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Settlement privileges will also benefit KHADC and JHADC: ANVC(B)

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Shillong, Jan 07: ANVC(B) Monday assured that KHADC and JHADC will also benefit from the settlement privileges to GHADC.
“The constitutional amendment of the Sixth schedule will automatically be applicable to all the sixth scheduled areas benefitting the three councils. We have made compromises on much of our demands so that there is general acceptance of the draft and the co-existences of our people is unaffected. The main focus have been safeguarding our tradition system and empowering the role of the common man in governance and development,” ANVC(B) Chairman Rimpu N. Marak said in a press communiqué here.

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BJP wants Congress to change list on ‘performance basis’

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: A day after the Congress party announced names of its candidates to be fielded in all the 60 constituencies for the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly elections, wherein five of the sitting legislators have been dropped, state Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said all the 60 names should be changed.
Though trying to remain mum over the issue saying it was Congress Party’s decision, BJP General Secretary, Dipayan Chakraborty said, “I cannot comment much. However if the names were removed on performance basis then I think all the 60 names should have been changed”.

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HNYF to put life into Instrument of Accession

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: The Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) Central body, has congratulated the ANVC in Garo Hills for their milestone in protecting the interest of the Garo people.
HNYF asserted that for many tribal dominated States in India there is no way out to protect themselves than to demands for Constitutional reforms to protect their interests and identity in the sea of diversity and majoritarian politics of domination and assimilation and gradual elimination of the minorities.

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DHS orders police to probe Mahendraganj doctor assault case

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: The State Director of Health Service (DHS) has asked the Superintendent of Police (SP) of South West Garo hills district to conduct an inquiry into the recent assault and loot case against the doctor and staffs of Mahendraganj Community Health Centre (CHC).
The inquiry was demanded following the alleged involvement of Muslim group residing in Mahendraganj.

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HSPDP urges CEC to revert to manual voting system

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: The Hills State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP) has urged the Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC) to revert from the modern voting system to manual as most of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are non-functioning in many parts.
In a memorandum submitted to the Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC), the HSPDP President and MLA, HS Lyngdoh apprised the CEC that many of the EVMs are non-functioning.

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