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NGOs seek CCTV footage

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Shillong, March 26: Following the arrest of the CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing on Tuesday morning, who was later released on regular bail, various NGOs of the state have asked the state government to provide them with the CCTV footage of Secretariat, on the basis of which the social activist was arrested.

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Govt sanctions Rs 24.10 crore, AMPSTA suspends stir

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SHILLONG, March 26: The All Meghalaya Primary School Teachers Association (AMPSTA) on Tuesday suspended their stir after the release of grant - in - aid for payment of salaries for the non-government and lower primary school teachers.
State government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 24.10 crore in order to clear the pending salaries of over 3000 primary schoolteachers in the state following stiff opposition from several quarters on the delay.

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Priesthood is a gift of god: Archbishop Jala

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Shillong, March 26: Hundreds of Catholics in the city celebrated the Mass of Chrism at the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Church at Laitumkhrah on Tuesday evening. The mass was offered by Shillong’s Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB, in the presence of almost 170 priests of the archdiocese.

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Meghalaya High Court with first woman Chief Justice becomes operational

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SHILLONG, March 25: Chief Justice of India (CJI), Altamas Kabir on Monday inaugurated the new ‘Meghalaya High Court’, dedicating it to the people of the state even as he said that this is a fulfillment of an overdue pledge in the Constitution.
Apart from Meghalaya, the CJI also inaugurated Manipur High Court while inauguration of Tripura High Court is scheduled for Tuesday.
According to him, the inauguration of the three High Courts in India’s North East is a fulfillment of an overdue pledge in the Constitution that each state should have its own High Court.

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MAF stages ‘silent protest’

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Shillong, March 26: The Meghalaya Artists’ Forum (MAF) on Tuesday staged a one-day silent protest to oppose the proposed closure of Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre in Shillong city.
Notably, the Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre in Shillong was set up in 2007 to promote and provide the adequate required platform for exposure to local talents of the region.

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Rajya Sabha Bye-Election for Meghalaya on April 18

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Shillong, March 25: The Election Commission has decided to hold a Bye-election to the Council of States (Member of Parliament) or Rajya Sabha from Meghalaya on April 18.
A vacancy in Upper House of Parliament of India was created due to the resignation of the sitting member Thomas Sangma, on February 4, 2013, whose term of office was upto April 12, 2014.

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Mother files complaint against Ganesh Das hospital for infant’s death

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SHILLONG, March 25: A 22 - year old aggrieved mother has filed a police complaint against the Ganesh Das hospital for allegedly being responsible for the death of her new born baby due of negligence during the caesarean operation.
Mondabeka Marngar of Myriaw village in West Khasi hills district filed an FIR with the Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) on Monday urging the police to exhume the baby and punish the erring doctors and those involved as per law.
In her complaint, Marngar alleged, “There was a gross negligence on the part of the doctors who have conducted the operation on me. They have killed my child due to their negligence.”

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