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Government sets up 7th Central Pay Commission

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NEW DELHI, Sept 25 (IANS): An estimated eight million central government employees and pensioners can now look forward to higher emoluments with the constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), which the government announced on Wednesday.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016," Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a statement.

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Six police personnel injured in pro-ILP demonstration

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: Six police personnel were injured when an impromptu procession staged by the pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) women organizations turned violent at Mothphran after the sit-in-demonstration held at students’ field on Wednesday.
Pro - ILP activists pelted stones at Mothphran injuring six security personnel that included a senior officer from the 6th MLP Battalion and five women police personnel including a Sub Inspector.

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Where is this congressman heading

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: In Meghalaya today right from the ruling party that is running the government, the opposition are trying breathlessly to occupy the CM’s chair. In one hand the congress led MUA-II is in a state of internal dissidence whereas on the other hand the opposition is throwing tantrums and statements about the government. And whether the congress dissidence members also have any backstage ‘handshake’ with the opposition is there to be reckoned with since this is nothing impossible in politics in the country and particularly in this state.

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Petrol bomb hurled at Addl CS house, former KSU leader attacked

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: A petrol bomb was hurled at the private house of Meghalaya Additional Chief Secretary (CS), Deb Burman on Wednesday night at around 11 pm by unknown miscreants.
The private house is located at Mawngap, Shillong, and is currently under construction.
Contractor of the house and former Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Ri-Bhoi, Vice President, Batkupar Nongrum alias Bobby, who was on his way to the site after receiving the news in his car, was pelted stones at in Langkyrding wherein the front windshield of his vehicle completely damaged.


 

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Ambulances reluctant to ferry patients during road blockades

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NONGSTOIN, Sept 25: Owing to the night road blockade accompanied with various cases of arson and stone pelting incidents and the recent damages caused to the ambulance belonging to Nongstoin Regional Local Taxi Owner and Driver Association (NRLTODA), it has made all ambulances reluctant to ferry patients during the hours of night road blockade.

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I&B Minister assures to take up MEPA cause

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: A delegation of the Meghalaya Editor's & Publisher's Association (MEPA) on Wednesday met the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister, Manish Tewari, and apprised him of the numerous burning issues currently faced by the journalists and publishers in the state. To which, the Minister assured full support and address these issues in an expeditious manner.

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Mother Mary sheds blood tears in Garo Hills

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Shillong, Sept 24: In a miraculous incident Mother Mary was found shedding blood tears in Tura’s Rongkhon village. The village is located about 5 kilometers from Tura, West Garo Hills.
One Lakme Sangma found the statue with blood tears on Monday morning.

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