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MHA frowns on use of plastic replicas of National Flag

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory against the use of national flags which are made of plastic.
This advisory has been issued ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 next wherein the MHA has pointed out that since plastic flags are not easily biodegradable like paper flags, these do not get decomposed for a long time and ensuring appropriate disposal of National Flags made of plastic commensurate with dignity of the flag, is a practical problem.

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Hate speech slur against John Leslee

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TURA, Aug 13: Independent candidate, John Leslee K Sangma, was issued a show cause notice on August 11 for an alleged case of hate speech that the former legislator made during the run up to the ongoing by-elections to South Tura constituency.
A case on the hate speech was filed by the National People’s Party (NPP) general secretary, Mathias N Marak against John on the matter with the election commission with an explanation sought from the former legislator.

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Tribal Chiefs urge for sub committees on codifying customary laws

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: Seeking a comprehensive process of codification of the customary laws of the different Himas, the tribal chieftains of Meghalaya have urged the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to constitute sub – committees to be headed by the Councils members.
In a memorandum submitted to the KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla here on Monday, the chairman of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) John F Kharshiing said, “We urge the present executive committee to constitute sub-committees by MDCs for codifying the customary laws of the different Himas under the council’s jurisdiction.”

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2 inquiries to probe allegations of police brutality

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WILLIAMNAGAR, Aug 13: The death of a teacher, allegedly after a severe case of custodial beating will see two inquiries taking place to ascertain what exactly had happened which led to the man’s death.
Hilliary Ch Momin, a teacher in a local school was allegedly beaten up by a group of policemen, led by In-charge of Dagal Outpost in East Garo Hills on August 4. Allegedly the beatings were so severe that the teacher suffered internal injuries which ultimately led to his death, a week after the incident.

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Govt gauging pros and cons of Khasi Lineage Amendment Bill

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is presently gauging the positive and negative aspects of the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) (Second Amendment) Bill which was passed by the KHADC recently.
Informing this here on Monday, a senior government official said, “We are currently examining the bill. We would also be seeking the views of the Law department on the bill.”

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Ampareen appointed MAIPC prez

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: East Shillong Congress MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh has been appointed as the President of the Meghalaya Chapter of the All India Professionals’ Congress (MAIPC).
“I look forward to work with the team in our state,” said Ampareen Lyngdoh on the appointment as the president of the MAIPC.

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PWD to answer for condition of Shillong – Dawki road

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SHILLONG, Aug 13: The State government’s Public Works Department (PWD) has been given four weeks to file a report on the latest status of the condition of the National Highway-40 Shillong to Dawki road.
In an order issued here on Monday, the division bench of the Meghalaya High Court comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice SR Sen said, “We adjourn the matter for four weeks so as to enable the Engineering Wing to make every effort to complete the work in parts whenever they will find suitable weather conditions and file latest status on the next date.”

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