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Mizoram Poll date changed

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AIZAWL, Oct 23: The date of Mizoram Assembly Election has been preponed following strong opposition from the various organizations including religious institutions in Mizoram.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) in its notification has said that instead of December 4, the state will now go to the poll on November 25.

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Meghalaya to regulate mining soon

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Shillong, Oct 23: To combat rampant mining in the state, Meghalaya government will soon have regulations in place instead of blanket ban on sand mining so that alternative options for earning livelihood for those involved in sand mining activity is provided.
Speaking to reporters on the sideline of a review meeting of the government on Wednesday, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “It is not necessary to ban but what is required is regulation of all these activities.”

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President seeks urgent innovative changes in India’s higher education

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SHILLONG, Oct 22: Without a single Indian University featuring in the top 200 World University list in recent memory or an Indian scholar bagging the Nobel Prize in the past 80 years, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, Tuesday expressed regret that slump in India’s higher education must be corrected with “urgent innovative changes.”
Addressing the 21st Convocation of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here, Mukherjee said, higher education in India “cannot be allowed to continue in a routine fashion any longer.” He told the gathering that India needs an urgent introduction of innovative changes in its centers of higher education. “Core problems have to be addressed expeditiously,” the President said.

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9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly with President

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President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, with MLAs of Meghalaya in Shillong on Monday


 

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Shillongites defy HNLC bandh

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Massive crowd at Khyndailad attends the “Free Your Mind” concert on Tuesday as a mark of protest and defiance to the 36-hour bandh called by the proscribed HNLC. (Photo by Shafique Nagi)


 

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PCF’s nominates Rev Basaiawmoit for Shillong Parliamentary Seat

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SHILLONG, Oct 22: At a meeting convened at the Khasi National Durbar Hall, Mawkhar, Shillong, the People’s Candidate Forum (PCF) has decided to nominated Rev. (Dr) PBM Basaiawmoit as the Forum’s candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha (LS) election from Shillong Parliamentary seat.

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Have dialogue with NGOs, President advises MUA-II Govt

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Mukherjee bats for longer Assembly Session, discussing all issues, avoiding disruptions
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SHILLONG, Oct 21: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked the Meghalaya Government to engage in dialogue with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and settle issues, as these groups are an integral part of the Indian democracy and express views of the people.
Addressing legislators at the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Mukherjee during his maiden visit to the State as President said apart from the Parliament and State Assemblies, independent judiciary, a free press and civil society are equally important for India’s democracy to sustain.

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