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Governor calls for courage, fearlessness, and adventurism in children 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: The Governor of Meghalaya, V Shanmuganathan has called upon the children of the state to adopt the spirit of courage, fearlessness, and adventurism while also encouraging them to aim towards achieving greatness and invincibility in their respective lives.
Addressing school children during an interaction organized by the Inner Wheel Club of Shillong at Raj Bhawan in the city, the Governor encouraged them to aim towards achieving greatness and invincibility in their respective lives.

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MLCU students perform songs of yesteryears 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: As the world gets ready to celebrate the joyous Christmas holidays and bid goodbye to 2016, the students and faculty of the Department of Fine Arts, Martin Luther Christian University took to the stage on Wednesday evening and performed songs from yesteryears, ranging from the Beatles to Bob Marley, the Carpenters, Khasi songs by melodious Skendrowel Syiemlieh and many more.
The performance, titled, ‘The Good Old Days - Music from the 1980s Down Memory Lane’, was held at the Dorbar Hall, Mission Compound, Shillong and was attended by the Vice Chancellor of the University, RG Lyngdoh, the Registrar of the University, DD Ingty, renowned musicians of the city, Keith Wallang, Summersalt’s, Kit Shangpliang besides music lovers in the city.

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Williamnagar girl conferred prestigious presidential award 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Dec 07: In one of the more profound moments for Garo Hills, a student of Class X of Seven Set Higher Secondary School in Shillong, Kimkime R Sangma has done the entire state proud by receiving the award for best guide from the state under the aegis of the Bharat Scouts and Guides.
The award as well as the value increases manifold given the fact that the award was given by none other than the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.

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Demonetization rooting out money power from politics 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Unlike the saying that there is always a lull before the storm, in Meghalaya the tepid prevailing situation before the Autonomous District Council (ADC’s) bye polls beckons not of any storm, but that of a money and corruption free politics brought in by demonetization observed leaders of regional as well as the national parties in the state.
The state is under a cold wrap of unenthusiastic happenings and displays unlike the loud yester years where the run up to the ADC’s and Assembly elections and bye-polls is visibly loud.

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Sonowal for a NE free of corruption, terrorism and foreign intruders 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: While pointing out that the North East region will never be able to develop if terrorism, corruption and foreign intruders are rampant here, the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has called upon one and all to combat these three evils.
Addressing the graduating police officers during the 42nd passing out parade at North East Police Academy (NEPA) at Umsaw in the outskirts of the city on Wednesday, Sonowal also pointed out the important role that police personnel play in this regards.

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Govt assures adequate supply of new currency before Christmas 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: With Christmas drawing near and apprehensions looming over the supply of the new currency notes in Meghalaya after the demonetization of the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes, the state government has assured that it is doing whatever is necessary to allay the fears and apprehensions of the people here.
The state government has also assured to ensure that there is enough money available before Christmas celebrations after a review meeting held here in the city on Tuesday.

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Women hawkers make a stand, choose death over eviction 8.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: While pointing out that their survival and that of their families depends on the trade that they are engaged in, women hawkers who run business at the busy Motphran area of Shillong on Wednesday dared a magistrate to order police personnel to open fire on them if they are not allowed to conduct business and earn their livelihoods.
The hawkers had made their stance during an eviction drive that was carried out in the area which was led by a magistrate accompanied by Shillong Municipal Board officials and police personnel.

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Their 52-year-long march 7.12.2016 Kangla Online
Their 52-year-long march
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Events 7.12.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Events
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‘Awe’ fest from Dec 13 7.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
‘Awe’ fest from Dec 13
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Sangma urges teachers to shape careers 7.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Sangma urges teachers to shape careers
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UDP to support Syiem in bypoll 7.12.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) today said the party would fight the bypolls to the district councils to "strengthen" them and "support" the present chief executive member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, P.N. Syiem.
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Bakery introduces scrapped 500, 1,000 notes for desserts 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

KOLKATA, Dec 06 (IANS): The bitter pill of demonetization for dessert lovers has turned into sweet delight in the eastern metropolis.
Scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, that have made national and international headlines in the last one month, are now etched in sugar and chocolate forever, courtesy a Kolkata-based bakery’s creative twist to the demonetization move.
The bakery has come out with dark chocolate replicas of the scrapped notes. Priced at Rs 100 each, these thin chocolate slices will perhaps, offer some solace, after you have borne the brunt of queuing up in front of ATMs and laid hands on cash.

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MLAs can still contest ADC elections: Donkupar 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: The president of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Dr. Donkupar Roy has opined that sitting MLAs are free to contest in Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections even as he termed the anti – dual post Act of the state government as ‘ineffective’.
Referring to the Election Commission of India (ECI) pronouncement that MDC post is not an office of profit, Roy said, “MLAs of the state can still contest in the district council elections.”

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Shillong lads cycle home from Pondicherry 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG; Dec 06: Two young cyclists from Meghalaya pedaled all the way from Pondicherry to Shillong covering 3600 km for the cause of the differently abled persons and of course, to protect the environment.
The two young cyclists, Jonas Lyngshiang and Balanus Mawroh set out on their journey with a purpose to raise funds and awareness for the differently abled persons.

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ADCs in dire straits: Antonio War 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Former Congress leader and sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MDC, Neil Antonio War, on Tuesday said that the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of the state are in dire straits as far as funds are concerned even as he held the state government responsible for this while pointing out to the delay in constituting a state funding committee to derive the funds from.

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Meghalaya Building Bye Laws- A victim of misperception says RV Lyngdoh 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Meghalaya Urban Development Minister, Ronny V Lyngdoh said that no laws are made not to help the public and the state building bye laws is only a victim of misperception and careless attitude of a few which otherwise is public friendly.
“No laws are made not to help people and the building bye laws are only to ensure the safety regulation of buildings,” said the Urban Affairs minister adding, “There is a misperception about it”.

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Congress worst affected by demonetization: Donkupar 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Reacting to recent statements made by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma regarding demonetization, the president of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Dr. Donkupar Roy said that this is an indication that the move has affected Congress members the most.
Dr. Sangma had earlier opined that the decision of the Centre to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes would lead to even bigger corruption.

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Jayalalithaa buried as Marina turns into sea of mourners 7.12.2016 Meghalaya Times

CHENNAI, Dec 06 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was laid to rest at the Marina Beach here on Tuesday evening as President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the nation to pay their last respects to the iconic actor-turned-politician.
As the sun began to set, Jayalalithaa’s confidante Sasikala performed the final rituals overseen by a Brahmin priest before her tricolour-draped body in a sandalwood casket was lowered into a grave near the MGR memorial.

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Govt attempting to divide cadres: ANVC-B 6.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Govt attempting to divide cadres: ANVC-B
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