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Meghalaya DGP accused of campaigning for Mukul

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Meghalaya Director General of Police, SB Singh has been accused of openly canvassing for Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, prompting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to demand his immediate removal.
“We request the commission to consider immediate removal of the DGP SB Singh and appointment of a neutral DGP by the Election Commission,” the BJP said in a complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner & commissioners here on Thursday.

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IIM Shillong completes summer placements with highest stipend of INR 3 lakh

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: IIM Shillong has completed summer placements for its batch of 2017-19 consisting of 180 participants. The average stipend was INR 87,000 with the highest stipend of INR 3 lakh for two months.
The placement season saw participation from 75 recruiters. Sales and Marketing emerged as the most sought-after domain, accounting for 35% of the total offers made to the participants.

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Suvida App turns Asuvidha for Meghalaya’s political parties

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Riding on the digital platform for ease of business this Assembly elections in Meghalaya may not just be an all appropriate step for the Election Commission with representative of various political parties on Thursday expressing discontent on the usage of the EC app ‘Suvidha’- stating that it is more of a headache then a balm.
“I have apprised the Chief Election Commissioner about the cumbersome system that they have put in place for application of permission for electioneering purposes wherein one has to log into the website “Suvida’ which is ironic as there is no suvidha,” said UDP general secretary Allantry F Dkhar soon after meeting the Election Commission team headed by the chief election commissioner Om Prakash Rawat who are in the city to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 Assembly polls.

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Congress seeks immediate ban of BJP charge sheet

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: Arguing that the BJP’s charge sheet against the Congress released by the Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons fails to meet the legal requirements under Representation of People Act, 1951, the Congress party has sought an immediate ban of this document.
Seeking this ban, the Congress had filed an official complaint with the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor on Wednesday.

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BJP promises to address coal mining ban within 180 days

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised that the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya which has been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) will be addressed within 180 days if it is voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
This was one of the main highlights of the 17-page vision document released by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Thursday.

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Voting for regional parties is voting for BJP: Gogoi

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: Assam MP, Tarun Gogoi has urged the people of Meghalaya not to vote for the regional parties in the ensuing Assembly polls while claiming that doing so will be akin to voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Justifying this statement, Gogoi said that the regional parties here are being used as a back door for the BJP, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath to enter Meghalaya.

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Workers Union launches Bread and Roses campaign on V Day

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: Valentine’s Day this year saw the launch of the ‘Bread and Roses Campaign’ through which the members of the workers’ union has demanded their rights.
The Campaign includes an 18-point Working Peoples’ Charter which was presented along with an empty rice plate and a rose to various political parties both national and regional seeking their commitment towards fulfilling the various demands within February 20.

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