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KJDSTA demand Govt to release pending arrears by August 15

Posted in June 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, June 30:
Irked at the indifference attitude of the state government towards the welfare of the teachers in the state, the Khasi-Jaintia Deficit School Teachers’ Association (KJDSTA) Saturday set August 15 as the deadline to the government to release their pending 30 per cent arrears.
“We have decided to set a deadline till August 15 to the government to clear our pending arrears”, KJDSTA president ED Nongsiang told reporters after the general meeting of the association held here on Saturday.

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UDP supports Purno’s Candidature

Posted in June 2012

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Shillong, June 30:
President, United Democratic Party (UDP) Williamnagar Regional Unit, Williamnagar East Garo Hills, JB Marak has said that UDP strongly supports Purno Sangma’s Presidential candidature and has requested all the representatives of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly (MLA) to extend their support for Sangma, a tribal candidate fighting for the Presidential post.
The UDP urged all MLAs in the state to forget what party they are belonging to for the time being and unite to support Sangma in his race. Not only the State Legislator but UDP urged whole North East India and all Tribal Legislator within India both Assembly and Parliament to participate and support for a tribal candidate PA Sangma.


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BJP condemns Punjab’s Cong MLA for remark on NE

Posted in June 2012

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Shillong, June 30:
The Meghalaya unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly condemned the remark of Congress MLA in Punjab who has kicked up a controversy with his remark that stray dogs in Punjab be sent to the North-East.

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Assam MLA assaulted for converting to Islam

Posted in June 2012

Guwahati, June 30: The people of Barak Valley in Assam relieved off themselves from the long accumulated anger by beating up their woman MLA who got eloped two months ago with another man leaving behind her husband and a two year old daughter.
On learning that Congress legislator Rumi Nath and her second husband Jackie Zakir were in a hotel in southern Assam's Karimganj town on Friday night, around 700 people barged into the hotel and thrashed them. The MLA is already pregnant now with her second husband. She had eloped with Jackie Zakir without divorcing her first husband.

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‘Remove weaknesses of institutions that speak for the northeast’

Posted in June 2012

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS): The charters of institutions that speak for the northeast should be re-looked at to remove their weaknesses while the people there should transform themselves to get to know each other better, a noted author said at a seminar here on restoring peace in the region.

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