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Court quashes appoint of Jyrwa as SRCW Mission Director

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Shillong, May 28: The Meghalaya High Court on Monday quashed an order for the appointment of Loma Jyrwa as Mission Director of State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).
Passing judgment on a writ petition filed by Angela Rangad and represented by H S Thangkiew, N Mozika and Associates, challenging the appointment of Jyrwa, retired Deputy Director of Social Welfare Department, the Bench of Justice T Nandakumar Singh said the appointment of Jyrwa to the post of Mission Director is “invalid or illegal”.

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Father seeks Court’s consent to kill self, children

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SHILLONG, May 28: A father, who has been struggling to ensure his ailing three children get the required treatment to survive from a disease for sixteen years long, on Tuesday decided to knock on the door of the Court seeking its permission to commit-suicide and ending the life of this Children as well.

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ANVC(B) to undertake social works for reforming society

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Shillong, May 27: In a move to express their sincerity towards returning to mainstream society by signing the Settlement Pact, the ANVC(B) has decided to undertake social works like donating blood, clean rivers and teach underprivileged children for free. The outfit, however, rued that the state Home Minister Roshan Warjri has not paid them a visit yet .
Raka Momin, who is the Personal Secretary to ANVC(B) Chairman, informed that the outfit took these three resolutions recently, but had planned to declare them in the presence of the Home Minister. 

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Court orders HLSCO to submit report on Education scam within 2 months

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SHILLONG, May 27: The Shillong High Court on Monday ordered the High Level Scrutiny Committee of Officials (HLSCO) – a government constituted committee probing into alleged tampering of score-sheets – to submit its repot within two months time.
The HLSCO was asked to complete its inquiry within two months on the appointment of assistant teachers in government lower primary schools in the state which was exposed in the findings of the CBI, sources informed here.

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Congressman challenges Mukul’s ‘Sangma’ surname

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Shillong, May 27: In a peculiar case, one Congressman has questioned the legitimacy of Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s surname and demanded for cancellation of his Caste Certificate.
Tennydard M Marak of Nokgilawe, Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, who is the Chief Organizing Secretary of the Williamnagar Congress Committee (WCC) and also the President of local Block Youth Congress Committee (BYCC) has  contended that Mukul cannot claim himself to be from ‘Sangma’ clan as neither of his parents come from the ‘Sangma’ clan of Garo Tribals.
Mukul’s mother is late Roshanara Begum and father is Binoy Bhusan Marak.

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CMJ University Director surrenders, remanded to 14-days judicial custody

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SHILLONG, May 27: A city Court on Monday remanded CMJ University Director Manjit Kaur to 14-days judicial custody after she surrendered herself following the non-bailable arrest warrants issued against her and two others.
“The Court has remanded her (Kaur) to 14-days judicial custody after she surrendered today (Monday),” public prosecutor IC Jha told reporters here.
Kaur has, however, approached for a bail which was kept pending for two days by the court.

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TPIE lobbies for NE India’s support to ‘Free Tibet’ movement

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SHILLONG, May 27: The Tibetan Parliament In Exile (TPIE) has urged the Indian government, centre and state governments including Meghalaya, to put diplomatic pressure on China to free Tibet.
The TPIE is currently engaged in a massive ‘All India Parliamentary Lobby Campaign’ for the nation’s timely support to end the crisis in their home land. In the North-East zone, the eighth and final leg of the lobby campaign kick-started in Shillong on May 23 with a mass solidarity candlelight vigil led by members of TPIE besides a series of successful lobbying campaign in West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.

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