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Motor Cycle Display wows public at HQ 101 Jubilee celebrations

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SHILLONG, April 20: A large crowd witnessed breath taking displays by the army motor cycle team during the Golden jubilee celebrations of HQ 101 area at Polo ground Shillong, here on Saturday.

The world record holding Motor Cycle Display Team of the Corps of Military Police popularly known as the “SHWET ASHW” performed as the main event of the day.

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Tribal Council of Chief oppose 6th Schedule amendments

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SHILLONG, April 19: The proposed amendments to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is being subjected to opposition again as the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya(GCCM) on Friday expressed discontent  over the matter.

In a meeting of the Meghalaya’s Grand Council of Chiefs on April 19, the institution has resolved to file a petition with the Centre to strongly oppose the proposed move by the MHA for amendments to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The institution was of the opinion that the proposed amendments violate principles on which the tribal Institutions in Meghalaya are formed.

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Trinamool all set to expand base in Northeast

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SHILLONG, April 19: The opening of accounts in the form of 4 elected representatives of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the Manipur Legislative Assembly elections had sparked discussions over whether the Mamata Banerjee led TMC will spread its wings in the northeastern part of the country for 2014 Lok Sabha General Election.

Similar speculations arose before the recently concluded Meghalaya Assembly February 23 polls of 2013. The initial news was that the party will be fielding candidate for the elections; this was coupled and affirmed by visit of few grand TMC chiefs.

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Sanbor re-elected as Meghalaya Dy Speaker unopposed

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SHILLONG, April 18: Meghalaya state NCP legislator Sanbor Shullai was re-elected to the post of Meghalaya Deputy Speaker for second consecutive terms on Thursday and created a history of sort by becoming the first legislator to be re-elected to the post for the second term. He was elected unopposed as the Opposition did not field any candidate to contest for the post.

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Assam seeks ban extension for militant outfits

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SHILLONG, April 19: The Assam government, while submitting documentary evidences on the activities of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 stated that it wants that the ban on these organizations be extended.

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Northeast girls alleges harassment at work place in Delhi

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DIMAPUR, April 19: North East Helpline, an organization set up to cater to grievance for Northeastern people serving in metro cities like Delhi has reported a case of alleged harassment of two northeastern girls at the Magique Restaurant in Saket, Delhi.

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Govt pushes through amended Lokayukta bill despite opposition

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SHILLONG, April 18: The Congress -led MUA II coalition government on Thursday pushed through the Meghalaya Lokayukta (Amendment) bill, 2013 despite stiff opposition in the Assembly.
However, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma assured the House that further amendments will be made to strengthen the Lokayukta.

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