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131 tribals return home to Mizoram after 21 years 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS): A total of 131 of the 32,876 Mizo tribals on Wednesday returned to their homes in Mizoram brightening the prospect of the remaining, who have been sheltering in Tripura camps for the past 21 years.
"Around 130 refugees belonging to 21 families returned to Mizoram from northern Tripura. We have provided logistical support and security to the refugees to reach the Tripura-Mizoram border," Kanchanpur Sub-Divisional Magistrate Abeda Nanda Baidya told IANS over phone from the border.

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Tynsong predicts Congress’ ouster in Mizoram 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: The Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Prestone has predicted the ouster of the Congress party in the upcoming Mizoram Assembly polls which will be held in December this year.
Having visited Mizoram recently, Tynsong had met Congress leaders there and in this backdrop, he said, “I was there (Mizoram) for a very short time but I can see that Congress will be out of power in the coming elections.”

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GSU flags illegal attainment of tribal status 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Sep 19: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU) – Mindikgre regional unit has raised the matter of some non Garo people, residing in the district, fraudulently changing their identities to that of a Garo, a complaint that they had raised more than 4 years ago and which has failed to illicit any response from the administration.
The NGO had raised the matter of the acquiring of tribal status by non tribals in the year 2014 when they submitted memo to then DC of SGH after which a hearing was called. However despite the findings no action was taken against the people in question and they continued enjoying tribal status despite them not having Garo blood.

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Meghalaya’s SSA teachers to resort to mass casual leave 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: Going a step forward for further intensifying their ongoing struggle, the Central Executive Committee of the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) Central Body has announced to observe its 1st phase democratic movement through a 2 - day mass casual leave where teachers will be absent from their duties from schools on September 24 and 25.
This is being done as a mark in  protest against the State Government and Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Govt of India for non-released of their pending dues.

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Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS): Ahead of Assembly elections in five states, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence, with the government stating that there was a "compelling necessity" and "overpowering urgency" to do so.
The ordinance, which will be sent to the President for approval, comes against the backdrop of the government's inability to get a bill on the issue passed in the last monsoon session of Parliament.

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NPP will definitely try to rope in Lapang: Tynsong 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: The National People’s Party (NPP) will definitely try to convince stalwart, DD Lapang to join the party, as per what the state’s Deputy Chief Minister and NPP leader, Prestone Tynsong has said on Wednesday.
Responding to a query on whether the NPP is planning to bring the leader into the party, Tynsong said, “Yes why not? Are you trying to say we are fools by not approaching him? We have to but ultimately the final decision is his whether he will come to us or go to other political parties. The choice is his.”

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KSU ready to protect state’s border residents 19.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: Demanding respect for the status quo on the issue of the border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has told the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government that it is ready to deploy its activists to protect the interests of the state’s border residents.
Asking the state government to deploy security forces in the border, the KSU chief Lambokstar Marngar said, “If you don’t have the manpower tell us, we are ready to go to Block I and II and give protection to our people because how many more killings should we be made to witness. The state government will be responsible if a law and order problem arises.”

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Paryatan Parv celebration reaches the nook and corner of the country 19.9.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The celebration of Paryatan Parv (16th-27th September 2018) organized by Ministry of Tourism has reached its 4th day, with a series of activities and events in Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi and across the country.
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All India Poetry Fest at NEHU 19.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
All India Poetry Fest at NEHU
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Lapang blames Rahul for exit from party 19.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Lapang blames Rahul for exit from party
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Mega Pension Adalat 19.9.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Mega Pension Adalat
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Space technology incubation centre opened in Agartala 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS): Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday opened a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala, which was unveiled remotely from the country's tech hub Bengaluru in Karnataka.
"The ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre opened at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Agartala will incubate start-ups to build applications and products, along with the industry, that can be used in future space missions," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on the occasion.

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Timothy slams misuse of rooms in MLA hostel 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: Deputy Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Timothy D Shira said there is a need to frame rules and regulations to avoid rooms allotted for MLAs to be used by other persons in the MLA hostel while alleging that many MLAs illegally allows other people to stay in the rooms allotted to them.
The issue came to light when one of the Cabinet ministers informed that he is yet to get his room in the MLA hostel even months after resuming office.

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KSA to rally for inclusion of Khasi in 8th schedule 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: The Khasi Authors Society (KAS) will organize a public rally in the state capital on September 22, to pressurize the Centre government to implement the demand for inclusion of Khasi language in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution of India.
Informing this here on Tuesday, KAS general secretary Ronald Peel Kharshiing said that the public rally will commence with a procession from Madan Iewrynghep (Fire brigade ground) towards Malki ground, where the public address on the issue will be held.

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WDPG accuses government officials of collusion with illegal coal traders 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: Claiming that there is illegal coal mining going on in Meghalaya in spite of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on the same, the Wildlife and Environment Protection Group (WDPG) has demanded stern action from the state government against errant officials and coal miners.
The WDPG formed by a group of individuals who called themselves as ‘Lovers of Nature’ also demanded that audit should also be conducted on all cement factories in East Jaintia Hills District to find out the source of coal being supplied to them.

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Surprise checks conducted on Tura petrol pumps 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, Sep 18: The Legal Metrology Department of the state conducted surprise checks in the town of Tura on Monday as part of its drive to assure consumers of the quality and quantity of fuel being served to them.
The surprise check covered almost all the petrol pumps of the town of Tura and comes after consumer complaints of less fuel being served by the oldest fuel station in the town – the Hawakhana AOC petrol pump.
The surprise checking and inspections were led by the new Controller of Legal Metrology, Proley M Sangma who was accompanied by Asst Controller, Western Zone ST Sangma and inspector R Chyne.

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Women should be given a chance to build new India: MJ Akbar 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: The women of the country should be given an opportunity to become the builders of a new India, according to Union Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed (MJ) Akbar.
Addressing a meeting after taking part at a cleaning drive organized as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) at Mawklot village in Upper Shillong here on Tuesday, Akbar said 130 million Indians have benefited from the Mudra scheme and 78-80 per cent of these loans have gone to women.
“That is why we are confident that they (women) will become extremely productive part of the economy. When we invest in women, we invest on the future. We have to give women the opportunity to become the new builders of new India,” he said.

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Modi a 'chowkidar' who lets in thieves: Rahul 18.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

Kurnool, Sep 18 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a 'chowkidar' who opens the door and lets thieves in.
Addressing a public meeting in this Andhra Pradesh town, he said that if Modi was a real 'chowkidar' he would have sacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for allowing fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to leave the country.
Gandhi said Modi did not sack Jaitley because he himself was corrupt.

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In This Meghalaya's Singing Village, Everyone Has A Musical Name 18.9.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It's people calling out to each other in music - an extraordinary tradition...
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Neighbourhood Development Mission by USTM 18.9.2018 The Assam Tribune
Neighbourhood Development Mission by USTM
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