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PDF to soon attempt mending ties between its members

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SHILLONG, Oct 11: Misunderstandings between the members of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) will soon be resolved according to the political party’s leader, Pynshngain N Syiem who has informed that the party is waiting for a sub – committee to submit its report before convening the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC).
In this regard, Syiem said that the sub-committee comprises of the four MLAs of the party and has been tasked with finding ways to end the misunderstandings among the party members and recommend ways in which the party can be strengthened.

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Conrad meets Garo Hills residents in new office

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SHILLONG, Oct 11: In a move that is expected to bring governance closer to the people, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma met people the newly opened Chief Minister’s Secretariat at Tura for the very first time on Thursday.
The office has been set up at Commissioner of Divisions Office at Dakopgre, Tura where Conrad will be available to meet the people of Garo Hills every time he is in Tura.
“A lot of people from far flung areas of Garo Hills come to Shillong to submit applications and proposals. It is time consuming and puts a lot of financial burden on them. Through this office, people from Garo Hills can apprise or send their letter of request to me or submit proposals,” Conrad had said while attending the office for the first time.

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NEC ties up with British Council to train teachers in NE India

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SHILLONG, Oct 11: Teachers from the eight North East states of India will soon be given an opportunity to hone their teaching skills through a 2 – phase project under the supervision of trainers from the British Council.
This opportunity has come about after an MOU was inked between the North Eastern Council and the British Council on Thursday. Trainers from the British Council will be imparting training to 100 teachers each from each states in the North East.

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KHNAM seeks eco – friendly Durga Puja

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SHILLONG, Oct 11: Even as it is seeking a set of rules and policy from the part of the State Government towards eco-friendly idol and idol immersion in order to safeguard Meghalaya’s water bodies, the youth wing of the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has lamented that it is yet to see that the state government is taking any steps towards this goal.

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Govt directed to frame pension rules for teachers in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Oct 11: The state government has been directed by the Meghalaya High Court to frame the rules for pension and other benefits which are to be extended to the school and college teachers working in the government aided/adhoc and deficit schools and colleges in the state.
“I further make it clear and direct that the government should make Rules for family pension of the incumbent. They should be given the pension as was given to government school and college teachers as per the Government Pension Rules,” Justice SR Sen said in his judgement passed here on Thursday.

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