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Aizawl FC coach worried over absence of two key players 28.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Aizawl FC coach worried over absence of two key players
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Meghalaya Govt gets ultimatum to set up Horti varsity 28.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Govt gets ultimatum to set up Horti varsity
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Rahul wary of BJP’s march, to tour NE soon 28.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Rahul wary of BJP’s march, to tour NE soon
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Tasek Lake – A testament of the extreme shades of nature 28.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, April 27: In a prime example of how adversity can be turned into a boon, Tasek Lake in East Garo Hills (EGH) district has become a popular recreational spot after it was initially formed by a massive earthquake which rocked the region in the year 1897.
Efforts to boost the tourism potential of the lake which is located in Songsak block were first taken up by various government departments including Songsak block, Meghalaya tourism, fishery, integrated basin development and livelihood promotion programme in 2014 – 16 wherein an eco – lodge besides other infrastructure was set up at the site.

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Rajnath assures expedited Amendment of 6th Schedule 28.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 27: The issue pertaining to the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India is likely to be taken up during the next session of Parliament as was informed by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Thursday.
Singh had informed this on Thursday during his meeting with the National People’s Party (NPP) president and Tura MP Conrad K Sangma.

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Ronnie questions Meghalaya’s willingness to fall under Assam dominion 28.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 27: Reacting to the recent comments made by Assam BJP Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghalaya urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh has pointed out that the people of Meghalaya would not like being under the dominion of Assam again.
Lyngdoh was reacting to Sarma’s recent comment wherein the latter had said the BJP will form the next government in Meghalaya. “A lot of people (in the late 60s upto early 70s) have fought to be free from Assamese domination to have our own statehood. Now why would we want to be under the Assamese domination again,” Lyngdoh said in this regard.

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UDP pitches for paper ballot for fair and just 2018 Assembly polls 28.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 27: The United Democratic Party, (UDP) has maintained that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are not reliable and the usage of paper ballot box over the EVMs in the upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls in the state will only ensure a free and fair elections unlike the results of 2013 polls in which the Congress had allegedly tampered with the EVM’s to secure a win.
Veteran politician and United Democratic Party, (UDP) leader Bindo M Lanong said that the party will raise the issue of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) with the concerned authority to prevent any tampering in the upcoming elections even as he highly suspect a breach of trust and privacy during the last 2013 elections.

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Pynshngain using KHADC to further political vendetta: Shylla 28.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 27: The MDC representing Nongkrem constituency in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has slammed the incumbent CEM Pynshngain N Syiem while opining that the latter is using the office of the Secretary , Executive Council, KHADC to fulfill his own political vendetta.
In a release issued on Thursday, Shylla expressed his shock while stating, “I never expected a person holding such a high post could sink to such a low.” Explaining the reason for this, Shylla had informed that he has been continually pursuing the matter related to his constituency’s share of the special assistance from the Centre wherein he has been in constant touch with the present Secretary.

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HC calls for chronology of events in 2009 education case 28.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 27: The Meghalaya High Court has asked for a chronology of events into the 2009 case pertaining to the employment of Assistant LP school teachers in the state such that a better understanding of the events is arrived at.
A hearing by the Division Bench headed by the chief justice Dinesh Maheshwari and justice Sudip Ranjan Sen was conducted here on Thursday, after the Supreme Court remitted the matter back to the Meghalaya High Court for fresh decision in accordance with law.

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Won’t just let Aizawl walk away with title: Lajong coach 27.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Won’t just let Aizawl walk away with title: Lajong coach
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Install statue of PA Sangma: NPP 27.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Install statue of PA Sangma: NPP
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NGO flays gangrape 27.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
NGO flays gangrape
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Dr. Vijay Saraswat to be chief guest for NEHU XXIVth Convocation 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 26: Renowned Indian scientist and accomplished researcher with more than four decades of experience spanning over several fields and areas in both basic and applied sciences of defence research, Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, will be the chief guest at the XXIV Convocation of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) to be held on April 28, 2017. Around 1494 candidates will be receiving their degrees in person while 7495 in absentia.
At present Saraswat is a member of NITI Aayog, Planning Commission of India and is shouldering many honorary positions in Government and Academic Institutions.

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Meghalaya brews hot: Tea tourism on the table 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 26: Be it the aroma, richness in quality or the organic status – Meghalaya tea has it all and the state government is all out to explore the tea growing potential of the state to its maximum with an added bonus of promoting tea tourism.
It was a visit in 1974 by Tea Board of India and scientists from Tea Research Association that marked the beginnings of organized tea cultivation in the state. Tea nurseries were established from 1977 onwards, and suitable varieties well adapted to the state’s soils, temperatures and rainfall were brought in from neighbouring Assam, and also from Darjeeling. The seedlings were subsequently transplanted to experimental gardens at Umsning (in Ri Bhoi District), Tebronggre (in the West Garo Hills) and also to Riangdo (in West Khasi Hills) in 1978.

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Conrad wants roads named after Purno, statues erected 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, April 26: In an effort to further the legacy of his father and provide him due honours, National People’s Party (NPP) Chief and Tura Lok Sabha member Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday implored the Meghalaya government to name roads in Tura and Shillong after the late parliamentarian - Purno Agitok Sangma in recognition of his late father who besides many other achievements, is the first person of the state to receive the prestigeous Padma Vibhushan Award, the second highest civilian award in the country.

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Mukul will be the last Congress CM in Meghalaya: BJYM 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 26: Exuding confidence about that chances of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the ensuing 2018 state elections in Meghalaya, the youth wing of the saffron party, the Bharatiya Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has predicted that the incumbent Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma will be the last member of the Congress party to occupy this post.

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HLSC recommends fresh recruitment of Asst LP teachers 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 26: The best option for the Meghalaya government is the scrapping of the entire process of selection of candidates for teaching jobs according to the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) which had probed the alleged 2009 education job scam for appointment of Assistant LP teachers in Meghalaya.
“The only way out for the government would be to perhaps cancel the whole selection process and initiate fresh recruitment drive to all the vacancies,” the HLSC stated in its report.

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Girl escapes rape attempt by step father 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Apr 26: In another extreme case of sexual depravity, a step father was allegedly beaten up by residents of his own locality after being accused of attempting to rape his own 13 year old step daughter. The incident occurred on Monday at Dobasipara which lies in the outskirts of Tura and has created a huge furore amongst locals of the area.

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Ardent’s call for unity of regional parties strikes a chord 27.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 26: The bugle sounded by the HSPDP president for the regional parties in Meghalaya to come to an understanding to support the ouster of national parties in the upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls has stirred a note of regionalism amongst other prominent regional parties in the state like UDP and KHNAM.
Regional parties of Meghalaya like the United Democratic Party (UDP) and KHNAM are all in affirmative with the idea mooted by HSPDP president Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit to come to a understanding and not field candidates in constituencies where the chance of another regional party to win is high, thereby paving way for the regional parties to triumph in the elections and form the next government.

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Witch hunting victims’ daughter kidnapped, rescued by police 26.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
Witch hunting victims’ daughter kidnapped, rescued by police
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