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JACATAM stages hunger strike for pay hike

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SHILLONG, April 12: Protesting against the delay in the implementation of the 100% pay enhancement of teachers as announced by the Chief Minister recently, leaders of the Joint Action Committee of All Teacher’s Associations of Meghalaya (JACATAM) staged a one-day hunger strike near the All India Radio office here on Wednesday.
“We will be compelled to intensify our agitation if the state government fails to implement this 100% salary enhancement to the adhoc teachers within one week,” JACATAM chairman ED Nongsiang said at the sidelines of the hunger strike.

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Digi Dhan Mela – Good Friday clash inadvertant - State BJP

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SHILLONG, April 12: In the wake of rising criticism against the Centre’s decision to observe the 100th day of the Digi Dhan Mela on April 14, 2017 which is also observed as Good Friday by Christians all over the world, the State BJP has clarified that this is a mere coincidence with no ulterior motives.
The party on Wednesday stated that there has been some miscommunication on this account as April 14 which also happens to be Good Friday this year by sheer coincidence also falls on Ambedkar Jayanti which was planned as the culmination of the 100th day of Digi Dhan Mela last year itself during the demonetization period.

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John Leslee demands Mukesh Singh’s ouster from Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, April 12: Lambasting the DIG, West Garo Hills, Mukesh Singh for hurting the sentiments of Christians residing in Tura town, the MLA representing South Tura constituency, John Leslee Sangma has demanded that this high ranking police officer is removed entirely from Garo Hills.

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Shillong resident to compete in Mrs South Asia beauty contest

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SHILLONG, April 12: A resident of Shillong, Sabina Parvez Warjri is preparing to take part in the upcoming Mrs. South Asia beauty pageant which will be held at the national capital on April 25 next.
“This beauty pageant is not only about being beautiful and walking the ramp. It is a pageant with a vision. The two main agendas of this pageant are women empowerment and the environment,” Warjri informed here.

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UDP decides against pre - 2018 poll alliances

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SHILLONG, April 12: The United Democratic Party (UDP) has announced its intention to contest all the seats in the upcoming 2018 state polls on its own.
This announcement was made by the top rung leaders of the party comprising its president, Dr. Donkupar Roy, working president, Paul Lyngdoh, state vice president, Allantry F Dkhar during a party meeting held at Songsak in East Garo Hills on Tuesday.

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Widespread condemnation against timing of Digi Dhan Mela

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SHILLONG, April 12: The BJP led NDA centre government has come under severe criticism from several quarters including political parties and NGOs in Meghalaya for its move to observe Digital India Day on a Good Friday.
The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) demanded the centre government to immediately scrap such decisions to observe Digital India Day on Good Friday and Good Governance Day on Christmas.

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India warns Pakistan of ‘consequences’ if Jadhav is hanged

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NEW DELHI, April 11 (IANS): India on Tuesday warned Pakistan that bilateral ties will be hit if it went ahead with the death sentence awarded to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
“The government and people of India would view very seriously the possibility that an innocent Indian citizen is facing death sentence in Pakistan without due process and in violation of basic norms of law, justice and international relations,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha.
The minister added that the Indian government “will go out of the way to save him (Jadhav)”.

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