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Justice Sen takes oath as High Court Judge

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Shillong, Jan 07: Meghalaya High Court additional judge Justice SR Sen was elevated as the Judge of the High Court on Tuesday morning. He was sworn – in as the Judge by the Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice PC Pant in a simple ceremony at the High Court premises.
Family of Justice Sen besides senior lawyers and senior government officials were present during the oath taking ceremony on Tuesday.

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Kejriwal’s ‘austerity measures’ are ‘populist strategies’: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Jan 07: While the entire nation is hailing the “austerity measures” taken by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that include not staying in official bungalow nor using red beacon, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, on the other hand, termed such decision as ‘populist strategies’.
Speaking to journalist on Tuesday here, Dr Sangma said, “I should say this is a populist strategy by some people”.
He opined that there is no need to replicate somebody else’s approach and that there are certain convention and practices which are based on the ‘necessity’.

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North East enthralls audience at 81st Sivagiri Theerthadana

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Shillong, Jan 07: The North East was at the centre stage on December 31, 2013, and January 1, 2014, at the 81st Sivagiri Theerthadana celebrations at Varkala in Kerala.
A cultural troupe of 16 students from St George Higher Secondary School, Nongmynsong, Shillong, who performed eight traditional dances of the eight North Eastern states left the audience of well beyond five lakh mesmerized and gasping for more. The dances were not all showed live all across the venue that had large screens at regular intervals but was live on air on a national television channel.

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ILP and militancy dominates 2013

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SHILLONG, Dec 28: The state of Meghalaya has witnessed violence – marred movement over the demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, militancy problem in Garo Hills, police casualties and human rights violation besides killings in the name of ‘menshohnoh’  during the year 2013.
The Congress - led coalition state government experienced the worst ever anti-government protest over the demand for immediate implementation of the 140 year old Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation Act, 1873, to contain unabated illegal influx into the state from September.

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HNLC dedicates New Year to ‘Poor’, vows to fight price rise

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Shillong, Jan 07: Terming the year 2014 as “The Year Of The Poor”, the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has decided to dedicate its services for the upliftment of the poor.
HNLC publicity Secretary, Saiñkupar Nongtraw, Tuesday said the decision was taken in Council’s Central Command meeting on Monday. 

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Militancy in Garo Hills: The changing story of a ‘Demand Note’

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TURA, Dec 28: The demand note menace has been an all pervading event in the Garo Hills region, with everyone coming under its purview of late. The situation was not the same earlier, but the changing dynamics seem to have altered the concept of money collection of the groups. The change in situation has been evolving through the years and as of now has become a bane for not only those with the ability to pay, but also those that don’t.
With the advent of militancy, the originals were of the opinion that the balance in society needed to be maintained. They would try and emulate the story of Robin Hood and his merry men, taking from the rich and giving to the poor. This however began to change with even the original ANVC team, which began the process. While the original thought may have been noble, the current situation is anything but complete contrast.

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CMJ University - Making Meghalaya nosedive on educational front

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Shillong, Dec 28: One of the biggest controversies to hit this year was the CMJ University that shook the state as there are allegations that big political names are also involved in the scam. The episode also shattered the sobriquet of Shillong as the hub of education for North East.
The alleged selling of fake university degrees to students all over the country broke out when former Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary tightened the screw in his capacity as Visitor to the university. The Supreme Court of India has already directed the state government to dissolve the university within three months, also asking the university to explain why it should not be dissolved within the same period, while dismissing a petition filed by its founder Chancellor CM Jha – on whom it is named.

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