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Agnes’s family unhappy with govt plans to investigate attack on activists

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: The intention of the state government not to hand over the investigation into the attack on CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sharma to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has not settled well with the CSWO president’s family.
“Regretfully, it (demand for CBI probe) was not considered, strange are the ways of Government and the functioning of democracy. The family members of Agnes and Amita continue in their pursuit for Justice,” Agnes’s brother John F Kharshiing said in a statement issued here on Friday.

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Conrad visits Meghalaya’s entrepreneur of the month

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Perastill R. Marak who has started a business in value added products made out of locally available fruits thereby earning him the tag of Meghalaya’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ was visited by the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Friday.
Marak who is the first recipient of this award produces chips, juice and cookies made out of locally available fruits like jackfruit, banana and tapioca. The award itself was conceptualized by the Chief Minister in an effort to promote local entrepreneurs to upscale their business venture with active support and collaboration with the Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE).

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Police given 10 days to submit report on activist attack

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: The police department has been given ten days to submit a report on the status of investigations into the brutal attack on CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing and her aide, Amita Sangma.
This directive was given by the Meghalaya High Court here on Thursday which had adjourned the hearing on the petition filed by Amita here on Thursday by stating, ‘after ten days latest status of investigation shall be filed’.

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MDA stands by decision for independent probe into activist attack

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: Meghalaya government on Thursday maintained that an independent judicial probe into the murderous attack of CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague Amita Sangma is what the government intends to initiate till date but however maintained that if there is a change in the decision of the Government as far as asking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate into the matter, the matter has to be discussed and decided in the state Cabinet.

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Shylla accuses Centre of indirectly trying to introduce Panchayati Raj system

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: The ‘My village my development plan’ programme of the Central Government is a covert way of introducing the Panchayati raj system in Meghalaya, as opined by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla.
With the recent direction of the community and rural development (C&RD) blocks to form the Gram Sabha committees to avail of the above scheme, several traditional durbars had sought clarification on the matter, prompting Shylla to make this allegation.

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Truck carrying illegal timber overturns in NGH

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TURA, Dec 06: At a time when the entire Garo Hills region has been angered by the illegal timber trade and the criminals involved behind it, an overturned illegal timber truck was found early on Thursday morning on the National Highway near Rari under North Garo Hills (NGH) district.
The truck, which was allegedly carrying timber from one of the forest reserves lost control while navigating a turn after which the vehicle was abandoned by its occupants. The vehicle bore registration ML 09 9046 and was carrying both sal and teak logs.

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Education policy bars govt teachers from contesting elections

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: In a startling revelation, it has been found that the state’s new education policy debars teachers working in government schools and also deficit school teachers from contesting elections in the state.

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