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No imposition of Hindi language: Centre clarifies

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SHILLONG, April 25: In the wake of reports in a section of the media regarding the imposition of the use of Hindi language, the Centre has categorically stated that there is no such attempt on its part.
Earlier reports had stated that the Centre was making moves towards making it mandatory for Members of Parliament and Ministers knowing Hindi to deliver their speeches and statements in Hindi.

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ADCs to discuss amendment of AD rules

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SHILLONG, April 25: The proposed amendment of the AD rules aimed at preventing non – tribals from taking part in the election process in the different District Councils will soon be discussed at length during a meeting which will be convened by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
Informing this on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Pynshngain Syiem said, “We will soon hold another round of meeting of the autonomous district councils (ADCs) by the second week of next month to discuss on the matter.”

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Spat thickens as Shylla threatens to take Syiem to court

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SHILLONG, April 24: Alleging that the Chief Executive member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has failed to release the share of Nongkrem constituency from the special assistance grant sanctioned by the Centre, Hispreaching Son Shylla has threatened to take legal recourse in the matter.
In this regard, Shylla has sent a notice to Syiem and all the MDCs of the Council on Monday wherein he alleged that till date the CEM has failed to release funds amounting to Rs 1.50 crore for implementing various developmental schemes in Nongkrem constituency as proposed by him.

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Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

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RAIPUR, April 24 (IANS): Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the deadly ambush on the 74th Battalion in a forested area in Kala Pathar near Chintagufa as “cowardly and deplorable” and said the deaths of the troopers won’t go in vain.

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Order prohibits mining, illegal transportation of coal

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SHILLONG, April 25: The District Magistrate, East Jaintia Hills District (EJH), Khliehriat on Tuesday promulgated an Order under Section 144 CrPC prohibiting fresh mining of coal and illegal transportation of coal in the entire District. All coal laden truck are required to possess transportation challan, Royalty challan and other related documents.

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Sarma’s statements an indication of BJP’s desperation: MPYC

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SHILLONG, April 24: The recent statements made by Assam Minister and BJP leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma are an indication of the desperation of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJ) according to the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress.
“These comments only show him and his party’s desperation. Just because he himself could not fulfill his own aspirations of becoming the Chief Minister of Assam, he diverts attention from his own shortcomings by making unsavoury remarks at someone who was once a colleague and a batchmate in the INC,” MPYC president, Richard Marak said during the state executive meeting of the MPYC held at Congress Bhavan here on Monday.

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Satisfied with developments SSA teachers suspend proposed hunger strike

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SHILLONG, April 24: The proposed hunger strike by SSA teachers under the banner of the Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) has been put on hold after indications that the demands put forth by the Association will soon be met by the state government.
Informing this on Monday, MSSASA president, Aristotle C Rymbai said, “After the black flag week protest in all the SSA schools in Meghalaya number over 5000 which had begun from April 19 and which ended on Monday, the MSSASA has decided to put on hold the scheduled 3 day hunger strike which it had earlier announced.”

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