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State ADCs to discuss participation of non indigenous people in Council elections

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SHILLONG, Jan 16: The KHADC will soon convene a joint meeting of all the three tribal councils to discuss on the proposed amendment of the Assam and Meghalaya Autonomous District (Constitution of District Council) Rules, 1951.
The proposed meeting to be held on February 3, will hold discussion on the need to amend Rule 128 of the AD Rules which allows participation of non-indigenous community in the election process to the three ADCs in the state.
Rule 128 of the AD Rules clearly states - “All citizen of India not below the age of 18 years can contest, be electors in the District Council election”.

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Jugali aspirants lay siege to MeECl office

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SHILLONG, Jan 16: The Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) office here was besieged by jugali aspirants who demanded that the Corporation issues appointment letters to them as was promised earlier.
Shouting slogans such as “We want justice” – the aggrieved candidates decided to sit on the road thereby blocking vehicles from entering the premises of the MeECL.
Backed by the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) State Youth Wing, the protest was staged after the MeECL chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) PS Thangkhiew refused to meet the delegation.

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BSF faces illegal tree felling slur

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Tura, Jan 16: A resident of South Garo Hills, Jeffrin Sangma has filed a complaint against a Border Security Force (BSF) Border Outpost (BOP) in Netri on allegations of illegal tree felling from a forest area in South Garo Hills.
While details of the case are yet to completely emerge, the Superintendent of Police, South Garo Hills, Anand Mishra confirmed on Monday that a complaint had been filed at the Baghmara police station though he was not fully aware of the contents till the filing of this report.

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Removal of Syiem of Hima Maharam sought

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SHILLONG, Jan 16: While alleging that the Syiem of Hima Maharam, Niandro Syiemiong had misused the funds and land of the Hima, the Syiemlieh Clan (Sawkpoh Maharam), of South West Khasi Hills District, Mawkyrwat falling under Hima Maharam Syiemship has demanded his immediate removal.
“We urge the District Council to take this matter seriously and to remove or suspend the Syiem and appoint an acting Syiem in his place for all the misdeeds he has done,’” Joint Secretary of the Syiemlieh (Sawkpoh Maharam) clan, Phanles Syiemlieh said here on Monday.

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BJP will show communal colour to capture votes: Zenith

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SHILLONG, Jan 16: A day After BJP leader Ram Madhav held closed door meetings with RSS leaders and Meghalaya BJP leaders, the Congress in Meghalaya has reacted in saying that the saffron party will lead a communal campaign in its bid to capture power in the state post the 2018 elections here.
Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister in Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s cabinet Zenith Sangma reacted to the visit of the former member of the National Executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and said “BJP has other agendas otherwise why have they have got special attention for Meghalaya all of a sudden?”

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