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MLA threatens indefinite hunger – strike if GHSMC activists not released

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SHILLONG, Sept 20: Chokpot legislator and GNC leader Clifford R Marak has threatened to stage indefinite hunger – strike if the arrested volunteers of Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) are not released ‘unconditionally’ before September 25.
The legislator has threatened to stage the hunger strike front of the Chief Minister’s residence in Tura.

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Governance chaotic as steel frame has rusted, says SC

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New Delhi, Sept 19 (IANS): The Supreme Court Thursday said India's governance would not have faced a chaotic situation had the bureaucracy not allowed itself - the "steel frame" of the state - to be rusted.
"We have separation of power. A strong neutral bureaucracy and a steel frame bureaucracy" and "administration will run if an honest advice is given and government acts on it", said the green bench of Justice A.K.Patnaik, Justice S.S.Nijjar and Justice Fakir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, recalling the words of the constitution's framers.

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3-in-1 problem rocks MUA-II

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Rishabh Roy
SHILLONG, Sept 19: Meghalaya is plagued with multiple problems at the moment and whether the present MUA-II government will be able to maintain peace amidst chaos is a matter of serious concern. With almost every day some innocents’ shops being reduced to ashes besides vehicles and properties destroyed by vested interest, it is going to be an acid test for the ruling government to prevent the erstwhile “flare-ups” from taking place once again in the state.

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Laborer escapes from being torched

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SHILLONG, Sept 19: Masked miscreants on Wednesday evening assaulted two labourers and even went to the extent of pouring petrol on one of the labourers at Umshing Mawkynroh under Mawlai Police Station.
The incident happened at around 5.30 pm when the masked miscreants assaulted Nazrul Ali and Rahan Ali and even poured petrol on Nazul Ali at their labor camp. Luckily, both the labourers managed to escape.

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Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant is new Megh Chief Justice

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SHILLONG, Sept 19: Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant will be sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court on Friday at a ceremony to be held at Raj Bhavan.
Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul will administer the oath of office to the newly appointed Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice.

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Office picketing evokes response only in East and West Khasi Hills

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SHILLONG, Sept 19: Even as the office picketing crippled functioning of the state, central government offices beside banks, miscreants attempted to set ablaze three shops in Bishnupur at around 4.30 pm on Thursday.
The three shops however were not damaged by fire, police said. The shops belonged to Shyam, Ramesh Sharma and Samsher Nongrum.
As for the statewide office picketing sponsored by the pro ILP activists, it was effective in Khasi and Jaintia hills districts but the total shutdown in Garo hills was also because of the four – day bandh called by the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) fighting for a separate Garoland.

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Meghalaya’s 2000 year-old iron producing industry neglected

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Shillong, Sept 19: The iron smelting industry in Meghalaya has not lived up to its expectations even though people from Khasi Hills learnt the art of iron smelting 2000 years back.
Despite no archeological evidences of iron-age having been discovered in the Khasi Hills so far, however, evidence of iron smelting in Khasi Hills has been radiocarbon dated to two thousand years.

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