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Apex Court allows CMJ university officials to access seized records

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Shillong, Aug 06: Supreme Court (SC) has directed the East Khasi Hills (EKH) Superintendent of Police (SP) to allow UMJ University to take Xerox copies of the relevant documents to be produced in Court.
Passing the order on August 2 last, a Division Bench comprising of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya also asked the government counsel to produce the original record containing the correspondence in relation to appointment of the University Chancellor.

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Smart cards for SPTS buses from next month

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SHILLONG, Aug 06: Finally, the public transport buses in Shillong would be getting the much awaited smart card, where a passenger can buy the cards from designated counters, instead of buying tickets onboard the buses.
The Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS) has been the saving grace for the public, otherwise harrowed by overzealous local taxis. After the introduction of the service there has been a lot of relief amongst the public and also helped, to an extent, in reducing traffic on the road.

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Protest in Meghalaya for Garoland begins

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Shillong, Aug 06 (IANS): Encouraged by the Congress and the UPA coalition's endorsement for Telangana state July 30, the demand for Garoland reverberated in the Garo Hills Tuesday.
The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) -- a conglomeration of several Garo organisations, including the Garo National Council (GNC), a regional political party -- Tuesday began their two-day sit-in protest in front of the deputy commissioner's office in all the five district headquarters of Garo Hills demanding Garoland state.

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Government ‘finally’ takes over Meghalaya House at Russell Street

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SHILLONG, Aug 05: The Meghalaya Public Works Department (PWD) took over the newly-constructed Meghalaya House at Russell Street, Kolkata, from the construction agency, M/s Asian Housing and Infrastructure Pvt. Limited (AHIPL), in a ceremony held at the conference hall of the Meghalaya House at Russell Street, Kolkata on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Meghalaya GAD Minister, HDR Lyngdoh stated that the completion of the construction of the building and the handing over process, which has been a long aspiration of the people of the State, has finally been fulfilled, adding that it is a proud asset of Meghalaya in Kolkata.

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Tennydard moves ECI, NCST to revoke Mukul’s Caste Certificate

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Shillong, Aug 06: It seems Tennydard M Marak is brewing more trouble for Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma as he continues to pursue his perceived belief that the latter’s tribal certificate was allegedly acquired fraudulently.
In the latest development in the case, Tennydard M Marak of Nokgilawe from Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, has sent a letter to Chief Election Commission of India (ECI), seeking disqualification of Dr Sangma’s membership from Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
In another letter to Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Marak has demanded for cancellation of Schedule Tribe (ST) certificate to Dr Sangma, his brother Zenith Sangma and other family members.

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KHADC stands defiant to Govt directive on delimitation Bill

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SHILLONG, Aug 06: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Tuesday stated that the KHADC Autonomous District (Constitution of District Councils) Rules, 2013 cannot be considered as ‘null and void’, even as it rejected the recent directive to submit fresh proposal on delimitation of constituencies.

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1,500 hours of Assam shutdown for new states begins

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Guwahati, Aug 05 (IANS): Assam is likely to witness several hundred hours of shutdown in the coming days as several organisations demanding separate states Monday called for 1,500 hours of 'bandh'.
The All Bodo Students Union's (ABSU) 48-hour Assam strike and the United Democratic Peoples Front's (UDPF) 1,500 hours of shutdown started Monday.

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