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67th Independence Day celebrated in Meghalaya along with the nation

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SHILLONG, Aug16: Together with the rest of the country, 67th Independence Day was celebrated in all the District Headquarters, Sub-Divisions and Administrative Units of Meghalaya with great fanfare and grandeur.
In Shillong, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma unfurled the national flag at Polo grounds and took the salute of the marching contingents. He also gave away gallantry and Meritorious service medals.

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Rape attempt accused in police custody

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Nongstoin, Aug 16: The Police of Nongstoin on Monday arrested one Sanju Diengdoh (35) of Sohra on charges of attempted rape and murder of a student of Nongstoin College.

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DSC candidates to launch hunger strike

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NONGSTOIN, Aug 16: The Association of West Khasi Hills DSC has decided to launch indefinite hunger strike which is scheduled to begin on August 19 at the compound of DC Office from 10am owing to indifference of government towards the unemployment issue existing in the region.

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Meghalaya to have State Human Rights Commission

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The State of Meghalaya is all set to have its own State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) after the Cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting here, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma informed, “We have decided to constitute the Human Rights Commission after the proposal was examined and approved by the Cabinet.”

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Another scam: RTI reveals nepotism in EGH DSC examination

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Williamnagar, Aug 13: Applicants for the position of an LDA in East Garo Hills (EGH) have alleged massive biasness and corruption in the allocation of interview seats for the post.
The alleged corruption and manipulation was discovered after a RTI filed by the rejected applicants. Of the 39 interview seats for the 13 posts, 25 have gone to the kin of the Deputy Commissioner’s office staff and another 7 to the SSA staff in the DSC’s office. Interestingly, another two of the remaining seven seats were given to applicants who were absent from the examination in the first place!

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