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ECI should not ‘transgress’ upon powers of Parliament: Naik

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SHILLONG, July 05: Reminding the Election Commission of India (ECI) of its responsibilities and duties, Senior Rajya Sabha Member Shantaram Naik on Friday said the autonomous body responsible for conducting elections across the nation should not ‘transgress’ upon powers of Parliament. Naik stressed that the electoral body should function within its framework under the Constitution.

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Transport official caught taking bribe

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SHILLONG, July 05: An enforcement official of the District transport office (DTO) in Shillong on Friday ended up in police dragnet for his alleged involvement in demanding bribe from public.
Police arrested the official after he was caught red handed taking Rs 5,000 as part of the first installment of Rs 10,000 supposed bribe he had apparently demanded from a goods transporter for obtaining road permits.

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Meghalaya readies for new Governor

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Gates of Raj Bhavan, Shillong, being cleaned and given fresh paint ahead of the swearing -in of Meghalaya’s new Governor, Dr KK Paul. The swearing-in ceremony of Dr Paul will be held on July 08.


 

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WGH District Administration institutes second Magisterial inquiry into false rumors

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Shillong, July 04: The District Administration of West Garo Hills (WGH) has on Thursday instituted another Magisterial inquiry into false and malicious rumor mongering by motivated anti-social interests who have been circulating vicious and inflammatory SMSes to instigate communal tension.

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Hanaman is Meghalaya’s new DGP

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SHILLONG, July 05 (IANS): Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman, a 1979 batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was Friday appointed Meghalaya's police chief, an official said.
Hanaman, who was additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat in New Delhi, replaces acting Director General of Police Sunil Kumar Jain. He is expected to join office Monday.
A Home department official said Hanaman was selected by the State Security Commission, headed by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, from a panel of five senior IPS officers of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

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Foreigners Act, Tenancy Law on avail to curb influx

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SHILLONG, July 04: The state government is examining the need to enforce the “Foreigners Act” and the “Tenancy Law” to put in place an effective mechanism with multiple results to tackle the menace of influx and illegal immigration in Meghalaya.

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Miscreants try to aggravate communally surcharged atmosphere

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Tura, July 04: The town of Mankachar, which has been affected by the deaths of two people recently and has been dealing with quite a few problems internally, saw a communal clash that somehow still managed its positives.

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