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AR denies charges of ‘extra-judicial-killings’ in NE

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SHILLONG, May 31: Refuting the Supreme Court constituted committee’s report indicting Assam Rifles’ of involving in ‘extra-judicial-killings’ in the region, Director General (DG) of Assam Rifles Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday said “The committee reports on the matter are not a fact.”
Speaking to reporters on the sideline of ‘Go Green’ Campaign function here, Lt Gen Singh said “It is not true that Assam Rifles (AR) is indulging in extra-judicial killings”.

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Application against Mukul’s caste certificate forwarded to Tura

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Shillong, May 31: The application of Tennydard Marak from Williamnagar, who has demanded for cancellation of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s Caste Certificate and challenged the legitimacy of his surname, has been forwarded to Tura, West Garo Hills.

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Race to become 4th Meghalaya Icon begins June 14

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SHILLONG, May 31: Using ‘Music’ as a platform to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS and reach out to the youths, the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) is all set to present the ‘4th Meghalaya Icon 2013’ – a musical hunt for a brand ambassador to campaign against the spread of the disease and also spread awareness within Meghalaya.

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Shillong airport expansion: Land owners yet to be compensated

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SHILLONG, May 30: The land owners and a school management who willingly have parted away with their lands in view of the expansion of Shillong Airport project at Umroi in Ri Bhoi district have expressed displeasure over the failure of the state government to release the compensation amount for their lands.
The Dorbar Shnong of Umden Mission taking cognizance on the matter demanded the state government to find ways and means to clear the compensation at the earliest.

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Meghalaya Govt to start ‘placement link’ to curb unemployment

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SHILLONG, May 31: To resolve the issue of unemployment in the state, the Meghalaya government will start its own ‘placement link’ with reputed companies of the country targeting placement opportunities for more than 5000 youths of the state.

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PM elected for the fifth term to Rajya Sabha from Assam

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GUWAHATI, May 30: Legislators of Assam on Thursday elected Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha for the fifth consecutive term.
"It is a great honour for me that the people of Assam, through their elected representatives in the state's legislative assembly, have given me an opportunity to serve them again," said the prime minister, who is in Thailand.

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JAC begins ‘total non cooperation movement’ against NEHU VC

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SHILLONG, May 30: NEHU staffs under the banner of Joint Action Committee (JAC) have decided to hold ‘total non cooperation movement’ against the University Vice – Chancellor (VC) starting from Thursday itself until their demands are met.
Teachers under NEHUTA and non- teaching staffs under NEHUNSA, jointly under the JAC, on Thursday had staged protest by wearing black badges to oppose against VC, Prof AN Rai, for dishonouring the agreement signed with them earlier on May 17 last.

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