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Draft agreement for settlement with ANVC at advanced state: CM

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in November 2012

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma Wednesday informed that as part of government’s ‘comprehensive strategy’ to tackle militancy in state, preparation of the draft agreement for settlement with the A’chik National Liberation Council (ANVC) and its splinter groups is at an advanced stage.

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Meghalaya Govt drops export duty on locally bottled beer

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in November 2012

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: In a relief to brewers having beer bottling plants in Meghalaya, state government on Wednesday announced to drop the export duty of locally bottled beer from Rs 100 to Rs 2 only per case while raising the tax duty on imported beer from Rs 50 to Rs 86 per case.

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Funds for upcoming election being sourced through certain associations: ANVC(B)

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in November 2012

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Shillong, Nov 28: The Breakaway faction of ANVC Wednesday alleged that in Garo Hills, funds for upcoming election are being sourced through certain associations, even as it threatened to expose their names.
“These associations have political backing and funds are streamlined through a mechanism that is totally fool-proof,” asserted the outfit’s Chairman Rimpu N. Marak.

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Meghalaya government hikes adhoc teachers' salaries

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in November 2012

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Giving a fresh breath of air to Adhoc School teachers in state, government on Wednesday decided to enhance the salaries of both adhoc lower primary teachers in 1225 schools and adhoc upper primary teachers in 844 schools in the state.
“The salary of the adhoc lower primary school teachers has been increased to Rs 12,000 per month while Rs 25,000 for the upper primary schools,” State Education Minister Dr RC Laloo told reporters after the cabinet meeting held here on Wednesday.

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FKJGP asks UTM to expel ‘outsider’ staff, hire locals

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in November 2012

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Irked with the University of Technology and Management (UTM) for not providing job opportunities or enrolment to locals, the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Central Body, Wednesday demanded the university to immediately remove all the staff of the University hailing from outside Meghalaya and to immediately replace them with local people in every level (Senior, Junior, Management, Grade IV Staff) within a stipulate time.

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