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National Level Tribal Meet 2018 to conclude

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Shillong, Jan 11: The Meghalaya Bharat Scouts & Guides will conclude the National Level Tribal Meet, 2018 for Scouts/Guides/Rovers/Rangers on Friday at its State Headquarters, Pine Mount Ridge, Shillong at 4:00 PM where the Director, Sports & Youth Affairs, M. W. Nongbri will grace the Valedictory function as Chief Guest. During the programme there will be a distribution of prizes for various competitions held during the Meet and the Grand Camp Fire where Tribal Dance, Folk Songs and Traditional Music will be part of the event.

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NE's first High Mast National Flag installed in Tripura

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Agartala, Jan 10 (IANS): Northeast India's first 100-feet High Mast National Flag (HMNF) was on Wednesday installed in Tripura capital Agartala.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar unveiled the High Mast National Flag in front of Ujjayanta Palace -- the former royal palace of Tripura and now northeast India's biggest museum.
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and New Delhi-based Fast Track Engineering Company jointly installed the HMNF at a cost of Rs 15.89 lakh.

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Nagaland CM briefs Rajnath on demand to defer state polls

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New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS): Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Wednesday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and briefed him on the demand of various state groups to defer the assembly elections in order to facilitate a solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency.
The term of the 60-member Nagaland assembly expires on March 13, 2018, but at least nine pressure groups, including the powerful Naga Mother's Association and Naga Hoho have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defer the elections and impose President's Rule in order to facilitate a peaceful solution to the insurgency.

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Assam’s NRC spillover – Meghalaya to be first victim: HYC

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Wednesday expressed fear that Meghalaya will become the first victim where suspected illegal immigrants who got rejected from the NRC in Assam would try to find their way into the hill state.
“Meghalaya will be the first victim since it has zero laws to prevent influx of immigrants from entering into the state,” HYC general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin told reporters here on Wednesday.

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Government lying to SSA teachers on their salaries: JYF

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SHILLONG, Jan 10: The Jaintia Youth Federation (JYF) has accused the state government of lying to the teachers working in the SSA schools across the state that the Centre has delayed releasing funds for the disbursement of their salaries.
This came to light after receiving of information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)’s Department of School Education & Literacy.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, JYF president Poipynhun Majaw said, “The state government has lied to the teachers by claiming that it is yet to receive the funds from the Centre when the RTI reply from the MHRD is saying otherwise.”

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