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CID to arrest CM Jha at ‘appropriate time’

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SHILLONG, May 22: With the Chancellor of the controversial CMJ University, CM Jha, still at large, State police on Wednesday maintained that he will be arrested at an ‘appropriate time’.
The delay in arresting Jha by the CID, that is investigating the CMJ University scam, has raised concerns from many who are stunned by this latest education scam that has hit the state and its students’ community. Speculations are aplenty that Jha must have used his political links to escape the arrest so far.

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KSU calls off two-day office picketing in Ri-Bhoi

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Shillong, May 22: Khasi Student Union - North Khasi Hills District (KSU-NKHD) has suspended its two-day office picketing in Ri-Bhoi District. The decision came after the assurance from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Ri-Bhoi to carry out spot inspection of the illegal land encroachment by Assam at Hima Nongspung.

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Saving environment is need of the hour: Tynsong

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SHILLONG, May 22: Rather than responsibility, saving the environment has now become the utmost necessity in the present generation and is the need of the hour, stressed State Forest and Environment Minister, Prestone Tynsong while addressing the gathering at the ‘International Day for Biological Diversity’ at U Soso Tham Auditorium, here on Wednesday.
The event was organized by the Meghalaya State Biodiversity Board (MSBB) in collaboration with the Department of Forest and Environment.

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Do not glorify extortionists as terrorists: Pariat

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SHILLONG, May 21: Meghalaya Chief Secretary WMS Pariat on Tuesday asserted that militants operating in Meghalaya are not terrorists but “extortionists” and should not be glorified.
Addressing the Anti – Terrorism Day function on Tuesday which also is the death anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who died in a terrorists attack, Pariat admitted that Meghalaya for the last few years has had its share of insurgency and terrorism activities but the groups which are functioning in the state are just extortionists and should not be named as terrorists.

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A battle of laggards - 40 year old incomplete road

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TURA, May 22: While some places have been celebrating the advent of new road and better connectivity, some others have been crying for decades to fulfill a promise made decades ago. It is now a battle of laggards, with incomplete bridges, incomplete roads, incomplete electricity poles and one road that was sanctioned 40 years ago, but still remains incomplete. It has become a battle of laggards, with each competing to outdo the other in non completion.

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Meghalaya Govt to absorb CMJ University students in other educational institutes

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SHILLONG, May 21: In a respite to aggrieved students of controversy CMJ University, the Meghalaya government has offered to absorb them in other educational institutes to ensure that their academic studies are not hampered and disrupted. But the non-availability of the students’ data of this institute is proving to be the only bottleneck in fulfilling the promise.

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KSU calls for two - day office picketing in Ri-Bhoi

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SHILLONG, May 21: The North Khasi Hills District KSU Unit on Tuesday announced two day office-picketing across the Ri-Bhoi District to express its strong opposition against the long pending issue of illegal activities and illegal encroachment in the border area of Ri-Bhoi by Assam government and the state government’s adamant attitude towards the issue.
The two - day office picketing will be effective on May 23 and 24 in the entire district.

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