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Shylla announces retirement from active politics

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SHILLONG, Oct 22: Announcing his impending retirement from active politics, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla said that he will not contest the KHADC elections which are slated to be held in 2019.
“I have decided to retire from active politics,” Shylla, who was elected as Nongkrem MDC in the 2016 bye-elections informed after a meeting of the executive committee held here on Monday.

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No official communication from UDP on common candidate says NPP

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SHILLONG, Oct 22: While one of the prominent partners of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance is time and again pitching for a common candidate from the United Democratic Party (UDP) for the 2019 parliamentary elections from Shillong seat, the National People’s Party (NPP) has maintained that no official communication has been made by the UDP in this regard and that the issue has not been discussed.
NPP leader and Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that the issue is reflected and seen only in media reports and there is nothing official about it as yet as there has been no official communication made by the UDP in this regard.

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6 hospitalized after eating mushrooms

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Tura, Oct 22: A major tragedy was averted after timely medical intervention was provided to 6 people who had consumed mushrooms from the Megagre market in East Garo Hills. The 6 victims, who all hail from Tura in West Garo Hills are currently said to be out of danger at the Tura Civil Hospital.
According to sources, the 6 victims of food poisoning have been identified as Tejan Momin (Physics lecturer from Tura Government College), Dr Barkarine R Marak (Williamnagar Civil Hospital) their son Luke Brandon R Marak, their maid Gracy R Marak and neighbour Silisa T Sangma and Domba Marak all fell ill after eating the cooked mushrooms.

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CM level meet between Assam-Meghalaya a must: Tynsong

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SHILLONG, Oct 22: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that a Chief Ministerial meeting between Assam and Meghalaya is a must to get to a solution of the vexed Assam –Meghalaya interstate boundary row.
Making the mind of the state government clear on the issue, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the state government has already decided that a Chief Minister level meeting is a must.

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Vandalism rears its ugly head in Tura ISBT

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Tura, Oct 22: After the menace of alcohol bottles, the Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) on the outskirts of Tura in West Garo Hills, now faces another graver case of vandalism after most of the solar panels and lights, including the motors were stolen from the site prompting many to question the civility of those behind the theft.
The matter was brought to light through a social media post by one user who posted photos of the wrecked poles that held the solar lights and the missing motors.

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