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NUCF worried about corruption; urges for special prayers

Posted in October 2012

Our Bureau
Shillong, Oct 30:
While the nation is still rejoicing in the victory of good over evil with the burning of Ravana effigies at Dussehra and preparing for the reign of justice at Diwali, the National United Christian Forum (constituted of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India; the National Council of Churches in India and the Evangelical Fellowship of India) has expressed serious concerns about the unraveling of scams after scams in which so many important leaders of various political parties are allegedly involved.

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GSU – EZW asks district administration to be cautious during enrolment

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 30:
The Garo Students’ Union - East Zone, Williamnagar (GSU – EZW) Tuesday asked the East Garo hills district administration to keep a check on doubtful persons who are trying to get enrollment in the electoral roll by taking “extra-cautionary” steps while conducting hearings for registration of voters.
Submitting a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of the district on Tuesday, GSU-EZW president Rockey Fieller M. Sangma said, “We demand the concerned authority to keep a check while conducting hearings for registration of voters to prevent persons with doubtful credential from getting to enroll themselves in the electoral roll of the state.”

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Land tenure system obstructing environmental laws implementation in Meghalaya: Minister

Posted in October 2012

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SHILLONG, Oct 30:
State Forest Minister Prestone Tynsong Tuesday said it is too difficult to implement the various laws and acts for protection and conservation of wildlife in Meghalaya and the reason thereof is the present land tenure system adopted by the state.
“This (land tenure) is the greatest bottle neck and challenges when it comes to implementation of the various laws and acts passed by Parliament and State Legislative Assembly,” he rued.
Tynsong was addressing at the valedictory function of Wildlife Week Celebrations organized by the Wildlife Wing of the Forests and Environment Department at All Saints’ Cathedral Hall in the city.

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National Disaster Risk Reduction Day observed in Nongstoin

Posted in October 2012

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Shillong, Oct 30:
The District Disaster Management Authority, West Khasi Hills observed the “National Disaster Risk Reduction Day (NDRRD)” with the theme ‘Disaster Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness’ on the October 29 at the TRYSEM Hall, Nongstoin.
The programme was participated by Students and teachers from different Schools of West Khasi Hills District, Force Personnel of 4th MLP Battalion, Fire & Emergency Services, of West Khasi Hills District, Nongstoin. 

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PM’s new team gets going, Mulayam says polls soon

Posted in October 2012

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS): A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave a fresh look to his government, most of the new ministers took charge and spelt out their agenda. But not everyone was impressed, with the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav predicting an early Lok Sabha election.
There was also intense speculation that S. Jaipal Reddy had been eased out of the petroleum ministry due to corporate pressure. But the Congress veteran made it clear that Manmohan Singh had taken him into confidence before moving him to the science and technology ministry.
Amid mounting allegations of corruption and poor governance, the Congress is determined to put its house in order in the run up to the 2014 general election. The Sunday reshuffle is widely seen as a move in that direction.

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