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Agatha makes way for Conrad to contest from South Tura

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SHILLONG, July 02: With Conrad Sangma needing to win an MLA election if he wishes to hold on to continue as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, his sister and sitting South Tura MLA, Agatha Sangma resigned as the constituency’s MLA which in turn will pave the way for Conrad to contest the ensuing bye – elections in the constituency.
Agatha, who is also the chairperson of the Meghalaya State Council for Climate Change and Sustainable Development (MSCCSD), submitted her resignation to the Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira here on Monday in the absence of the Speaker Donkupar Roy.

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Rajnath to chair NEC meet in Shillong on July 9

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Shillong, July 02 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair here from July 9 the 67th plenary of the North Eastern Council (NEC), a regional planning body of eight northeastern states, an official said on Monday.
Governors and Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura -- who are also members of newly reconstituted NEC -- will attend.

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CBI books MLA, two others in Tripura journalist's killing

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Agartala, July 02 (IANS): The CBI has booked three tribal leaders, including an MLA, for the murder of television journalist Santanu Bhowmik in 2017, an official said.
The official said that the three were Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) legislator Dhirendra Debbarma and party leaders Balram Debbarma and Amit Debbarma, apart from 300-500 IPFT members.

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Three arrested for offensive remarks on social media

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SHILLONG, July 02: Remarks which have been deemed offensive, inflammatory and derogatory have landed three people in serious trouble with the law after they were arrested for the same on Monday.
The arrested persons have been identified as Manbhalang Nongspung and Fuller Strong Kharsyiemlieh, Special SP, said CID R Muthu who added that new software has been pressed into service to monitor activities on social media.

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Guv for inclusion of Meghalaya’s martyrs in history books

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SHILLONG, July 02: Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has pitched for the inclusion of the names of the martyrs from the state in the history books.
The Governor urged upon the education department to put the names of the Marty’s from the state like let Capt Clifford Nongrum and Major David Manlun who sacrificed their lives safeguarding the nation.