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Haphazard parking of vehicles irks GISWF

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: While expressing its joy over the fact that increased livelihoods have enabled people to buy vehicles, the Global Indian Social Welfare Forum (GISWF) has expressed its dismay that this has also led to the random and haphazard parking of these vehicles which has greatly inconvenienced the people of Shillong at large.

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Govt ensures company of repute to supply medicines: Hek

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SHILLONG, Aug 15: Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek on Tuesday said that the state government is always looking for company of repute when it comes to supply of medicines to the state.
This comes in the wake of allegations that were raised by the Federation of Parenteral Manufacturers of India on the recent tender issued by the Directorate of Health Services (MI) for supply of intravenous fluids.

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Agitating SSA teachers get GSU backing

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TURA, Aug 14: The Garo Students’ Union, Resibelpara unit in North Garo Hills (NGH) has come out in support of the agitating SSA school teachers over the issue of non-payment of salaries and arrears.
“Thousand of SSA teachers came out on the street in Williamnagar on August 8 to rally in demand for their 4 months pending salaries and over 8 months of arrears that are due to them. They also demanded equal pay for equal work on the issue of 4th SSA teacher. The issue has been neglected by the government for many years. They have also sought the regularization of services of 12481 SSA teachers,” said general secretary, Walseng Sangma on Tuesday.

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HNLC extends olive branch

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: Stating that it is ready to continue its struggle for another 31 years if the need arises, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has expressed its willingness to come forward for unconditional peace talks as long as these are without any pre – set conditions.
In statement issued here on Monday, HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “We are ever ready to come forward for talks with the government but it should not be based on any conditions.”

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MHA frowns on use of plastic replicas of National Flag

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory against the use of national flags which are made of plastic.
This advisory has been issued ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 next wherein the MHA has pointed out that since plastic flags are not easily biodegradable like paper flags, these do not get decomposed for a long time and ensuring appropriate disposal of National Flags made of plastic commensurate with dignity of the flag, is a practical problem.

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