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First AMIE examinations to be held in city

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: The AMIE examinations are set to be conducted for the first time in Shillong at the Institution of Engineers, Barik Point  from December 6 , 2014 onwards.
The Honorary Secretary, Institution of Engineers (India), Meghalaya State Centre, Ezekiel Lyngdoh has informed the examinees for the AMIE Section ‘A’ (Diploma Stream) Winter 2014 examination that the Institution of Engineers (India), Meghalaya State Centre will conduct the said examination from December 6 to 9, 2014 at the conference hall of the Institution of Engineers (India) at Barik Point, Shillong.
The examinees are to report to the centre by 9:30 am at Barik.
Lyngdoh has also informed that the Shillong Centre Code is 793.


 

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NEHU professor threatened for filing RTIs

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TURA, Dec 02: A professor of the North East Hill University (NEHU), and a prominent RTI activist, was allegedly threatened by an unknown miscreant near the SBI ATM near Chandmari in Tura about ten days ago with dire consequences if he continued filing RTIs. The threatened professor immediately filed a police complaint and an investigation on who could be behind the threat is currently being conducted by the Tura police.
“I went to the Chandmari ATM to withdraw money but seeing the long line decided not to withdraw money from the ATM. As I was getting into the car, one person approached me and in a threatening tone asked me not to file any further RTIs or I would be in trouble. He then quickly walked away from the scene,” said the professor whose name is being withheld for security reasons.

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GCCM to urge govt for special session of Assembly

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: The Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) on Tuesday has resolved to urge the state government to convene a special session of the Meghalaya Assembly to discuss the inclusion of the Instrument of Accession and Annexed Agreement signed in 1947.
The decision was taken at a special dorbar of the GCCM attended by traditional heads and NGOs held in the city on Tuesday.

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Govt notifies committee for inclusion of Khasi in 8th Schedule

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: The committee constituted to speed up the process of getting the Khasi language included in Eight Schedule of the Indian Constitution has been notified by the state government.
The committee constituted on the matter was notified by the government through the State Arts and Culture Department on Monday, a senior government official informed.
The Committee will be headed by Deputy Chief Minister in charge Education, Dr RC Laloo as its chairman and Director of Arts and Culture department M War Nongbri as Convener, the official said.

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HNLC cadre surrenders, indicates popular desire to join mainstream

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: A cadre  of the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Tuesday surrendered before the Meghalaya police in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district, even as he revealed that a majority of outfit’s cadre want to join the mainstream.
A senior cadre of the HNLC identified as Omet Phanbuh from Mawlai surrendered before the police, the Superintendent of Police (SP), East Khasi Hills (EKH), M Kharkrang said even as he informed that Phanbuh alias Chris (37) belongs to the 2002 batch.
After a preliminary interrogation, Phanbuh revealed before the police that many of the HNLC cadre have expressed their willingness to come over ground and join the mainstream while adding that they have been unable to do so because of the strict and watchful eye of the senior cadres. As such the cadre are left with no option but to stay in-camp.


 

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One ASAK cadre lynched, another bike thief beaten in SGH

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TURA, Dec 02:  Anger against the increasing number of extortion cases led to the lynching of one A’chik Songna An’pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) cadre in the remote village of Rewak, about 150 kms from the town of Tura, when the cadre came to collect extortion money from one villager. In a separate case, a bike thief was severely beaten up by angry villagers as he was trying to make away with a bike that he had stolen. This incident happened on Sunday at around 7:30 pm in South Garo Hills (SGH) district.
Police sources said that one Gamseng Sangma, who was a cadre from the ASAK outfit, had gone to the village to collect money from a villager who was a little well off. When villagers heard about his imminent arrival, they immediately gheraoed the house and started to rain down blows on him. He succumbed to his injuries within the village itself.

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460 new HIV cases in Meghalaya every year: Hek

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SHILLONG, Dec 01: Meghalaya Health Minister, AL Hek on Monday revealed that there are estimated 460 new HIV infections annually in the State even as he emphasized on the importance of prevention.
“The new HIV infections are mostly found in the age group of 15 years and above,” Hek said while addressing the World AIDS day celebration held in the city here on Monday.
He also pointed out that Meghalaya has 0.13 per cent adult (15-49 years) HIV prevalence with an estimated number of 2381 HIV infections in the state, which includes adults and children.

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