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Govt to take exemplary action against transport challan counterfeiters

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SHILLONG, April 16: Those who are engaged in producing and circulating counterfeit Mineral Transport Challans (MTCs) will face exemplary action from the state government as has been assured by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday.
“The government is committed to pursue all the cases so far registered and speed up the investigative work so as to ensure that the culprits are brought to book and such criminal activities are stopped,” Conrad told the Assembly here on Monday.
Replying to the call attention moved by Congress legislator from Mawsynram, Himalaya M Shangpliang, Conrad also assured that necessary enquiries will be conducted to ascertain the source of such fake MTCs and exemplary action will be taken against the defaulters.

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Goof up leaves IIM Shillong red faced

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SHILLONG, April 16: In a major embarrassment, the organizers of the 9th convocation of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong were left red faced, when they failed to present a momento to the State Home Minister, James Sangma while all other dignitaries, including the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu were being felicitated on state here on Monday.

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World Bank to lend $48 mn for landscape management in Meghalaya

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New Delhi, April 16 (IANS): India on Monday signed a $48 million loan agreement with the World Bank to strengthen community-led landscape management in Meghalaya.
Meghalaya's natural resources such as land, water and forests is a source of livelihood for a majority of the population in the state.

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Classroom coaching biting dust due to absentee teachers in state

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SHILLONG, April 15: Severe anomalies are emerging in the classroom coaching in government deficit pattern schools in the state. Classroom periods are getting affected since teachers do not turn up to their classes whereas students have to deal with off periods almost on a daily basis. According to a random survey, several such schools in the city have been noticed with these anomalies calling for immediate action from their respective managing committees and the state government, at large. Parents and guardians are worried over the trend since the limited classroom coaching time gets further affected by absentee teachers.

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Govt to extend equal financial support to ADCs

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SHILLONG, April 16: The state government is trying to ensure that equality is maintained with regards to extending financial support to the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in the state, as per what Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said in the Assembly on Monday.
Conrad was replying during the question hour in the Assembly here on Monday on behalf of the District Council Affairs (DCA) Minister, James K Sangma, who had to accompany the Vice President, Venkaiah K Naidu on his visit to the state.

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Conrad to take up contentious border fencing issue with Centre

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SHILLONG, April 16: The contentious issue of fencing of the international border with Bangladesh in areas that fall under Meghalaya will be taken up by the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma when he meets the appropriate authorities at New Delhi.
This assurance was made by Conrad after he had met with a delegation of the conglomerate of traditional heads, landowners and NGOs under the banner of the Coordination Committee on International Border (CCIB).

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Parents seethe at government ineptitude over school fees

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SHILLONG, April 15: The missionary run schools in the city and state at large have allegedly become “extremely expensive” but pragmatic solutions are forthcoming from affected lots in the face of an inept state government. Parents and guardians of the students of these schools have said that missionary/ private run schools hike their fees annually and the state government is found wanting in controlling these institution from their “looting run”.

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