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MSSASA Questions NIOS credentials 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 25: Meghalaya SSA Schools Association (MSSASA), on Sunday alleged the National Institute of Open Schooling  (NIOS), of committing yet another mistake with the of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) Result and stated that the mistakes committed by NIOS one after the other reflects its failure to run the training programme (D.El.Ed) in the state.

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Sabarimala temple flag post damaged, five arrested 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

Sabarimala (Kerala), June 25 (IANS): Five people were arrested on charges of damaging a new gold-coated flag post consecrated only on Sunday afternoon at the famed Sabarimala temple here in Kerala.
CCTV cameras identified the culprits, who were caught by the temple guards. After preliminary interrogation, five people from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh were taken into custody.
The new flag post was donated by a business group from Andhra Pradesh. It reportedly cost Rs 3.5 crore.

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Power finally restored in Rari after 2 months 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, June 25: Almost two months after their transformer went kaput; electricity was restored in Rari village, North Garo Hills (NGH) District two days ago. While the restoration has come as a welcome relief, the fate of other villages in almost all districts of the region is another story altogether.
The village had been without electricity despite paying about 30 percent of the outstanding on their total bill (made mandatory by MeECL for defaulting villages) for over two months and numerous complaints. The United Democratic Party (UDP) members finally paid a visit to the village after complaints. After witnessing first-hand the problems being faced by the villagers, UDP members hit out at the MeECL as well as the local MLA, Brigady Marak over inaction of returning electricity to the village.

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Frequent abrupt power outage irks city residents 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 25: The areas of Fire Brigade, Jiengkieng, Lower Motinagar, parts of Nongrim Hills and their adjacent areas in the city are facing an unusual power outage for the last couple of days. People from these areas complained that there was no power from early morning till 4pm on Friday whereas on Saturday similar “blackouts” ruled the roost.
The offices, establishments and residents in these areas were largely affected by this illegitimate power cut as furious public said that if this is the condition of the city what may be going on elsewhere in the state. There are opinions that the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd (MeECL) should be privatized completely and this frequent breakdowns are indicating that it is not in safe hands.

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New link road in city hit by vendors, public in praise of Govt initiative 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 25: The starting of the new link road connecting Police Bazar and Polo via Earle Sanatorium in Oakland area of the city may have reduced the distance unthinkably but there are other issues coming forward of late.
Given the larger width of this two way road, something that is rarely seen in other parts of the town, the flowing of vehicles from both sides particularly at the narrow snarl near the Government of Meghalaya Printing Press is causing serious bottlenecks.

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Two militants killed, three soldiers injured in Kashmir 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

Srinagar, June 25 (IANS): Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured on Sunday in fighting that erupted the previous day with an attack on a CRPF patrol that left a trooper dead, authorities said.
After hours of fighting to liquidate the two militants holed up in the Delhi Public School (DPS) complex here, the security forces said both were dead and all firing had halted.
The security personnel which went from room to room in the school found two bodies in one room, an officer said.
"The bodies of the two militants have been spotted inside one room from where firing had started. There has been no firing from the militants during the last one hour," the officer added.

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GNC,UDP to work together 25.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
GNC,UDP to work together
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Purohit inaugurates national seminar on nutrition 25.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
Purohit inaugurates national seminar on nutrition
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Railways implementing 20 projects in NE 25.6.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Railways implementing 20 projects in NE
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AFSPA in NE should have a time limit : Pillay 25.6.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
AFSPA in NE should have a time limit : Pillay
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A good education enables youth to realize own capabilities: Mukul 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 24: Stressing the importance of a good education, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that this enables the youth to realize their own capabilities and potentials.
“Education provides the whole wherewithal for the youth to realize their own capabilities and potentials based on which one can prepare his future plans,” Dr. Sangma said while speaking at the concluding day of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Shillong Commerce College here on Saturday.

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Teachers accuse NEHU VC of passing the buck 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 24: Refusing to accept the argument made by NEHU VC, Professor SK Srivasatava that an ‘inadvertent mistake’ has been made with regards to the documents pertaining to the Hills Areas Special Allowance (HASA) which has since been stopped by the Centre, the North Eastern Hills University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) said that admission of this mistake should lead to the stepping down of the VC.

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Centre not planning to re-enter ceasefire with NSCN-K 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

SHILLONG, June 24 (IANS): The Indian government has no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), an official said on Friday.
“We have no plans (to re-sign the ceasefire agreement). Let’s give sometime for things to settle down... it is too early to comment on it,” Ceasefire Monitoring Group Chairman D.K.Pathak informed at the Assam Rifles headquarters here.

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GNC - UDP agree to work together for 2018 polls 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, June 24: With an eye on the upcoming MLA elections in the state, the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Garo National Council (GNC) held a meeting on Friday in the residence of one of the local GNC leaders with both parties looking to work together to win maximum seats in 2018.
The meeting saw the presence of the former CM, Dr Donkupar Roy as well as party veteran Bindo Lanong along with other top leaders from Garo Hills.

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Congress going all out to topple PDF says BJP’s Antonio 25.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 24: Claiming that the Congress party in the state is threatened by the emergence of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF), a newly floated party led by CEM, PN Syiem, the MDC representing Laitumkhrah – Malki constituency in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Neil Antonio War said that this has resulted in a situation where the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the PDF is toppled.

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ICSI meet begins in Shillong today 24.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
ICSI meet begins in Shillong today
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Shillong among new list of smart city contenders 24.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 23: After it was excluded from the last list of cities to be developed into smart cities, Shillong once again has a chance to qualify for an upgrade under the Smart City Mission and has to compete with 19 other cities before it qualifies for this upgrade.

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FIRs filed against MDC for hate comments 24.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, June 23: Two Garo Hills residents, Bappun A Sangma and Panseng B Marak have filed separate FIRs against the Balachanda MDC, Sofiur Rehman for alleged hate comments directed towards the Garo community. The FIR comes in the backdrop of a Facebook post allegedly made by the MDC berating the community and trying to divide the region on communal lines.
The two FIRs were lodged by Bappun at Tura in WGH and Panseng at the state capital of Shillong.

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NEHU confirms discontinuation of HASA 24.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 23: NEHU authorities have confirmed that the Hill Area Special Allowances (HASA) has been discontinued with effect from June 14, following the direction of the President of India, who is also the Visitor of the University.

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Opposition demands action against KHADC chairman 24.6.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Opposition in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), while citing violation of AD Rules in the just concluded budget session of the Council, has sought action against the Chiarman, LG Nongsiej through a formal complaint to the District Council Affairs Minister, Prestone Tynsong.

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