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Akhil Gogoi arrested under NSA Act

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GUWAHATI, Nov 18: The Governor of Assam had accepted the recommendations by the state advisory board of National Security Act (NSA) to arrest Assam’s farmer leader Akhil Gogoi under NSA act and now Gogoi needs to wait for at least a year before being released from jail.
The farmer leader and RTI activist was re-arrested by the Assam police on September 25 last and was earlier arrested on charges of threatening to wage war against the country by allegedly urging the indigenous people of Assam to take up arms to protect their rights.

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BBS college hosts talk on substance abuse

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: The NSS unit of BBS College, Upper Mawprem, Shillong,  organised   A talk on’ Substance Abuse’ and ‘Cyber Crime’  on  Saturday at the College premises.
The Superintendent of Police (SP), Special Branch, Meghalaya Police, M. Khrakrang and Programme Coordinator, Kripa Foundation Keshav Lamsal spoke on the issue and interacted with the students of the college.


 

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Free eye check up camp

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: Lions Club of Shillong will organize a free Eye Check up Camp on November 28, 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Lions Vocational cum Service Centre at Bishnupur, Shillong.
Lion Dr J.V Basaiawmoit, Senior Ophthalmologist will conduct the screening along with her full team. The camp will be inaugurated by the MLA representing South Shillong constituency, Sanbor Shullai and the medicines will be supplied free of cost.


 

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Government employees to get 268% pay hike

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: In what can be construed as a Christmas gift for the employees of the Meghalaya Government, the ruling Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA-II) has announced a 268% pay hike which will be implemented from December this year.
“The government employees will be receiving the new pay structure starting from next month with effect from January 1, 2017,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said after a long drawn Cabinet meeting which was held here on Friday.

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State police directed to fill up almost 3000 vacant posts

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: Youth aspiring to be part of the state police force may soon be given an opportunity to do so after the State Security Commission headed by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma directed the police department to resolve the issues related to recruitment to pave way for filling up the nearly 3,000 vacancies in the department.
The recruitment process to the different categories of posts in the department has been challenged and is pending before the Court.

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