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Police seeks public support in preventing kidnapping and human trafficking 30.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: Taking note of some cases of alleged trafficking of children and women recently, Police are seeking public support to curb this menace and have accordingly advised the people on how this can be done.
Stating on Monday that there is a need to coordinate efforts of all the stakeholders like NGOs, society, government, police organisation, educational institutions, traditional institutions and such towards this end, Police have issued guidelines as advisory in the light of experience gained.

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MPCC moving towards one man one post: Deborah 30.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: In the wake of her removal from certain positions in the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), its former working president, Deborah Marak maintained on Monday that this is being done so as to ensure that there is a situation of ‘one man, one post’ in the MPCC.
“All whoever are holding the post of ministers have to relinquish their positions from the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC),” Marak informed here on Monday.  

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Mukul looks at adopting new approach for bamboo plantation 30.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Aug 29: With the objective to take forward the Green Economy concept of the State Government in a more aggressive manner, a state-wide Mass Bamboo Plantation was launched by Agriculture & Horticulture departments with the involvement of all the Village Employment Councils (VECs) in all the C&RD blocks and the district administrations across the State on Monday.

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KHADC officials pulled up for neglecting fine 30.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: Neglect of a fine imposed by the Meghalaya High Court earlier has resulted in action being taken against officials of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.
Earlier in its order passed on August 19, the High Court fined the state government and KHADC for having to adjourn a hearing related to a PIL filed against the alleged delay in holding fresh elections to the six seats to the KHADC.

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Sawkmie bats for jumbo Ministries in India 30.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: Stating that the downsizing of ministries is the main reason for a lot of instability in Meghalaya, the Deputy Chief Executive Member (DyCEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), PT Sawkmie said that this shows that it is high time for all the Chief Ministers of the country to demand the enhancement of their Ministries.
In a statement issued here on Monday, Sawkmie said, “Time has come all the Chief Minister in the country even in the North Eastern State to come to an understanding to demand from Modi Government to enhance or increased the size of Ministry all over the country, that is only the best solution to bring back the stability in our state and also in the country as a whole.”

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CSWO files new PIL against dual post holders 30.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: Making it clear that it is vehemently opposed to the holding of dual posts in Meghalaya, the Civil Society Women’s Organization on filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) asking for the setting aside of the Governor’s recent ruling on the matter.
The CSWO also sought striking down of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of Legislative Assembly of Meghalaya) (Amendment) Act, 2015 and the declaration of ‘ultra vires’ the entry 9 of the Act, 1972, as existed prior to its amendment.

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Assam needs infrastructure facelift: Sindhu 29.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
Assam needs infrastructure facelift: Sindhu
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Picketing of PWD, MeECL offices on Aug 31 29.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
Picketing of PWD, MeECL offices on Aug 31
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NE records 16 pc deficit rainfall since June 29.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
NE records 16 pc deficit rainfall since June
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NE recorded 16% deficit rainfall: IMD 29.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
NE recorded 16% deficit rainfall: IMD
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Don't aid GNLA, public told 29.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The Meghalaya government today warned the people from providing any monetary support to the cash-strapped Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), which is reportedly attempting to bolster itself.
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Events to celebrate Mother sainthood 29.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Christians in the Northeast are planning to celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa in Rome on September 4 with a hope to usher in an era of lasting peace in the troubled region.
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Bollywood comes calling to Northeast 29.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
 The Northeast is the new favourite of Bollywood.
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NPP looks for new pastures 29.8.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The late Purno Agitok Sangma's National People's Party (NPP) will soon float its Assam unit and also contest next year's Manipur elections, giving the party a pan-Northeast footprint.
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NIFT Shillong renders Colour of India to Ministry of Textiles and Jute 29.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: The state capital of Meghalaya – Shillong was amongst the 70 locations across the nation handpicked by the Ministry of textiles and Jute celebrating ‘Colours of Independence (Azadi Ke Rang)’ on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day from August 9-15, 2016 to infuse the passion of freedom and patriotism among Indians, especially the youth. Shillong campaigns were coordinated by the Management and students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

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Rio Olympic heat felt in city cyber cafes 29.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: Meghalaya has a distant hand in the success story of shuttler, PV Sindhu; wrestler, Sakshi Malik and regional artistic gymnast sensation, Dipa Karmakar who returned winners (except Dipa) from the Rio Olympics with their mettle and won millions of hearts not only in the country, this region but also abroad. According to a national agency report, regional states like Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim showed most search interest in the Olympics over the internet, which is even seconded by the cyber cafe owners in the city.

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Minor student beaten to death for not paying fees 29.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

Imphal, Aug 28 (IANS): A class six student was allegedly beaten to death by school officials as his parents could not pay the fees in time, police said.
The police have registered a case against the school officials for beating Suresh Tongbram to death. They will be arrested if the post-mortem report establishes unnatural death, a police source said.

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Cabinet reshuffle fulfills prediction by astrologer 29.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: What an eventful week it has been for the people of the state. The double earthquake witnessed last week was equally reciprocated in the political arena where a cabinet reshuffle of the state took place, after many years, which saw the exit of two ministers and induction of the same number. Meghalaya Times has reported earlier last week about an imminent cabinet reshuffle on the cards as predicted by a renowned astrologer, numerologist, Pt. Bagish Sastry. So far, whatever has come out of the mouth of this astrologer has proven true and it is there for the people to see for themselves.

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JACATAM strike unwarranted: Parents 29.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: One would have reckoned that the strike called by JACATAM (Joint Action Committee of All Teachers’ Associations of Meghalaya) over provincilization of services will only intensify after the state government has communicated its inability to meet their demands but in the end this teacher’s body has decided in the greater interest of the students. But there are observations from many as to whether this stir was actually warranted at the first place when there are several other vicious issues plaguing primary and secondary education in the state.

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Government cautions public against funding militant outfits 29.8.2016 Meghalaya Times

SHILLONG, Aug 28: The State Government through the Home (Police) Department has informed that it was brought to the notice of the government that certain individuals and business entities have been recently instructed to contribute financially to the coffers of GNLA, a terrorist organization under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.
Some senior cadres of GNLA have been specifically tasked by leaders to contact contributors to its finances in the past to cough up money by way of annual tax for the year 2016-17. GNLA is facing serious financial crunch and would like to raise finances by any means to support its cadres, buy weapons and induct new recruits.

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