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Adelbert has issues against Garos living in Khasi Hills: ANVC(B)

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Shillong, June 20: The ANVC(B) has expressed ‘shock’ and condemned KHNAM MDC Adelbert Nongrum’s statement that Garos should be barred from taking part in KHADC polls, while implying that the statement demeans the presence of Garos in Khasi Hills.
“How could Nongrum raise such sensitive issue hurting the sentiments of the Garos, specially those living in Khasi Hills,” asked ANVC(B) Publicity Secretary, Doang D. Shira through a press communiqué on Thursday stressing that “Nongrum made it a point that he has issues against Garos living in Khasi Hills.”

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30 power cuts per day, FKJGP threatens agitation

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Tura, June 20: Angered by the frequent power cuts within the town of Phulbari, the Federation of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Phulbari Circle, has threatened to start an agitation if the situation is not rectified. With electricity being more absent than present through the day, the town of Phulbari has been left in darkness for most of the day and night.

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MDCs demand paper ballot for KHADC election

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SHILLONG, June 20: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) MDCs Wednesday favoured reverting back to the secret ballot paper instead of the newly introduced Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) during the forthcoming MDC election next year as most of the council’s members feels voiced their doubts on the EVMs efficiency as they felt it was inconsistent.

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Fighting crimes against women, Judiciary system at grassroots-level: KHADC

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SHILLONG, June 19: Apprehensive over the rising crimes against women in matrilineal state, Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday has decided to empower its judiciary system at the “grassroots-level”.
Replying to a motion at the second day of the budget session, KHADC chief Pynshngainlang N Syiem informed the house that villages falling under the Councils’s jurisdiction would soon strengthen the village courts.

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Mukul wants ‘Bio - digester toilet technology’ for Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, June 20: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has suggested signing of an MoU between Meghalaya government, DRDO, CIPS and FICCI as implementing partner in the “bio - digester toilet technology” after a presentation was made before him on Wednesday by the DRDO in Delhi.
The DRDO has come up with an innovative technology for sanitation which can replace the conventional septic-tank model of sanitation by innovative bio-digester tanks using anaerobic micro-organism which is superior but cheaper than the septic-tank model.

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IBDLP off to a rousing start, Ganol first target

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Tura, June 20: The Integrated Basin Development and Livelihoods Promotion (IBDLP), the flagship program of the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma led MUA II government has been slowly and steadily progressing towards a successful start in the West Garo Hills. With the administration working overtime to see things worked out the way it is supposed to be, the first part of the process has already started rolling.

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District Council must oppose community land acquisition by Govt: NGOs

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Sit in protest staged

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SHILLONG, June 19: State influential NGOs on Wednesday staged a sit in protest at the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) premises, demanding that the Council must intervene and pass a resolution to stop the acquisition process by the government.

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