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Police directed to aggressively pursue assaulters of activists

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: State police have been directed to aggressively pursue those responsible for the assault of CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing and her aide, Anita Sangma, as was informed by  Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma here on Tuesday.
“We have told police to go aggressively to every aspect and act according to evidence that is there,” Conrad informed after a delegation of the immediate family members of social activist Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma met him here on Tuesday.

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Government attempting to understand the plight of farmers: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: The Meghalaya government is attempting to understand the plight of the state’s farmers and in this regard has initiated the Farmer’s Parliament to assist the latter through pro – active policies.
Informing this here on Tuesday, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said that the government has envisioned creation of a “Farmer’s Commission” to address the concerns of the farming community and look at solution to tackle the problems being faced by them.

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Unpaid salaries to 4th SSA teachers irks SSASTA – WZ

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TURA, Dec 04: Teachers of the Dadenggre sub division, under the aegis of the SSA School Teachers Association (West Zone), have expressed their displeasure at the non release of 2 months salaries to the SSA 4th teachers.
The teachers are yet to be paid salaries for the months of June and July which allegedly have been withheld by the SDSEO or Joint DMC while all other 4th teachers have already been paid. The money was apparently released by the state on July 24.

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ANVC B to pursue demand for Garoland

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: The now disbanded faction of the Achik National Volunteer Council {ANVC(B)} has made clear its intention to pursue the demand for a separate Garoland state.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, former ANVC.B chairman Bernard N Marak said, “The demand for Garoland will continue as it is the aspiration of our people. But since it is a political demand, we will pursue it at a political level. We need people to raise voice at the centre rather than taking up arms. We need people with vast knowledge to lead the mass movement.”

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LJP urges PM to verify utilization of funds in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: Opining that there has been no development in the rural sector of Meghalaya ever since the state’s inception in 1972, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has urged the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to ensure that there is verification on the way funds in the state are being utilized.

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Former army official among drug peddlers in police net

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: District police have arrested three drug peddlers with 98 grams heroin valued at Rs. 10 lakhs and interestingly one of the arrested peddlers has turned out to be a former member of the armed forces.
The arrested persons identified as Lal Peng Rowli (53), Rebecca Hmar (35) and her husband Vanlal Mawia Hmar (28) and were arrested from their residences at Madanrting Block D and Block F respectively during raids conducted by the district police.

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SC approves transportation of extracted coal

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SHILLONG, Dec 04: Providing some relief to the embattled coal miners in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court has approved the transportation of the coal that has already been extracted before the imposition of the NGT ban on such activities.
This transportation of the already extracted coal has been approved till January 31, 2019.
Counsel for the state government Ranjan Mukherjee said the order was passed by the apex court during a hearing on the plea to allow transportation of coal held on Tuesday.

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