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EJNC demands supply of Rs 500 notes

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SHILLONG, Jan 20: Highlighting the plight of the common man in the wake of demonetization, the East Jaintia National Council (EJNC) has demanded that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ensures adequate supply of the new Rs. 500 notes in Jaintia Hills.
“The short suply of new  Rs. 500 notes  has caused immense hardship to the people,” the EJNC said in a statement issued here on Friday.


 

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CSWO, TUR hijack Congress protest against demonetization

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: The Civil Society Women’s Organization and the Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) hijacked the protest against the BJP led Central Government’s move for demonetization that the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had staged on Wednesday afternoon.
Much to the surprise of the organizers of the protest, three activists of the two NGO had turned up at the gates of the Reserve Bank of India offices here where the Congress members were gheraoing the premises and had started shouting slogans against the grand old party, the saffron brigade and also the regional parties of the state.

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MDC questions veracity of claims made by GHPA

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TURA, Jan 18: Congress MDC from Boldamgre, Stevie Marak, in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) has once again set the cat amongst the pigeons by questioning the veracity of the claims made by the Garo Hills Progressive Alliance (GHPA) led alliance on the utilization of the Rs 100.71 crore Special Plan Assistance (SPA) provided by the centre.
The latest salvo comes after the recent vigilance and monitoring committee meeting held at the Tura Circuit House. The meeting was chaired by the Tura MP and National People’s Party head Conrad K Sangma and was attended by most members of the house.Conrad had at the time stated that 60% of the funds had already been allocated with almost all projects at the halfway stage of completion.

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Inferno claims building in Dhankhti

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: An aged building located beside the main Dhankheti road was reduced to ashes on Wednesday morning as a fire which broke out there claimed all the residences and shops in it.
The incident took place at around 4.30 am, when the inferno totally destroyed the building which was owned by one H Bareh.

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Deviating from norm, CM to take Republic Day parade salute in State

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SHILLONG, Jan 18: Deviating from the norm, the Republic Day parade salute in Meghalaya this year which is usually taken by the Governor will instead be taken by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma as was informed on Wednesday.
The arrangement was made following a request made by the Governor who pointed out that he is also holding additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh, which is now a BJP ruled state.
“I had a meeting with the Governor and he had made a special request as he is also in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh, he requested us to relieve him from Shillong so that he can take the salute at Itanagar,” Dr. Sangma informed on Wednesday.

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