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Minorities question timing of Non Co-Operation Movement in Selsella

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Staff Reporter
Tura, July 31: The two – day Non Co-operation Movement (NCM) in the Selsella region concluded on Wednesday, meeting with some amount of resistance from a few people in the plain belt areas. The minorities of the area complained about the timing of the movement coming in the Holy month of Ramzan and said it did not augur well for the people of the minority community.

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Plain Belt defies NCM due to upcoming festival

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Shillong, July 31: The two – day Non-Cooperation movement (NCM) called by the Garo Hills based NGOs and pressure group on Tuesday and Thursday in Selsella C&RD Block and Dadenggre Civil Sub-division against Dr. D. Roy, the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Selsella Block passed off peacefully, though Social Welfare Association(SWA) claimed that it was not successful.

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FCI godown a menace to public

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SHILLONG, July 31: Former Mawlai legislator, PT Sawkmie has urged the Meghalaya government to explore the possibility of shifting Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown from Mawlai to other location to ease the congestion problem which is a result of the FCI trucks being parked along the roadside.
People from Mawlai have from time to time expressed their concern on the congestion problem in front of FCI godown, which is due to parking of many trucks on both sided of the road. According to them, this has greatly affected the public at large using the road especially during school hours.

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KSU demands expunging of objectionable clause from MPSC ad

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SHILLONG, July 31: Irked by the forest department advertisement allowing “displaced persons from East Pakistan (Bangladesh)” to apply for the post of Assistant Conservator of Forest, the KSU has demanded for expunging of the objectionable clause.
The Meghalaya Forest department had recently floated advertisement to the above post through the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) which also allowed the displaced people from East Pakistan to apply for the said posts.
The advertisement verbatim stated, “Applications from citizens of India who are bonafide residents of Meghalaya will be considered. Displaced persons from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) permanently residing in Meghalaya or intending to reside permanently in Meghalaya, possession Indian citizenship certificate, may also apply.”

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Rupee Depreciation and Tourism Appreciation

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Dr. Samit Chowdhury
Guwahati, July 31: In the recent months Indian currency is experiencing a somewhat rapid and sometimes a steady fall as against the mother of all currencies (in common comparison to US Dollar). Thus, the hails of economic hue and cry can be heard in the recent months from the corridor of Indian power centre to the think tanks of Indian economy and the ever dynamic Indian bureaucrats.
Depreciation of Indian currency is indeed a matter of agony but still there is a matter to rejoice upon. Agony in the sense that: Import will be hampered, if not the food grains but ironically the import of crude, where India is totally dependent upon. India, right from its independence is experiencing a negative “Balance of Payment (BOP)”, and the most probable reason is that of higher scale of imports doesn’t commensurate with exports.

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