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AYC Tikrikilla raises issue of proxy teachers, absentees

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TURA, May 19: The Achik Youth Council (AYC), Tikrikilla has raised the issue of absentee teachers as well as those working on proxy after visits to various schools in and around the area led to the shocking revelation.
“We want to make competent authorities aware of the fact that there are a lot of illegal practices going on in remote schools,” said convenor, Walseng Sangma.

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Tripura reserves 10% police posts for women

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AGARTALA, May 19 (IANS): Tripura’s BJP government, in a significant decision on Saturday, reserved 10 per cent posts in its police force for women to deal more efficiently with crimes related to them, a minister said.
“From now onwards, 10 per cent posts would be reserved in all types of recruitment in police force for women. Currently there is four per cent women police personnel in the Tripura Police force,” Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said after a cabinet meeting.

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Drug peddler arrested along with stash in Tura

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TURA, May 19: A drug peddler was arrested on Saturday morning after a raid in his house led to the recovery of a huge stash of drugs.
Tobit G Momin (37), a resident of Upper Babupara area in the town of Tura was arrested by the police in connection with the case following the recovery of drugs from his possession.

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BJP attempting to twist anti defection law: Congress

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SHILLONG, May 18: The Congress party in Meghalaya has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to twist the anti – defection law through unfair means while referring to the current poitical situation in Karnataka.
“The BJP is even trying to twist the anti-defection law and this is where in the years to come our democracy will face some unwanted things. Many things will happen if we keep twisting the law through unfair means,” Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Celestine Lyngdoh at the sidelines of a protest against what the Congress here has termed as the ‘murder of democracy’.

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NFR to seek resumption of stalled Ri Bhoi railway project

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SHILLONG, May 19: The North East Frontier Railways (NFR) is seeking the resumption of the stalled railway project in Ri –Bhoi district and will soon seek the intervention of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government on this issue.
This was informed by a NFR official here on Saturday who said that this issue will soon be discussed with the National People’s Party (NPP) led MDA government of Meghalaya.

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All Catholic bishops in Chile resign over sex scandal

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Santiago, May 19 (IANS): In an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic church every bishop in Chile has offered his resignation to Pope Francis, in a case involving sex abuse scandal, media reported.
Thirty one active bishops and three retired bishops on Friday announced their resignation after a three-day emergency summit at the Vatican to discuss Chile's sex abuse scandal.

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MPCC urges Prez to safeguard democratic principles

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SHILLONG, May 18: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has urged the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind to ensure that the democratic principles of India are safeguarded and that the sanctity of the Constitution of India is maintained.
The MPCC had made this appeal in regard to the current political situation in Karnataka, whereby it had submitted a memorandum to the President.

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