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Meghalaya’s SSA teachers to resort to mass casual leave

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: Going a step forward for further intensifying their ongoing struggle, the Central Executive Committee of the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) Central Body has announced to observe its 1st phase democratic movement through a 2 - day mass casual leave where teachers will be absent from their duties from schools on September 24 and 25.
This is being done as a mark in  protest against the State Government and Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Govt of India for non-released of their pending dues.

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GSU flags illegal attainment of tribal status

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TURA, Sep 19: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU) – Mindikgre regional unit has raised the matter of some non Garo people, residing in the district, fraudulently changing their identities to that of a Garo, a complaint that they had raised more than 4 years ago and which has failed to illicit any response from the administration.
The NGO had raised the matter of the acquiring of tribal status by non tribals in the year 2014 when they submitted memo to then DC of SGH after which a hearing was called. However despite the findings no action was taken against the people in question and they continued enjoying tribal status despite them not having Garo blood.

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Man sexually assaults 9 year old niece

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TURA, Sep 19: North Garo Hills (NGH) police have arrested a 21 year old man for allegedly sexually assaulting his 9 year old niece even while his wife was in the next room.
The shocking incident occurred at about 8 pm on September 17 in the village of Daram Takiki in NGH and an FIR filed at the Resubelpara police station on the next day.

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Former MLA alleges overcharging by MTC, seeks inquiry

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TURA, Sep 19: Former South Tura MLA, John Leslee K Sangma has sought an inquiry after allegations of overcharging by Meghalaya Transport Corporation operators from customers travelling between the town of Tura and the state capital, Shillong.
“I received numerous complaints of MTC charging Rs 9 extra per ticket from the counter itself. After receiving many such complaints, I sent some of my men to ask the ticket price and was told it was Rs 371 but they were charging Rs 380 a fact that was proved after I bought a ticket at Rs 380 instead of Rs 371,” said Leslee.

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Tynsong predicts Congress’ ouster in Mizoram

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: The Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Prestone has predicted the ouster of the Congress party in the upcoming Mizoram Assembly polls which will be held in December this year.
Having visited Mizoram recently, Tynsong had met Congress leaders there and in this backdrop, he said, “I was there (Mizoram) for a very short time but I can see that Congress will be out of power in the coming elections.”

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