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Mendipathar Sec School teachers’ salaries withheld on non submission of UC

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TURA, June 18: In a strange scene, the salaries of teachers of the Mendipathar Secondary School in North Garo Hills (NGH) district was withheld allegedly on the non submission of utilization certificates (UC) of a school building that has been lying undone for close to a decade now.
The withdrawal of teachers’ salaries has also not gone down well with the Achik Youth Council (AYC) who paid a visit to the school on Monday afternoon.

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Irregularities in project implementation lands govt officials in trouble

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SHILLONG, June 18: Government officials from the Public Works Department (PWD) and Border Areas Development (BAD) are in a spot of trouble after the Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) pulled them up with regard to irregularities in the implementation of projects and schemes.
The Committee has summoned officials of the two departments to seek explanation on the irregularities pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its report tabled in the Assembly earlier this year, as was informed by PAC chairman, Charles Pyngrope after the PAC sitting here on Monday.

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More arrests in Karbi Anglong lynching case

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GUWAHATI, June 18: Five more people have been arrested in connection with the horrific lynching of two young men at at Panjuri village under Dokmokain Karbi Anglong on the evening of June 8.

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Hima Mylliem conducts pre – survey of Them Iew Mawlong

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SHILLONG, June 18: The acting syiem (chieftain) of Hima Mylliem, Ricky Nelson Syiem led a pre – survey of the Them Mawlong here on Monday.
Syiem was accompanied by 10 myntris (ministers) of the Hima Gurjeet Singh, secretary and other leaders of colony during the pre-survey conducted here on Monday.

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SPIKAP for review of existing forest laws

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SHILLONG, June 18: Opining that the state is facing the threat of a scarcity of valuable herbal plants, the Society for Protection of Indigenous Knowledge and Practices (SPIKAP) has urged the state government to review the existing laws related to forests.
In a statement issued here on Monday, SPIKAP chairman John F Kharshiing said that a number of members mostly local village indigenous traditional healthcare practitioners belonging SPIKAP  in Meghalaya have informed that there is tremendous pressure in sourcing  of valuable herbal plants for their medicinal use and treatment of patients in the rural areas.

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