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Meghalaya’s MLAs to get substantial salary hike

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SHILLONG, March 24: The State Assembly has passed the Meghalaya Legislators Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2017 which seeks to hike the salaries of, speaker, ministers, parliamentary secretaries, leader of opposition and MLAs.
The Act shall come into force from January 1, this year.

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Mawsor demands apology from WKH DC

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SHILLONG, March 24: Opposition Hill State People Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator Witting Mawsor has demanded that the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Khasi Hills (WKH) district apologizes for giving wrong information.

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New marriage Bill to include parties not covered by personal law

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SHILLONG, March 24: The State Assembly has passed the Meghalaya Compulsory Registration of Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to ensure the provision is also applicable to parties of the marriage not covered by their personal laws.
“These amendments are necessary so as to give more clarity to the application of the principal Act to such parties to marriage not covered by the personal laws,” Minister in-charge Stamp and Registration Martin M Danggo said on Friday.

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Govt set to regulate operation of hospitality sector

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SHILLONG, March 24: The state government is all set to come up with a mechanism to regulate hotels and guest houses across the state in order to check and prevent illegal activities including sex trade.
Replying in the Assembly here on Friday, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh said that the proposal of the police department to enact a “regulatory mechanism” for granting licenses to hotels, motels, guest houses, resorts is under active consideration of the government.

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Garo Hills NCM passes away without incident

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TURA, March 24: The call for a Non Cooperation Movement (NCM) by a group of NGOs from Garo Hills evoked a mixed response with the biggest town of the region, Tura, remaining mostly open throughout the protest call.
On Thursday, the first day of the NCM call saw six protestors, including the co-chairman of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC), Balkarin Ch Marak being apprehended due to their intervention in enforcing the protest call.
The protest call by the NGOs for which a few NGOs had withdrawn their support saw most of the other towns and districts of the region remain completely shut while heeding the call of the NGOs and some residents.
While there was apprehension on Tursday on the opening of shops, Friday seemed a lot a lot easier decision with shops opening even in places in Tura where they were closed on Thursday.
Places like Ringrey and Chandmary too saw a few shops open on Friday.
Police sources stated that there were no untoward incidents in the entire region with most areas following what was happening on Thursday. Places like Williamnagar, Baghmara, Resubelpara and Mendipathar remained closed during the dawn to dusk protest call. Ampati in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) however remained open for business during the two day protest call.


 

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