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UDP pitches for paper ballot for fair and just 2018 Assembly polls

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SHILLONG, April 27: The United Democratic Party, (UDP) has maintained that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are not reliable and the usage of paper ballot box over the EVMs in the upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls in the state will only ensure a free and fair elections unlike the results of 2013 polls in which the Congress had allegedly tampered with the EVM’s to secure a win.
Veteran politician and United Democratic Party, (UDP) leader Bindo M Lanong said that the party will raise the issue of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) with the concerned authority to prevent any tampering in the upcoming elections even as he highly suspect a breach of trust and privacy during the last 2013 elections.

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Ronnie questions Meghalaya’s willingness to fall under Assam dominion

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SHILLONG, April 27: Reacting to the recent comments made by Assam BJP Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Meghalaya urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh has pointed out that the people of Meghalaya would not like being under the dominion of Assam again.
Lyngdoh was reacting to Sarma’s recent comment wherein the latter had said the BJP will form the next government in Meghalaya. “A lot of people (in the late 60s upto early 70s) have fought to be free from Assamese domination to have our own statehood. Now why would we want to be under the Assamese domination again,” Lyngdoh said in this regard.

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Tasek Lake – A testament of the extreme shades of nature

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TURA, April 27: In a prime example of how adversity can be turned into a boon, Tasek Lake in East Garo Hills (EGH) district has become a popular recreational spot after it was initially formed by a massive earthquake which rocked the region in the year 1897.
Efforts to boost the tourism potential of the lake which is located in Songsak block were first taken up by various government departments including Songsak block, Meghalaya tourism, fishery, integrated basin development and livelihood promotion programme in 2014 – 16 wherein an eco – lodge besides other infrastructure was set up at the site.

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Girl escapes rape attempt by step father

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TURA, Apr 26: In another extreme case of sexual depravity, a step father was allegedly beaten up by residents of his own locality after being accused of attempting to rape his own 13 year old step daughter. The incident occurred on Monday at Dobasipara which lies in the outskirts of Tura and has created a huge furore amongst locals of the area.

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Rajnath assures expedited Amendment of 6th Schedule

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SHILLONG, April 27: The issue pertaining to the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India is likely to be taken up during the next session of Parliament as was informed by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Thursday.
Singh had informed this on Thursday during his meeting with the National People’s Party (NPP) president and Tura MP Conrad K Sangma.

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Ardent’s call for unity of regional parties strikes a chord

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SHILLONG, April 26: The bugle sounded by the HSPDP president for the regional parties in Meghalaya to come to an understanding to support the ouster of national parties in the upcoming 2018 Assembly Polls has stirred a note of regionalism amongst other prominent regional parties in the state like UDP and KHNAM.
Regional parties of Meghalaya like the United Democratic Party (UDP) and KHNAM are all in affirmative with the idea mooted by HSPDP president Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit to come to a understanding and not field candidates in constituencies where the chance of another regional party to win is high, thereby paving way for the regional parties to triumph in the elections and form the next government.

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HLSC recommends fresh recruitment of Asst LP teachers

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SHILLONG, April 26: The best option for the Meghalaya government is the scrapping of the entire process of selection of candidates for teaching jobs according to the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) which had probed the alleged 2009 education job scam for appointment of Assistant LP teachers in Meghalaya.
“The only way out for the government would be to perhaps cancel the whole selection process and initiate fresh recruitment drive to all the vacancies,” the HLSC stated in its report.

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