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KSU ready to protect state’s border residents

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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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NPP will definitely try to rope in Lapang: Tynsong

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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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Modi government approves ordinance on triple talaq

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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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Meghalaya’s SSA teachers to resort to mass casual leave

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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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GSU flags illegal attainment of tribal status

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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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