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IIM Shillong completes summer placements with highest stipend of INR 3 lakh

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: IIM Shillong has completed summer placements for its batch of 2017-19 consisting of 180 participants. The average stipend was INR 87,000 with the highest stipend of INR 3 lakh for two months.
The placement season saw participation from 75 recruiters. Sales and Marketing emerged as the most sought-after domain, accounting for 35% of the total offers made to the participants.

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BJP promises to address coal mining ban within 180 days

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised that the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya which has been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) will be addressed within 180 days if it is voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
This was one of the main highlights of the 17-page vision document released by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Thursday.

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Neglected Rongjeng needs immediate fillip: Bartush Marak

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TURA, Feb 15: Bartush Marak, one of 11 candidates in the fray to represent Rongjeng in East Garo Hills, is one of the youngest contestants in the election race and has called for Rongjeng to get its due after what he terms as decades of neglect.
“It does not matter what other parties have to say, the truth is there for all to see. Rongjeng, despite being one of the most important towns in Garo Hills has seen only neglect since the formation of the state. Our people, who are hard working, would have led development if given opportunities like others have,” said Bartush on Thursday.

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UDP confident of good performance in Garo Hills

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TURA, Feb 15: The United Democratic Party (UDP) appeared confident of winning most of the seats in which it is contesting in Garo Hills, has stated that the candidates are performing far better than was expected from the party.
“We are confident that UDP, in most of the places where the party has set up its candidates in Garo Hills will have positive results. Most of the candidates are doing well beyond our expectations,” the party said in a statement issued by its joint secretary, Anand Marak on Thursday.

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Suvida App turns Asuvidha for Meghalaya’s political parties

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Riding on the digital platform for ease of business this Assembly elections in Meghalaya may not just be an all appropriate step for the Election Commission with representative of various political parties on Thursday expressing discontent on the usage of the EC app ‘Suvidha’- stating that it is more of a headache then a balm.
“I have apprised the Chief Election Commissioner about the cumbersome system that they have put in place for application of permission for electioneering purposes wherein one has to log into the website “Suvida’ which is ironic as there is no suvidha,” said UDP general secretary Allantry F Dkhar soon after meeting the Election Commission team headed by the chief election commissioner Om Prakash Rawat who are in the city to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 Assembly polls.

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