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This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance

Posted in April 2012

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS): How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.
Burman, an assistant accounts officer in the Kolkata branch of the Indian Audits and Accounts department, had shot off a letter to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India last year after the central government decided to raise the dearness allowance by seven percent in July 2011.

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'Sustainable tourism way to go in northeast'

Posted in April 2012

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS): Sustainable, niche and community-based tourism - and not that of the five-star or mass variety - is the way to go for realising the full potential of the northeast, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday.
He was speaking after launching two books titled "Sustainable Tourism Development of Nagaland" and "Tourism Potential of North-East" by D.K. Bhalla, joint secretary in the ministry of food and consumer affairs at the capital's India International Center.

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District Level Officers Workshop cum Meet held

Posted in April 2012

SHILLONG, Apr 27: A district level Officers workshop cum meet was organized by the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts at the State Headquarters from Wednesday to Friday.
It was held in order to plan for the successful implementation of the National and State priorities, to develop a formula for growth, branding and communication. It was also organized in order to educate the officers in the Community Mobilization and Public Awareness Programme of the Right to Education (RTE).

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Govt – NGOs talk inconclusive; 3 – night blockade from Monday

Posted in April 2012


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SHILLONG, Apr 26:
The talks between government and the agitating NGOs have failed. This has led the NGOs to launch their second phase of agitation by calling three – night blockage from Monday to Wednesday.

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Government to remove Special voter facilitation cell

Posted in April 2012

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Shillong, Apr 26:
After the talks with the agitating NGOs remained inconclusive on Thursday afternoon, state government decided to remove the special voter facilitation cell at the DC's office as a first step to pacifying the NGOs by evening.
Soon after the NGOs registered their protest with the ministers, a high level meeting was convened with by Election Minister JA Lyngdoh, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh with Government officials, fearing a more severe agitation.

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