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Mynsain Villagers deprived of PDS for a decade

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 31:
In a letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi district, the Civil Society of Women Organisation (CSWO) headed by its President, Agnes Kharshiing has alleged that the people of Mynsain Village, Ri Bhoi district have been deprived of their PDS for the last 10 years or so.
In the letter, with the subject cited violation of Supreme Court Order, CSWO alleged that this is a direct violation of the Supreme Court order and also a violation of the essential Commodities act on the part of the dealer, the Headman and the authorities concerned.

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Congress in Meghalaya turns down NCP’s pre – poll alliance proposal

Posted in August 2012

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SHILLONG, Aug 30:
The dreams of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to have a pre – poll alliance with the ruling Indian National Congress (INC) in Meghalaya were shattered when Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma turned down the proposal.
According to Dr Sangma, also the Meghalaya Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader, Congress is “strong enough” to go alone in the 2013 assembly elections.
“The Congress is going alone in the next election irrespective of P A Sangma inside or outside NCP,” Dr Sangma exhorted here.
“We have been doing it in the past. So even now that P A Sangma is outside the NCP, the Congress is going alone,” he added.

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Meghalaya plans tough measures against illegal immigrants

Posted in August 2012

Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday said the state would have a "more stringent institutionalised mechanism than the inner line permit (ILP)" to restrict influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
"ILP can be there in certain checkpoints," Sangma told journalists, adding that the state would have a "better mechanism than the ILP".

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Environmentalist from Meghalaya conferred Young Indian Leaders Awards

Posted in August 2012

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Shillong, Aug 30:
The IBN Network, in partnership with IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd., recognised the achievements of nine young Indians at the 3rd edition of Young Indian Leaders Awards held in New Delhi. In a glittering awards ceremony, MoS for Communications & IT, Sachin Pilot, felicitated the winners, including Kamal Medhi from Meghalaya.
The event opened with a power-packed performance by popular music band Euphoria.

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Meghalaya CM condemns attack on journalists

Posted in August 2012

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SHILLONG, Aug 30:
Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Thursday condemned the attack on journalists in Assam and asserted for the need to have a vibrant and responsible media without fear.
“I condemn the incident with no certain terms and will urge upon all concern in identifying all criminals in insisting the authorities to book irrespective of who they are and the position they hold,” Dr Sangma said.

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