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Shanmuganathan issue not a closed chapter for State BJP

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: The issue pertaining to the removal of the former Governor of Meghalaya, V Shanmuganatahan is not a closed chapter for the State BJP which will soon move the Centre to ensure that a fair and impartial probe into the whole matter is conducted.
“We will again raise this issue during the upcoming national executive committee meeting to be held in the month of April,” BJP state president Shibun Lyngdoh said here.

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Sanbor threatens legal action to address water scarcity

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Disgusted with the continued scarcity of water supply in his constituency, the South Shillong legislator, Sanbor Shullai has threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) if immediate remedial measures are not taken.
In a letter to the Chief Engineer of the PHE department here, Shullai said, “You are requested to take stern and early action to solve this problem within 2 days failing which a PIL will be immediately filed.”

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SK Sunn announces entry into 2018 electoral fray

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: The former Chief Engineer of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department, SK Sunn has announced his decision to contest the upcoming 2018 state elections as an independent candidate from Mawphlang constituency.
He made this announcement at a public meeting organized by the Lyngwiar Sain Pyrkhat Ban Ksan ka Lawei (LSPBL) held near the famous Sacred Grove of Mawphlang village, about 25km away from here on Wednesday.

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Mawlai villages donate land for new C&RD block office

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Upping the ante in the demand for the speedy inauguration of the Mawlai C&RD block, the traditional heads of five villages falling under Mawlai constituency have decided to donate land for the setting up of the office of the new block.
The decision was taken by the five Dorbar Shnong of Mawsiatkhnam, Umrynjah, Madan Mawkhar, Nongkohlew and Umprew under the banner of the Synjuk Ki San Durbar Shnong Mawlai Constituency (SSDSMC).

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SSA programme in Meghalaya against mandatory norms: MSSASA

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: While claiming that the SSA programme being implemented in Meghalaya is against the mandatory norms, the Meghalaya SSA Schools’ Association (MSSASA) has demanded that the state government immediately rectifies the alleged anomalies which are not in conformity with these prescribed norms.
According to the association, the state government has failed to adhere to Centre’s clear cut norms under SSA and RMSA wherein state and union territories are given financial support of salary of teachers with a condition that these posts of teachers shall be created in state education department on a regular basis.

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India’s first floating elementary school opens on Loktak Lake

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IMPHAL, Feb 15 (ANI): Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in the country, has now become home to first of its kind loktak floating elementary school.
Situated about 50 km from Imphal, the school has been inaugurated at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok village in Manipur.
The Loktak Lake is referred as the “lifeline of Manipur” as it is highly productive and many lives depend on the lake for endurance. The lake is also an Important Bird Area as it’s a potential breeding site for waterfowl and is a staging site for migratory birds.

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WGH DC serves short notice, evicts office employees

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TURA, Feb 14: In a move that has created a sudden ruckus amongst employees working in the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills, three employees were evicted from their permanent quarters within hours after being served a notice by the DC, Pravin Bakshi himself.
The eviction notice came after an order passed by the Session Judge of WGH asking for the people residing in three quarters within the Court premises to be evicted for the houses to be dismantled. The sudden move left everyone high and dry with the families literally coming to the road in the span of a few hours.

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