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KHADC stands united against cow slaughter rules

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SHILLONG, June 21: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has shown unity on Wednesday where it unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the Centre’s notification on banning the sale & slaughter of cattle.
“Since the resolution is now the property of the House, this House unanimously resolved to oppose the ban on sale and slaughter of cow,” KHADC chief Pynshngain N Syiem told the House during the session here. Later, the Council’s Chairman LG Nongsiej accordingly announced that the resolution has been adopted and passed.
The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly had also passed a resolution demanding the Centre to scrap its notification in a special session convened recently on June 12.

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HC calls for action plan to ensure a clean Shillong

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SHILLONG, June 21: The Supervisory Committee constituted by the state government has been directed to come up with an action plan to ensure the cleanliness of Shillong and has to submit the same within two weeks.
This directive was issued by the Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday where the Division Bench said, “We would expect of the Supervisory Committee to chalk out and implement proper action plans with utmost seriousness, so as to ensure cogent and concrete results, latest within two weeks from today.”

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Divided opposition to move NCM against Syiem led PDF

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SHILLONG, June 20: A No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the Peoples’ Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council will be moved by the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday.
The NCM will be moved by parliamentary party leaders of the two regional parties Teinwell Dkhar and Teilinia Thangkhiew during the ongoing summer session of the Council even as MDCs of the two parties are on opposite sides with regards to their support towards this NCM.

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Congress to support NCM against PDF

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SHILLONG, June 20: The No Confidence Motion to be moved by the regional parties against the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will get the full backing of the Congress MDCs.
“We are ready to support the regional parties on the NC against the PN Syiem led EC,” leader of opposition Manstudy Nongrem informed on Tuesday.

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NFSA a boon to marginalized section of society: Mukul

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AMPATI, June 21: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has hailed the National Food Security Act as a boon to the vulnerable and marginalized section of the society even as he maintained that his government is committed to the wellbeing the most needy.
“The price of essential commodities is on the rise, however, the Act ensures that the vulnerable and marginalized section of the society receives the essential food item at a rate fixed by the Parliament,” Dr. Sangma said during a programme organized as a show of appreciation to the wholesalers and fair-price shop dealers for their contribution in successfully implementing the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013.

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PDF stands tall in spite of withdrawal of support: PN Syiem

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SHILLONG, June 20: As the political drama stirs in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (KHADC) with three regional parties withdrawing their support to the PN Syiem led People Democratic Front (PDF), confidence was exuded on Tuesday that the PDF is unaffected by this major development.
“The regional parties withdrawing support from PDF will not affect us as we still have the majority,” said KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Pynshngain N Syiem.

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KHADC emerges as another hurdle before state railways

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SHILLONG, June 20: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has emerged as yet another roadblock to the ongoing construction of the railway project in Ri Bhoi district after the Council has decided to demand that the state government and the Northeast Railway Frontier (NFR) immediately ceases all construction work on the project.
“We will write to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma and the Northeast Railway Frontier (NFR) on the matter,” KHADC chief PN Syiem said while replying during the session of the council held here on Tuesday.

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