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Meghalaya News: Prime makes way for entrepreneurs, religious places to reopen, ED opens first office in meghalaya


The Promotion and Incubation of Market Driven Enterprise 1st batch of 2020 has celebrated its graduation day on 10 August. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma during the ceremony of CM’s E-Championship and on-boarding for 2nd batch told that the state need a strong proper environment to facilitate and promote entrepreneurship in the state. The concept of PRIME is to enable entrepreneurs to cope up with different situation in their entrepreneurial ventures he added.

Sangma also highlighted that entrepreneurs should not only produce the products but also come up with complete solutions with right costing, which is the key to a successful business ventures. On this occasion the PRIME onboarded the new batch of entrepreneurs and handed over cheques of Rs 1 lakh each for the top 25 entrepreneurs and Rs 50,000 thousand each for the next 25 entrepreneurs. 

The Chief Minister also wrote on his twitter PRIME has received over 1600 applications, which is a big leap from the 1st edition and has successfully incubated 100 entrepreneurs through its program and glad to hear positive testimonials from our PRIME graduates. Meanwhile, during the programme the PRIME has launched its annual booklet and funding portal ID for entrepreneurship.


On Monday a review meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and after the meeting while speaking to the media person Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong told that the state government looking on the inputs received from various stakeholders and districts administration has decided to reopen all religious places from 16 August however the other restriction are likely to continue in the wake of high positivity rate in the state. According to Prestone the number of people to visit the religious places should not exceed one-third of capacity and the Marriage celebration will be allowed from 16 August.

The Deputy CM also insisted that people should strictly follow the SOP while visiting the worship places meanwhile the government will discuss the issue of re-opening of schools, colleges and universities he said. 

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The central probe agency on Monday said that the Enforcement Directorate has established its first office in Meghalaya and will begin its functioning in the Northeastern state from 11 August. The new sub-zonal office will be located in capital Shillong and will function under the zonal office-II located in Guwahati, Assam. The office located at ABRI Building; Mawpat in Shillong will be headed by a deputy director rank officer. The ED in a statement said that the establishment shall significantly improve attachment and confiscation of proceeds of crime under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and support the police and other state and central law enforcement agencies in the state of Meghalaya.

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