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Jha seeks Indian President’s intervention to bail out CMJ University

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SHILLONG, June 23: Being cornered by non-bailable arrest warrant issued against him, the controversial Chancellor of Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University has knocked on the door of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, in hope to redress his grievances.
In a letter to Mukherjee on Sunday, the Chancellor of CMJ University, CM Jha alleged that the Governor’s action has imperiled the very existence of the Varsity and has also placed in jeopardy the career of thousands of students who are pursuing their degrees from the University for the past 3 years.

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Govt Employees as NREGA job card holders

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TURA, June 23: The National Rural Employment Generation Act (NREGA), which guarantees 100 days of work per year for all job card holders has been a blessing in disguise for most people within the West Garo Hills area. However, for some areas the schemes have reeked in alleged corruption. One of the areas worst affected by the in-fighting has been the village of Bhaitbari in the Rajabala constituency. While the area has been affected by very slow development, another problem has been the frequent allegations of corruption hurled at each other in the area.

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ICDS runs into trouble as old and infirm feel left out

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TURA, June 23: A scheme which was supposed to provide assistance for the people who were old and in-firm has put the people of the Social Welfare department in the Samanda block in a quandary. The block which falls under the East Garo Hills district has been at its wits end as it keeps receiving the curses and anger of the same people who it is supposed to benefit.
The Chief Minister Social Assistance Scheme for the Infirm, Disabled and widowed, under the Samanda Block, East Garo Hills, was a sanctioned scheme that came directly through state Directorate of Social Welfare. The scheme was being disbursed till recently by the Child Development Project Officer of the Samanda ICDS, to the beneficiaries. The same scheme, however, is creating immense problems to the working staffs and the issuing authorities.

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Migrant laborers vacate Tura after violence

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Shillong, Jun 22 (PTI): Mass exodus of migrant laborers began in Tura, West Garo hills district, on Saturday following Friday’s incident in which at least have were killed by irate mob and three laborers, accused of molesting and attempting to rape a mentally challenged girl, sustained serious injuries.
However, the indefinite curfew imposed by the district administration in Tura was relaxed for 5 hours (11 am to 4 pm) to allow citizen to purchase essential commodities on Saturday. Though the indefinite curfew continues in plain areas of the district.

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One picked up for cyber crime

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SHILLONG, June 23: Creator of a Garo newspaper group on an social networking site was picked up by the police for spreading rumours and inciting violence.
Pangseng Marak, the former editor of Tura Times newspaper and creator of Tura Times Group in Facebook, was picked up on charges of spreading rumours and inciting violence.

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Curfew relaxed for 5 hours in Tura, normalcy limping back

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SHILLONG, June 22: With normalcy limping back in violence - hit Tura, curfew was relaxed for five hours from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday to enable the public to buy provision.
West Garo hills Deputy Commissioner, Pravin Bakshi, also held meeting with Tura South legislator John Leslee K Sangma, Mothers’ Union, church leaders and the youths to ensure peace prevails in the district.
Later during the day, Bakshi was busy holding a review meeting with his office and the police.

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Magisterial inquiry ordered into Tura violence

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Shillong, June 22: In the aftermath of Friday’s incidents in Tura town, where a girl was allegedly molested by some labourers in Chandmari area and the subsequent disturbances, Government has directed the Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills District to set up a magisterial inquiry into the whole incident and submit a report within a period of two weeks.
Also, Meghalaya Government has strongly condemned the alleged molestation of the victim girl and the subsequent acts of violence by anti – social elements. Government assured that stringent action as per the law of the land will be taken against all those involved in these incidents.

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