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State govt yet to meet on Common Minimum Programme

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SHILLONG, July 17: The ambitious Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) aimed towards providing good governance and quality education is still in its nascent stage with the state government not taking it up for discussion even after over a month of its submission.

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AGHSSASTA demands immediate release of pending salaries

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TURA, July 17: Aggrieved at the delay in the release of their pending salaries, the All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers’ Association (AGHSSASTA) has demanded the immediate release of their pending salaries failing which the association has threatened to launch a protest.
“We demand the immediate release of our pending salaries and arrears. We are suffering various problems due to non-payment of three months salaries and eight months arrears of 2016-17,” said president, SB Sangma on Tuesday.
According to them the lack of money has even led to most teachers being unable to enroll themselves for the 2nd year of D.El.Ed.

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Shylla submits list of EMs for Governor’s approval

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SHILLONG, July 16: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has selected eight Executive Members of the newly formed National People’s Party (NPP) – led Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA) executive committee and has submitted a list of these names to the District Council Affairs (DCA) department of the state government.

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Bernard challenges GHADC to open debate

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SHILLONG, July 16: The former leader of the disbanded Achik National Volunteer Council-Breakaway (ANVC.B) Bernard N Marak has challenged the executive committee of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) for an open debate on the alleged creation of non-tribal provisions in the Council.
In a statement issued here on Monday, Marak said, “I have asked GHADC to produce the mauzadars of the non Hill areas failing which have to cancel them else I will challenge the Executive Committee of GHADC which can be represented by its Secretary or any competent member/officer to an open debate on creation of the non tribal provisions in the GHADC.”

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Hek hails U Tirot Sing Syiem as a role model

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SHILLONG, July 17: Meghalaya’s Minister of Arts and Culture, Alexander L Hek has said that Khasi martyr U Tirot Sing Syiem is a role model whose life everyone should try to emulate.
“The life of u Tirot Sing Syiem is the best example for us to follow, especially in conquering the challenges we face in our personal lives and as a society as a whole” Hek said while speaking in the commemoration of the freedom fighter’s 183rd death anniversary held at Mot Tirot Ground in Mairang on Tuesday.

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UDP snubs Pynshngain, to field Pius Marwein for Ranikor by polls

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SHILLONG, July 16: The United Democratic Party (UDP) has decided to field Pius Marwein as its candidate for the upcoming Ranikor by elections.
Opining that Marwein has a better chance of winning than former Mawsynram MLA, Pynshngain N Syiem which the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) is projecting as the common candidate for these polls, senior UDP Leader, Vinod M Lanong said that now it is up to the PDF to decide whether to field Syiem or support Marwein.

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Shylla seeks report on implementation of Rs 28 crores

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SHILLONG, July 16: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has sought a report on the implementation of Rs 28 crores of the Council’s funds which was earmarked by the previous Executive Committee (EC) for the Council’s assets after sanctioning by the Centre.
“I have sought for a detailed report on the implementation of the fund from the joint secretary,” Shylla informed here on Monday.

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