district as per the state disaster management. On June 17, the flooding in Silchar had reached unprecedented levels after residents damaged a part of the Barak river’s embankment in the Bethukandi area.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the flood in Silchar was a man-made disaster even as he conceded not all the marooned could be reached with relief material. If the embankment at Betukandi were not breached, this would not have happened. He added that he had instructed officials to file a case with the police. The breach of embankment will be probed and the culprits will face law. Lapses, if any, on the part of officials will also be investigated, he warned.

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Ever since the fall-out of the dome of the new Assembly Building, the criticism of the Conrad Government has taken a hype. The dome once said to be an iconic structure of Shillong, the symbol of Meghalaya’s progress has become yet another reason to regress the Sangma’s political wheel for the upcoming elections to be held in 2023. The collapse of the dome has not gone down well with citizens, political parties, civil societies and pressure groups who poured scorn on the corrupt practices by greedy politicians and contractors that has endangered lives. The Government is blamed allegedly for encouraging corruption and misuse of funds.

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Amidst the pan India flutter over Varanasi’s Gyanvapi Mosque, a simple line of this complex situation figuring in Madhushala, a poetry book by Haribansh Rai Bachhan, may perhaps find some relevance.

This particular line of Madhushala is: Bair Barhate Masjid Mandir Mel Karati Madhushala.

Madhushala means a bar or alehouse in English.

Well, we are not suggesting people to walk to a Maikhana – also meaning Madhushala – as Hindus and Muslims are already so much intoxicated with the Gyanvapi Mosque that there is no need for any additional doses of ale to turn tipsy.

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