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Police claims suicide, CSWO differs, demands CBI inquiry

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SHILLONG, Jan 28: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) on Wednesday demanded an independent inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the recent death of a Police Sub-Inspector, who the Organization suspects was murdered even as police allege that he had shot himself.
Submitting a memorandum to the Home Minister Roshan Warjri here on Wednesday, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said, “The government should immediately institute an independent inquiry by the CBI into the sudden death of the Sub Inspector, Pearlystone Joshua Marbaniang, an officer-in-charge Patharkmah outpost in Ri Bhoi district.” Kharshiing has also demanded a probe into what she has termed as the ‘frequent transfer’ of the deceased cop.

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Disillusioned by infighting, MPCC Vice President resigns

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SHILLONG, Jan 28: A senior Congress leader and former minister KK Dkhar on Wednesday handed in his resignation letter from the post of the Vice President of the Meghalaya Congress Pradesh Congress Party (MPCC) even as he attributed the reason for his resignation to the ‘frequent infighting’ within the party.
In his letter to the MPCC president DD Lapang, Dkhar said, “After a careful thought and understanding, I have decided to resign from the post of a vice president of the MPCC.”
He has also mentioned the problem of frequent infighting among the leaders and others as the main reasons behind his decision to quit the party.

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CEM’s apology fails to convince Judiciary

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SHILLONG, Jan 27: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Adelbert Nongrum on Tuesday tendered his apology before the Meghalaya High Court for his alleged derogatory statement against the judiciary even as the single bench has referred the case to the Division Bench.
“The Court has put the case before the Division Bench in which the date for the hearing is yet to be fixed,” a senior advocate appearing for Nongrum, HS Thangkhiew told pressmen after the hearing here on Tuesday.
Refused to divulge the details on the hearing since the order of the court on Tuesday’s hearing is still awaited, he however said, the case against Nongrum will continue.

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Mukul inaugurates ‘State of the Art’ Motor Vehicle Section of ITI

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SHILLONG, Jan 27: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Tuesday inaugurated the ‘State of the Art’ Mechanic (Motor Vehicle) Section of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here at Rynjah, which is a joint collaboration of Labour Department, Government of Meghalaya and Tata Motors Private Limited in a programme organized by the Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training, Labour Department, Shillong.

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HYC demands executive order empowering traditional heads

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SHILLONG, Jan 28: A delegation of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) on Wednesday met the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) demanding an executive order to empower the traditional heads.
“We demanded the Council to immediately pass an executive order to empower the traditional heads in the region,” HYC president Peter Lawai said after the meeting.
According to him, the HYC had also made similar request to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on the issue.

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Only Governor can disqualify elected representatives: KHADC

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SHILLONG, Jan 27: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) said that the Governor is the only ‘authority’ to disqualify members of the Legislative Assembly as well as the District Council.
“The question as to disqualification of a sitting member of the Legislative Assembly and disqualification of member of District Council (MDC) shall be referred for decision to the Governor, who shall give the final decision according to law,” Secretary to the Executive Committee (EC) of the KHADC Weljune Syiemlieh said in his reply submitted to the Meghalaya High Court.
His reply was to a PIL filed by the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) on October last year seeking the disqualification of eight legislators who are ‘dual post holders’.

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India, US achieve 'breakthrough' in civil n-deal

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS): India and the United States Sunday reached "a breakthrough" on issues holding up their civil nuclear cooperation and agreed to move towards commercial cooperation of their landmark civil nuclear deal that was initialled by the then leaders of the two countries on July 18, 2005.
US President Barack Obama said at his joint media interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their summit-level talks here that the two countries had reached breakthrough on two pending issues on the nuclear deal. Modi said that, six years after the deal was formallly signed, the two countries have were "moving towards commerical cooperation.."

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