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NPP dares Mukul to undergo probe on militant nexus

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SHILLONG, May 23: Fresh on the heels of the allegation made by the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) that the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma had sought its support for the ensuing 2018 state polls, the National People’s Party (NPP) has dared Dr. Sangma to accept an investigation to be carried out by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on any politico – militant nexus.

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IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near Indo-China border

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Guwahati, May 23 (IANS): An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots on board went missing from near the Indo-China border in Assam on Tuesday morning.
The Sukhoi took off from the IAF Tezpur air base, located only about 400 km from Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, on a routine training mission.

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FKJGP threatens Dhar Construction with legal action over road repair

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SHILLONG, May 23: Members of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) have slammed Dhar Construction which is implementing the repair of the road in Upper Shillong to Lummawbah while opining that the company is indulging in substandard work.
“In spite of the road being repaired only about a month ago, potholes have already emerged which raises the question as to how the work was conducted by the company,” FKJGP, Upper Shillong (US) Circle vice president, Mac Donald Kharkongor said here on Tuesday.

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St George School takes a step towards excellence

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SHILLONG, May 23: Changing mindset and achieving new milestone in the field of education is St George School, Nongmynsong –which sprang from mediocrity to excellence by securing the top position over top notch institutions of the state in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) results declared by MBOSE on Tuesday.
It was unlike any other school day for the Principal, staff and teachers of St George School, Nongmynsong on Tuesday as laughter, dance and songs echoed in celebration of the feat achieved by one of its student Duyu Asung who aced the top twenty list in the SSLC 2017 results securing a total marks of 568 out of 600 with letters in all the subjects breaking the merit pattern by overtaking elite schools like St Anthony’s, St Mary’s, Sherwood School in Tura besides others.

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Need to introspect on negativity surrounding matrilineal society: Michael Syiem

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SHILLONG, May 23: The Convener of the Mait Shaphrang Movement (MSM), Michael Syiem has called for introspection while expressing his concern over the slew of negative writing that have come up against the matrilineal system followed in Meghalaya.
“If we take note of these writings, which also reflects the turmoil and problems in our society and we introspect, then only we can find the causes and work out solutions,” Syiem told reporters on Tuesday.

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WGH resident found using 3 EPICs

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TURA, May 23: As if the problem of dual voter identity cards was not enough, an NGO of New Bhaitbari in West Garo Hills has unearthed a case wherein one of the residents of the district has been using as many as 3 of these Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPICs).
The Anti Corruption League (ACL) in a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of WGH, Pravin Bakshi put forward proof against one Taizul Islam who is the son of Khoda Boksha and an inhabitant of Santipur under Mankachar in South Salmara of Assam with EPIC id number JBM2204366.

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Former Congress members join NPP

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SHILLONG, May 23: The ranks of the National People’s Party (NPP) were bolstered on Tuesday through the joining of two former members of the Congress party.
Former MLAs Snomik Kalwing and Rev G Lyngdoh along with 18 others from Jirang constituency were officially welcomed at a meeting of the NPP held here in the presence of its national chief Conrad K Sangma.

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