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NCP moves Speaker to disqualify rebel legislators

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 30:
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Meghalaya on Thursday moved the Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope seeking the disqualification of the 12 MLAs who have joined the National People’s Party (NPP).
NCP’s North East Observer and former Rajya Sabha MP, Robert Kharshiing, informed that his lawyers has moved the Speaker on Thursday seeking disqualification of the 12 NCP MLAs.

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Male foetus recovered from Forest Colony

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 30:
Police on Wednesday at around 10 am recovered one male foetus from a jungle at Forest Colony, Shillong.
Police have observed the necessary formalities and police are investigating into the matter.


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Hima Raid Mynsaw seeks CM’s intervention

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 30:
The Hima Raid Mynsaw Thursday urged Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma to intervene on the continued atrocities and high-handedness of the Government of Assam against the people residing along the border areas.
“We urge upon the state government to exercise its powers to ease the sufferings and grievances of the people of Hima Raid Mynsaw from the atroticities and high handedness of the government of Assam”, Sordar of Hima Raid Mynsaw Hindro Samakha said in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister here on Thursday.

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Ampareen’s tryst with politics – from passivity to glory

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 30:
Being alone is sad but being completely outnumbered is frightening, especially in politics, which always goes by being a game of numbers. It takes lot of courage, wits and perseverance to just barely survive the game, in which being cornered for so many reason is too easy. 
In Meghalaya, with a House of 60 legislators, there is only one women legislator – Ampareen Lyngdoh. She has not just managed to hold her own ground in the political arena and government, but been performing exemplarily, better than most of her counterparts in the Assembly.  Yet being a woman does have its challenges and she is no exception.
With a never give – up attitude and fighting spirit, she has braved all to be comfortably called one of the most successful women in the history of Meghalaya politics.
In a tete-a-tete with Meghalaya Times, Lyngdoh opens up about her tryst with politics, challenges she had to encounter, vital decisions and her take on representation of women in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly and the Matrilineal society of the state. 

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Jamia Urdu Aligarh centre launched in Shillong

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 30:
With the opening of a centre of Jamia Urdu Aligarh at Islamia Secondary School, Shillong, Urdu lovers have reason to rejoice.
It has been a long cherished dream to have a centre for learning Urdu in Shillong.
Urdu which is considered to be one of the finest and sweetest languages of the world reflects the culture and refinement of its speakers.
In Meghalaya it is spoken by a few natives of UP, Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir who have settled down in Meghalaya since the advent of the British in Shillong.
But it is heartening that this small Urdu speaking Community has persistently been striving to conserve their language.

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