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Pro ILP groups threaten to set up own entry – exit points

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: Accusing the state government of delaying the construction of the entry and exit points in Meghalaya, 13 pro – Inner Line Permit (ILP) groups have threatened to take up this task themselves.
The decision was announced at the sit-in-demonstration organized as part of the groups’ first phase of agitation held at the parking lot near the Additional Secretariat here in the city on Thursday.
Hundreds of activists from the different organizations which include the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) and others participated in the protest.

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Mukul terms transfer of police officers as ‘irregular’

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: Alleging that political interference is responsible for what he has termed as an ‘irregular’ transfer of police officers across the ranks, the Leader of Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma has urged the Chief Minister of Meghalaya to address this troubling issue.
“I, therefore, urge you to call for a discussion related to the matter indicated above in the State Security Commission at the earliest,” Dr. Sangma had said in a letter sent to Conrad on Thursday.

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DC calls for expansion of 100-Drums Wangala Festival

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: The West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh has urged the organizers to expand the scope and horizon of 100-Drums Wangala Festival by including other side shows like short marathon, adventure sports like trekking and hiking to nearby Nokrek and Durama Hills and sporting events for children.
This he said while participating in a preparatory review meeting held on Wednesday at DRDA Hall, Tura, for ensuing 100-Wangala Festival 2018 slated for the second week of November.

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James lashes out at Mukul

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: Meghalaya’s Home Minister James Sangma has said that more maturity is expected from the leader of the opposition and former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma when it comes to making statements.
The Home Minister was reacting to the statement made by Dr. Sangma wherein he had dubbed Chief Minister Conrad Sangma as a mere nomine of the BJP.
Acknowledging that in a democracy everyone has the right to express their opinion, James however said, “Before he (Dr Mukul) says anything he should measure his words, base everything on facts especially for the position he is in as the leader of the opposition and things don’t work on the basis of mere rhetoric”.

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No pre poll alliance with UDP for district council polls, says HSPDP

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SHILLONG, Oct 13: There will be no pre – poll alliance between the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) in the district council elections which will be held in 2019.
Informing this here on Thursday, HSPDP East Khasi Hills president Martle M Mukhim said, “The pre-poll alliance between the HSPDP and UDP in the 2018 MLA elections will not be relevant in the 2019 MDC elections.”
Mukhim also expressed confidence that the party will be able to win majority seats to lead the new executive committee in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) next year.

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Tawang adjudged cleanest district in NE in Swachh survey

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Itanagar, Oct 04 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district bordering China has been adjudged the cleanest district in India's northeastern states by Swachh Survekshan Gramin (SSG)-2018 survey, an official release said Wednesday.
The survey was conducted by an independent agency engaged by the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, from August 1-31 this year across the country in 698 districts.

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Lineage Amendment Bill to be tabled during special KHADC session

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: The much debated KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 will be tabled during a special session of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) which will be held on October 10.
Informing this here on Wednesday, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Hispreaching Son Shylla said that the consultative committee will hold its last sitting on Thursday.
Shylla had made this announcement during a meeting of the Council of Traditional Chiefs and Headmen (CTCH) during which he said, “The Committee will immediately submit its report to the executive committee which will accordingly convene a special session on October 10 to pass the Bill for getting the approval of the governor at the earliest.”

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