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UDP demands reduction in wine-store license issuance

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SHILLONG, March 18: Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has urged the State government to reduce issuing of license for wine-stores in the state and ensure that they are not located near educational or religious institutions.
Participating in the debate on Governor’s address during the ongoing Budget Session here on Monday, UDP legislator from Sohra, Titos Chyne said, “Government needs to reduce issuing license to wine-stores in the state especially in the capital city.”

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9th Meghalaya legislative Assembly yet to get LO

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SHILLONG, March 18: The Meghalaya Peoples Forum (MPF), a conglomeration of smaller parties and Independent MLAs in state’s Opposition bench, was denied due recognition by Meghalaya Speaker AT Mondal on Monday here.
The United Democratic Party (UDP) which leads the forum has only eight members, two short of the conventional number (1/6 of the House or 10 members) to enable having its leader be recognized as the Leader of Opposition (LO) by the Speaker.

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Education system in state failed, corroded: Paul

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SHILLONG, March 18: Opposition UDP on Monday asked the state government to re-visit the objectives of the ‘education-system’ while tackling increased crimes against women besides evolving a mechanism to counter influx in the state.

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A constituency where people fear to meet their representative

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SHILLONG, March 17: What could be more worse for a public representative than his people fearing him, the very same people who elected him to power. But this is happening in Garo Hills, specifically in Gambegre constituency in West Garo Hills.
Electorates from the Gambegre constituency fear to meet or even talk about their legislator, Independent legislator Saleng A Sangma, who was also the C&RD minister in the previous government. But this fear is not created by Saleng but the militants, who oppose the young legislator. In fact, prior to the state assembly election 2013 on February 23, some of his supporters were beaten up by militants and some even killed and others were instructed to vote for Congress instead of the independent legislator.

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Opposition MLAs troubled over electricity services

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SHILLONG, March 18: The issue of anomalies in power supply especially with the recent wave of power cuts in the state was picked up by the Opposition MLAs on Monday, who expressed their deep concern over the power scenario in the state especially in Garo hills and Jaintia hills region and demanded the government to take immediate steps on the matter.
“Power is a big disappointment in the state particularly with the recent total collapse of power in Garo hills and Jaintia hills which calls for immediate attention detection of the flaws,” UDP working president, Paul Lyngdoh said while participating in the debate on Governor’s Address during the Budget Session here on Monday.

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Meghalaya, Assam candidates dispatched for Army training

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Shillong, March 18: Meghalaya and Assam Candidates selected for enrolment in the Army at Tura in August 2012 were dispatched for training on Monday by the Recruiting Office (HQ) Shillong, in the presence of their parents.
Out of 131 candidates selected for recruitment in the Army, 100 candidates have already joined various Regimental Centers all over the country. The parents and other relatives of 13 candidates were invited for the first time to witness this momentous day in the lives of their sons and brothers.

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Williamnagar Rape: Shamed once more

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Williamnagar, March 17: The town of Williamnagar was shamed once more, when another minor girl was gang raped in what is now drawing a lot of scrutiny. On March 9 last, police arrested one Francis Sangma, who has been charged with rape of a minor girl. The police stated that another 3 of the culprits are still at large after the incident. The incident happened on the Williamnagar – Tura road near Rongjeng at a place called Rongmil.

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