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MeECL to introduce online billing and payment, Customer Care Centres 29.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: Giving into the hullabaloo and public pressure, MeECL has finally agreed to implement the online billing and payments system besides setting up Customer Care Centres (CCC) to look into the various grievances faced by the consumers pertaining to abnormal electricity billing or any other discrepancies.
This was assured by Power Minister Clement Marak to a Joint Action Committee (JAC) delegation formed by United Democratic Party (UDP) who met him here on Wednesday.

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Assam Government encroaches into Hima Nongspung 29.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: The Hima Nongspung Thursday accused the Assam government of violating the ruling of the High Court by pumping developmental projects like electricity and water supply in the villages under the Hima as it threatened to approach Court if the state government remains silent on the matter.
“Assam has recently given electricity connection and water supply to nine villages in the Hima which is clear indication that the government of Assam has violated the order passed by the High Court last year,” Hima Nongspung secretary Michael Warjri told reporters at a press conference held here on Wednesday.

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Militants kills 3 including 1 ANVC(B) cadre 29.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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Tura, Aug 28: The spree of murder continued unabated in the Garo Hills region after three bodies were recovered by the West Garo Hills police from a village about 30 kms from the town of Tura on Thursday. The place, Oragitok is a generally accepted stronghold of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), as it falls under the Durama-Nokrek range. One of the murdered men has been identified as a hard core cadre of the A’chik National Volunteer Council – Breakaway (ANVC-B). The other two though remain unidentified.
According to police sources, the Nokma of Oragitok called the police team stating that three bodies were found in Oragitok, a village bordering East and West Garo Hills. The call was made at 8 am in the morning.

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UDP threatens to withdraw support to ARPA over Ardent’s leadership 29.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 28: United Democratic Party (UDP) Thursday threatened of withdrawing support to All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) if Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) fails to replace Ardent M Basaiawmoit as the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
The KHADC Parliamentary Party (PP) of UDP which met again on Thursday decided to put pressure on HSPDP to remove the incumbent CEM and to replace him with a new leader if they still want the ARPA to remain intact.
“The HSPDP is a party which has the majority of members in the council. We have decided to leave it to the wisdom of the party to change the incumbent leader of the house,” member of the PP Donkupar Sumer said here.

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Sonia summons Mukul to Delhi 29.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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Shillong, Aug 28: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has been summoned by AICC President Sonia Gandhi. He will be meeting her on Friday evening.
Dr Sangma’s meeting comes at the backdrop of State Congress dissidents meeting with the AICC High Command seeking his removal as the Chief Minister.
Sources informed that Dr Sangma will meet Sonia at 6 PM and hold a close – door meeting. He will be leaving for New Delhi after addressing the anti-NGT rally to be held on Friday here. 
Meanwhile, the dissidents led by former Chief Minister Dr DD Lapang will return to state on Friday as well, apparently to mobilize the legislators in his support to topple Dr Sangma.


 

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GNLA rejects unconditional peace talks, to continue armed struggle 29.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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Tura, Aug 28: In a major setback to the vision of peace for the Garo Hills region, the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Thursday rejected the ‘unconditional’ offer of the government for peace talks. In a press communiqué by senior cadre Savio Ch Marak, the outfit stated that armed struggle for a Garoland state would continue until it is achieved. The outfit further took potshots at Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma accusing him of not being a peace lover.
“Mukul who came to power on the promise of bringing peace and development is currently not popular amongst his colleagues. Now everyone knows that he is not a peace lover but a killer. His colleagues were right in accusing him of ignoring in inviting for peace talk all militant groups that are operating in Garo Hills”, Savio alleged in the statement.

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South Garo Hills observes two-day bandh 28.8.2014 The Assam Tribune
South Garo Hills observes two-day bandh
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NEHU students demand sacking of teacher 28.8.2014 The Assam Tribune
NEHU students demand sacking of teacher
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Meghalaya Cong leaders demand CM’s ouster 28.8.2014 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Cong leaders demand CM’s ouster
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Help us grow, NE film industry urges Govt 28.8.2014 The Assam Tribune
Help us grow, NE film industry urges Govt
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Meghalaya Guv stresses on need to transform higher education 28.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 27: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul on Wednesday emphasized on the need to transform higher education while addressing at the 7th Convocation of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) which was held at U Soso Tham Auditorium, State Central Library.
 “A progressive higher education sector plays a predominant role in economic growth and development of a nation,” Dr Paul said.
According to him, India, being one of the largest networks of higher education system in the world, comprises about 700 universities and over 35,000 colleges, offering education and training facilities in almost all aspects of human creativity and intellectual endeavor.

