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45 % candidates rejected due to mistakes in filing OMR sheets

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SHILLONG, Aug 08: A whopping 45 percent candidates were rejected during recruitment as Armed Branch (AB) Constable in Meghalaya Police due to errors in filing their details in the Optical Magnetic Reader (OMR) answer sheets.
After clearing their Physical Examination Test (PET), a total of 10,322 candidates appeared for the written examination; 5661 or about 54 per cent passed the exam. But another 4653 candidates were rejected for different errors in filing the OMR.

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Pressure groups to up their ante for ILP implementation

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SHILLONG, Aug 08: In their continued campaign for speedy implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, Meghalaya’s pressure groups on Thursday said that they would hold a public meeting and a rally to Main Secretariat on August 16, to pressurize the government on the issue.

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MeECL clears pending dues to NTPC

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SHILLONG, Aug 08: Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd (MeECL) has on Thursday paid a total amount of Rs 3.49 crore to clear the pending dues to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
The payment was made following a notice issued by the NTPC recently asking the MeECL to clear its pending dues within three days time, failing which the power producer would stop the power supply to the state of Meghalaya.

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Rs 10 Lakh School building complete ‘only’ on paper

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TURA, Aug 07: The A’chik Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO), which has been working towards exposing corruption within the region, came out with a devastating revelation about an incomplete school for which the sanctioned amount has been withdrawn but nothing has been built on the ground. The school in question is the Machangpani Secondary School near Dalu, for which an amount of Rs 10 lakh was sanctioned for the construction of a new building through central schemes, but the total amount has been withdrawn with only posts for buildings.

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21 apprehended for assaulting shopkeepers during 12-hr GH bandh

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Tura, Aug 08: The bandh called by the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) for the demand for a separate state for the Garos was successful in almost the whole of Garo Hills (GH) region, though the plain belt remained open in anticipation of Idd, the major festival of the Muslims. It passed of peacefully in almost all places except for one incident which saw 21 people detained by the police for beating up 3 people in Phulbari, where they went to forcefully enforce the bandh in the area.

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Meghalaya Police personnel narrowly escape bomb blast in EGH

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SHILLONG, Aug 07: Meghalaya police personnel on Wednesday had a narrow escape when a bomb planted by the dreaded Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) exploded in a remote village of East Garo Hills (EGH) district.
The bomb planted by the GNLA militants went off near the Nengkhra – Williamnagar road, when the police personnel were travelling, district Superintendent of Police (SP) JFK Marak said.

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8815 college students yet to receive Post Metric Scholarship

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SHILLONG, Aug 07: Even after lapse of more than a year, around 8815 college students are yet to receive their ‘Post Metric Scholarship’ (PMS) to Schedule Tribe (2010-2011). The revelation was made in an RTI filed by the Meghalaya Peoples’ United Front (MPUF).
The MPUF now has threatened to complain to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs if the Meghalaya government fails to release the pending scholarships within three months time.

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