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Qualified Grade IV candidates withdraw hunger strike

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SHILLONG, April 12: The Association of Qualified Grade IV-2011 on Friday informed that the association on Thursday night has withdrawn their indefinite hunger strike after receiving a ‘formal letter’ from the state government.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, General Secretary of the association, Hughbert Sun informed that the association on Thursday night at around 11 PM after thorough discussion decided to withdraw their indefinite hunger-strike.

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Meghalaya keen to revive traditional river trade routes

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SHILLONG, April 11: Meghalaya government on Thursday said it is keen in reviving traditional river routes with neighboring Bangladesh for trade and commerce since the state is not connected by air, rail or water routes.
Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told the Assembly that the matter has already been taken up with the Union government, which in turn, raised the issue during discussions with its Bangladeshi counterpart. “In recent times there has been engagement with Bangladesh through the Government of India,” he said.

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CM demands transfer of Block I and II to Meghalaya

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Shillong, April 11: Chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma has promised to ‘aggressively’ engage the Assam government in solving the vexed border dispute by ensuring the transfer of Block I & II areas under Karbi Anglong district of the neighboring state to Meghalaya.
The Chief Minister told the Assembly on Thursday that his government was seeking the transfer of the disputed blocks to Meghalaya on the basis of commonality and till such time the transfer takes place, the people living in the two areas will be included in all developmental endeavors of the state.

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Missionaries threaten to close-down schools, Govt assures amendment to RTE

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SHILLONG, April 10: Nongkrem legislator, Ardent Basaiawmoit on Wednesday informed that Missionaries have threatened to close-down all of their educational institutions in state if the demanded amendments are not made to the Right to Information (RTE) Act, 2009, especially to composition of School Managing Committees (MCs).
Basaiawmoit brought this shocking news to the notice of the House on Wednesday while raising a Supplementary Query during the Question Hour of the ongoing Budget Session of Meghalaya Assembly.

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Wansuk becomes first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 11: Congress nominee Wansuk Syiem on Thursday created history by becoming the first woman from Meghalaya to be elected as Rajya Sabha MP.
Originally, the Rajya Sabha MP election was schedule to be held on April 18 but as Wansuk was the lone contestant, the result was declared on Thursday.

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KTH on the look-out for talented Gospel singers

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SHILLONG, April 11: With a vision to grab, nurture and promote local talented Gospel singing groups from different parts of Meghalaya, the management of Kingdom Talent Hunt (KTH) is going to organize a mega event called ‘Kingdom Talent Hunt 2013’.

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Opposition from Bangladesh halts Power projects in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 10: Bangladesh has opposed construction of two hydro-based power projects along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya until India and Bangladesh signs a water sharing agreement.
Meghalaya power minister Clement Marak told the assembly on Wednesday that Bangladesh has said the construction of the two dams will have adverse impact on Bangladesh sides, while replying to the Call Attention motion moved by Shillong West legislator Paul Lyngdoh.

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