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NHRC ask Meghalaya government to stop child labor immediately

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 30:
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed Meghalaya Government to immediately ‘stop’ child labor in all areas, which include mines, business establishments and other institutions.
Speaking to reporters after the day – long meeting of the Commission with various NGOs and several government departments here on Wednesday, NHRC Chairman Justice K G Balakrishnan said, “We empathetically have told the government to stop child labors in mining areas and all areas concerned in which children are purportedly employed as direct laborers or as bonded labors.”

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Cheap politics is happening in Meghalaya: Conrad

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 30:
Cheap politics is happening in Meghalaya, alleged Leader of Opposition (LO) Conrad K Sangma here on Wednesday while addressing a press conference.
According to Conrad, the Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP) Scheme 2011-2012 which is sponsored by the state government, 40 percent of the scheme dues have not been signed by the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma.

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Differently-abled persons protest against Government’s negligence in Meghalaya

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 30:
Different –abled persons from different parts of the state on Wednesday came together under the banner of the Khasi Disabilities Association (KDA) and staged a protest march to the State Secretariat against the negligence of the state government to address their grievances.
The differently-abled persons who marched the streets limping and crawling to meet the state Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma were barred from entering the main Secretariat premises by police and were asked to shift to the State Central Library premises and hold their protest.

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Justice Lamare no more

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, May 30:
Justice (Retd) Beryl Lamare, former  judge of the Guahati High Court passed away on Wednesday morning at his residence in Upper Shillong at 10 am after a brief period of illness.
He was 68 years.
He was a judge of the Shillong Bench of the Guahati High Court from November 2000 till December 2005. He was also a judge in the Kohima Bench of the Guahati High Court. Justice Lamare was also Chairman of the Consumer Redressal Forum of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.


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NCP condemns attempt to abduct Nun

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 30:
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the recent incident involving an attempt to kidnap Sister Rose from Mendipathar, East Garo Hills by some miscreants.

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