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NCP to continue pursuing pre – poll alliance with Congress

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 31:
Even though Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has categorically ruled out possibility of pre – poll alliance with NCP in Meghalaya, Former Rajya Sabha MP and NCP’s North East Observer, Robert Kharshiing, Friday said he will still talk to the Congress leader and try to convince him.
Talking to Meghalaya Times, Kharshiing said he met the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President, Dr DD Lapang on Thursday night and held preliminary talks on the proposal. Also present in the meeting was the Convener of NCP’s Adhoc Committee Sanbor Shullai. 
Though no commitment was given by Dr Lapang on the proposal, Kharshiing said the meeting was a positive exercise in which they discussed and reviewed the political situation in the Country and Meghalaya, and that he will call on the CM, also the Congress Legislative party (CLP) leader, next.

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ANVC(B) declares ‘True Revolution’

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 31:
After the use of democratic means failed to yield any results for ANVC(B), the outfit has now challenged that it will not hold back any longer in getting its demands fulfilled.
Promising the state government ‘True Revolution’, ANVC(B) on Friday said “We are proud soldiers of our land, and if it is bloodshed they (government) want than we have no other option.”
ANVC(B) is demanding the resignation of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Purno K Sangma and his deputy for their alleged corruption that it claimed has drained the coffer of the district council.

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I will never resign from GHADC: Purno K Sangma

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 31:
“Least-bothered” about the threat by ANVC(B), Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC)’s Chief Executive Member (CEM) Purno K Sangma Friday said that he will never resign from the Council just because of the demand by a newly formed group even as he claimed that he in no way involved in any corruption practice.
“I will never resign from the Council”, Purno K Sangma told reporters who met him in front of the Chief Minister’s chamber here on Friday.
Refuting to the allegations leveled against him by the group, Sangma said, “Allegations are not at all true”.

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Deprived of rights, Teachers in Meghalaya go on strike

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 31:
Hundreds of school teachers Friday staged a one-day sit-in-protest in front of the AIR Shillong office as a move to protest against the indifference attitude of the state government towards their demands for upgradation of all ad-hoc secondary schools to “deficit” pattern besides enhancement of salaries.
However, the school teachers under the umbrella of the Federation All Meghalaya Adhoc Secondary Teachers’ Association (FAMASTA) also met the officials of the government before announcing their next phase of agitation.

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Police makes headway into threat SMS to Minster

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 31:
Following the recent threatening SMSs received by the State Urban Affairs Minister, State police Friday said headway into the case has been made as the source from where the message was send has been traced even as they said that investigation is on to nab the sender.
“We have traced the source”, East Khasi hills district Superintendent of Police M Kharkhrang told reporters here.
He however said, “Investigation is already on and we are on the job to trace down the sender” without divulging any details further.

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