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AWKHDSC begins indefinite hunger strike at Nongstoin 28.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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NONGSTOIN, Aug 27: Members of Association of West Khasi Hills District Selection Committee (AWKHDSC) 2010 began their indefinite hunger strike Wednesday by rallying outside the premises of Deputy Commissioner’s office at Nongstoin to press the state government to revalidate and appoint all candidates in the merit list of DSC results of 2010.
The Association had earlier announced that the strike would be conducted within the campus of the DC’s office. However, the district administration garrisoned all the entries to the office with security personnel.

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20 make it to DMD Little Champ 28.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 27: Twenty talented children have made it to top-20 round in their battle to win the title of first ever - ‘Dance Meghalaya Dance (DMD) Little Champ’ during a competition held in the city recently.
Organized by the Rising Star Hunt Society (RSHS) in collaboration with the All Jaintia Dancer’s Association (AJDA), the 20 children were selected out of 30 contestants who have participated in the competition held at the Don Bosco Hall at Laitumkhrah on August 23.

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1 kidnapper lynched in Chibinang after trader kidnapped at gun point 28.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Aug 27: One suspected militant was on Wednesday lynched by a mob in the village of Chibinang at about 7 pm as he was a part of a group which came to the village to kidnap a local businessman.
The militant, who came along with a group of about seven or eight people, fired in the air in the Chibinang Bazar before abducting one businessman. While they were retreating with the businessman, locals caught 4 of the group and began to beat them up. The unidentified militant was lynched after being caught. The village is about 90 kms from the town of Tura.

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Thousands protest against sexual harassment at NEHU 28.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 27: Students including research scholars of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) on Wednesday staged a protest demanding the sacking of a professor accused of sexually assaulting a female research scholar within a period three days.
Normal functioning of the University was hindered as thousands of students from different departments marched to the Administrative Block of the University demanding justice for the victim and shouted ‘dismiss AK Das’ service’.
Das, who was appointed as a guide to the research scholar in the Mathematics department, allegedly sexually assaulted the research scholar.

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Dissidents get Sonia’s nod for leadership change in Meghalaya 28.8.2014 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 27: The dust of political storm in Meghalaya seeking change of guard finally seems to be settling with the Congress dissidents finally managing to meet All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi.
Former Meghalaya Chief Ministers, Dr DD Lapang and Salseng C Marak, accompanied by Minister HDR Lyngdoh, met Sonia at about 10.30 am on Wednesday at her 10 – Janpath residence in New Delhi calling for a change in leadership in Meghalaya.
The meeting which lasted for more than half an hour was exhaustive and quite comprehensive in exchanging views on the current political situation in Meghalaya which included discussions on the law and order, the decline and decay of the Congress party at all levels in the State and other related matters.

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HNLC 'invites' govt staff 28.8.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Aug. 26: The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) today sent an open invitation to government employees to join the outfit as "part-time workers" while throwing the ball back at the Mukul Sangma government to "give peace a chance".
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Protest over sexual assault 28.8.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Aug. 27: Hundreds of students and teachers of the North Eastern Hill University (Nehu) at Mawlai here today staged a protest against mathematics professor A.K. Das who is accused of sexually harassing a research scholar.
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IAS cadre sought for post 28.8.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Tura, Aug. 27: Several NGOs in South Garo Hills today raised a demand for the appointment of an IAS officer as the deputy commissioner of the district. They have threatened to launch an indefinite strike if the government fails to fulfil their demand.
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Plea for NGT intervention 28.8.2014 The Telegraph : North East
Shillong, Aug. 27: The degradation of the environment allegedly by cement companies will soon reach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) if the Meghalaya government fails to take action against such errant companies.
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