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Ethical campaign for Tura Lok Sabha by-poll underway 6.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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Tura,  May 05: The district administration of West Garo Hills on Thursday launched an ethical campaign to inform and enlighten the voters for the upcoming May 16 by-poll.
The campaign was held at Don Bosco College, ICFAI University Meghalaya and at Chandmari sumo stand. The awareness session was conducted by journalist Saidul Khan, who asked the students to create consciousness amongst the electorate in their neighbourhoods.

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CSWO shocked by complacency in rape case involving minors 6.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 05: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) has on Thursday expressed its shock in the way that matters are being handled in a rape case in which the victims are minors.
In a press release issued on Thursday, CSWO President, Agnes Kharshiing pointed out that the former District Transport Officer (DTO) of West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district, C Khonglam, who was charged for allegedly raping his minor step daughters, is yet to be arrested despite the interim bail granted having lapsed.

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No honour among thieves comes to the fore in EKH 6.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 05: The maxim ‘ No honour among thieves’ has been proved in the case of a theft case which later led to threats of murder prompting the dorbar shnong of Shilliang – Donki in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district to seek police intervention and protection of a youth who was arrested for the same last year.
Borlang Marwein (19) was arrested along with Simon Kyrsian, Johnystar Kharngi and Arbor Kyrsian for stealing Rs 2.63 lakh from Lumjingshai Secondary School in the village on November last year.

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UCIL still hopeful of access to Meghalaya’s uranium 6.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 05: The Khasi Students’ Union has claimed on Thursday that the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) has not given up its hopes of mining uranium in Meghalaya.
To support this claim, the KSU- South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) unit on Thursday said that this is reason why UCIL has not handed over a facility that was given to it in 2005 to the State Government even though the same has fallen to disrepair.

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NGT removes local commissioners amidst controversy 6.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, May 05: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has removed all local commissioners with immediate effect on Thursday after an order passed by the NGT Court in the wake of a discovery that one of the petitioners had taken up the role of a local commissioner.
It may be noted here that local commissioners are appointed by the State as well as the Court to ensure the NGT orders are adhered to and that any violations reported.

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Lajong oust East Bengal to enter Fed Cup semis 5.5.2016 The Assam Tribune
Lajong oust East Bengal to enter Fed Cup semis
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Court seeks govt reply on post PIL 5.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Meghalaya High Court today asked the state government to reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the appointment of 18 parliamentary secretaries.
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James raps Cong propaganda 5.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
National People's Party (NPP) legislator James K. Sangma today lambasted the Congress for trying to malign the image of his party and its founder late Purno Agitok Sangma.
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GNLA 'command' surrenders in hills 5.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The curtains came down today on the "northern command" of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) with the surrender of its cadres.
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NFSA implementation impeding disbursement of rice quota 5.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 04: The Deputy Commissioner (DC), East Khasi Hills (EKH) district has revealed on Wednesday that the implementation of the National Food Security Act in Meghalaya has impeded the disbursement of rice quota to the Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiaries here.

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Manipur activists say no to big dams 5.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

Imphal, May 04 (IANS): The death of two anti-dam activists in police firing at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh two days ago has put the spotlight on similar agitations in other northeastern states, especially Manipur.
A 'public consultation meeting' held in Imphal late Tuesday resolved that big dams will be opposed in the state.

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Congress attempting to malign Purno’s image: NPP 5.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 04: National People’s Party (NPP) legislator, James Sangma has slammed the Congress party while alleging that it is attempting to malign the image of his father, late Purno A Sangma.
“He (late Purno) raised his voice and went to the extent of standing on the table to raise his voice in the Parliament against the anti – conversion bill. He even travelled across the county registering his protest against the bill”, James said while addressing an election rally at Dadenggre constituency on Wednesday.

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State BJP slams Dikkanchi’s statements, terms them as hate speech 5.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 04: Taking exception to the recent comments of the Congress candidate for the by elections to the Tura Parliamentary seat, Dilkkanchi D Shira, the State wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has termed the same as a ‘hate speech’.

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State Disaster Management Authority devoid of manpower 5.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 04: A Right to Information (RTI) filed by the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement – Youth Wing (KHNAM - YW) has revealed that the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) is devoid of manpower.

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Piliport, entire GNLA northern command surrender at Shillong 5.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, May 04: The surrender of as many as 15 cadres of the proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) led by the Northern Area Commander, Pilliport D Shira alias Rakban (31) at Shillong on Wednesday has came as a big blow to the outfit.
Besides the 13 GNLA cadre who surrendered with Pilliport, two members of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) laid down their arms before the State Home Minister Roshan Warjri during the ceremony.

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Centre rules out truce pact with NSCN (K) 4.5.2016 Manipur: E-Pao
Centre rules out truce pact with NSCN (K)
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Deborah tours Garo hills for Dikkanchi 4.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Meghalaya social welfare minister Deborah Marak today accompanied Congress candidate Dikkanchi D. Shira to remote places like Mangsang, Rongjeng and Songsak in East Garo Hills.
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HC dismisses KHADC agent's petition 4.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The Meghalaya High Court today dismissed a petition filed by an individual over the alleged interference by the state government on the checkpoints set up by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
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Think out of the box, Centre told 4.5.2016 The Telegraph : North East
A parliamentary panel of the commerce ministry has asked the Centre to come up with strategic interventions for promotion of industry in the region rather than confining its activities to subsidies and concessions to industrial units.
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Onaatah – of the earth bags national Award 4.5.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 03: The Rajat Kamal Silver Lotus Award was conferred on the film ‘Onaatah – of the earth’ on Tuesday during the 63rdNational Film Awards.
The award was presented by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and was received by Pomu Das and his son Pradip Kurbah who is also the director of the film.

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