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John Leslee denies hate speech allegations

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TURA, Aug 14: Accused by the national People’s Party (NPP) of delivering a hate speech, the former legislator of South Tura, John Leslee K Sangma has denied any wrong doing while blaming the NPP for apparent diversion tactics.
In a release sent on Tuesday, the former MLA clarified that he had already sent a letter to the Returning Officer, SB Marak on the issue while also denying that he played any video during his campaign which showed the late PA Sangma visiting a temple among others.

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EGH residents fear Karbi Anglong lynching like incident

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Williamnagar, Aug 14: In view of the spreading of rumors with mischievous intent spreading through social media by unknown persons, the East Garo Hills District Magistrate, Saljong K Marak along with the Superintendent of Police (SP), RTG Momin, through their respective press notices have warned that stern action will be taken against rumor mongers under the provisions of law.

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KHADC directs formation of council of traditional leaders

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: The Executive Committee (EC) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has passed an executive order on Tuesday through which it has directed the formation of the Council of Traditional Chiefs and Headmen (CTCH).
 Informing this after the executive committee meeting held here on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Hispreaching Son Shylla said, “We have approved the setting up of the CTCH through the executive order since the House is not in session.”

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HNLC extends olive branch

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: Stating that it is ready to continue its struggle for another 31 years if the need arises, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has expressed its willingness to come forward for unconditional peace talks as long as these are without any pre – set conditions.
In statement issued here on Monday, HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw said, “We are ever ready to come forward for talks with the government but it should not be based on any conditions.”

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CSWO urges MDA to consider peace talks with HNLC

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) has urged the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government to consider initiating peace talks with the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).
“The CSWO is of the view that the government of Meghalaya should call for peace talk with the HNLC, when they have willingly offered for unconditional peace talk,” CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

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MHIS IV to be launched with Ayushman Bharat

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SHILLONG, Aug 14: Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek on Tuesday informed that the expiry date of the Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) has been extended to October 01 and that the MHIS IV would be launched together with the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Central Government.
Pointing out that the cabinet has earlier extended the date of the MHIS III services upto August 15, Hek said that it has been decided that the date will be further extended till October 01 as the state government is waiting to launch MHIS IV together with the launching of Ayushman Bharat Scheme of the central government which will give a cover up to Rs 5 lakh to all residents.

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MHA frowns on use of plastic replicas of National Flag

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory against the use of national flags which are made of plastic.
This advisory has been issued ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 next wherein the MHA has pointed out that since plastic flags are not easily biodegradable like paper flags, these do not get decomposed for a long time and ensuring appropriate disposal of National Flags made of plastic commensurate with dignity of the flag, is a practical problem.

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