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RG Lyngdoh appointed as VC of MLCU

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SHILLONG, APRIL 25: Putting an end to all the speculations of former Minister Robert G Lyngdoh planning to jump in the fray for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from the Shillong seat, he will instead be donning the role of the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) from July 1 onwards.
MLCU Chancellor Dr KM Shyamprasad made the announcement during the board meeting of the Governors on Thursday. Glenn C Kharkongor, the first VC of MLCU will be the Pro Chancellor of the University.

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Govt to turn 400 schools earthquake resistant

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SHILLONG, April 25: With Meghalaya being classified under high activity seismic zone coupled with the recent tremors it has experienced, the state government is all set to identify 400 schools in the state under the Non-Structural Litigation Measures (NSLM) to ensure students safety during times of sudden natural calamity.

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Unannounced MeECL load shedding irks Shillongites

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SHILLONG, April 25: The unannounced load shedding being undertaken by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) since Wednesday has irked many citizens of Shillong city.
The office of Meghalaya Times received numerous calls on Thursday with people from various localities enquiring about the timings for these load shedding.

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Cameras banned in Sikkim Assembly

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Gangtok, April 24: The Pawan Chamling government has banned the media from using video and still cameras inside the Sikkim Legislative Assembly. The gag issued by the government has triggered doubts on the government’s keenness to hide something in the annual budget session from the people.  

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CCIB demands ‘status quo’ on Land Swap Deal with Bangladesh

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SHILLONG, April 25: Meghalaya’s conglomeration of NGOs under the banner of the Co-ordination Committee on International Border (CCIB) on Thursday asked the Centre to keep on hold tabling of the ‘Land Swap Deal’ in the current Parliament’s Budget Session even as it demanded fresh survey to be conducted along the borders with neighboring Bangladesh.

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GNLA falling apart, leader assassinated

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Rumors of Sohan contemplating surrender fly high


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Shillong, April 24: The infighting among the  leaders in Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) has been exposed publically with two area commanders grouping up to kill another area commander and hanging his body from a tree in Garo Hills to amass more wealth.
Highly placed sources informed that the GNLA Area Commander of Resubelpara area of North Garo Hills district, Jongson, was killed by the other Area Commander of Resubelpara, Piliport, and Williamnagar Area Commander, Jimmy, in the thick jungles of Dainadubi area.

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Army stunt show leaves polo ground in a mess

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SHILLONG, April 24: Polo grounds, which is home to football enthusiast as well as professional in Shillong city to improve their skills in the sport, have been damaged by the breath-taking motor cycle stunt display on April 20 by the Army personnel here as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of Headquarters 101 Area and has raised various questions among the young denizens who go and practice football daily in the ground.

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