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Black flags flutter in opposition to Centre’s Citizenship Bill

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Black flags were all aflutter in Shillong on Friday as the Confederation of Hynniewtrep Social Organisation (CoHSO), a conglomeration of 14 NGOs staged a flag march in show of their opposition to the Centre’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in July 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities - Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan - eligible for citizenship of India.

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Report names cabinet ministers in illegal coal mining activities

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: A report submitted to the Supreme Court recently has allegedly named some of the incumbent cabinet ministers and their involvement in the illegal coal mining in the state. 
In a statement issued here on Friday, Madal Sumer, a resident of Jowai said that the senior advocate Colin Consalves who has been appointed as the amicus curiae to assist the Apex Court on this matter has submitted his report on the various findings regarding illegal coal mining activities in the state.

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Empowered youth drive forward process of development: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Highlighting the important role played by the youth in the process of development, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma said that it is when youth have the capacity that development moves forward.
Conrad had made this statement while speaking as the Chief Guest of a function held at Tura Government College Auditorium, Tura where he distributed tablets to the Class XII students.

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Conrad visits Meghalaya’s entrepreneur of the month

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: Perastill R. Marak who has started a business in value added products made out of locally available fruits thereby earning him the tag of Meghalaya’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ was visited by the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Friday.
Marak who is the first recipient of this award produces chips, juice and cookies made out of locally available fruits like jackfruit, banana and tapioca. The award itself was conceptualized by the Chief Minister in an effort to promote local entrepreneurs to upscale their business venture with active support and collaboration with the Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE).

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NSCN-K revokes its decision of unilateral abrogation of Ceasefire

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DIMAPUR, Dec 07: The NSCN-K has revoked its decision of “unilateral abrogation” of ceasefire with the Government of India with “immediate effect”.
In a joint press note late last night, the NSCN-K statement jointly signed by its chairman Lieutenant General (Retd) Khango Konyak and the outfit’s general secretary Colonel (Retd) Isak Sumi said, “Therefore, we expect the Government of India to respond positively by honouring our decision to revive the ceasefire in the interest of peace in Nagaland and Naga people in general”.

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Agnes’s family unhappy with govt plans to investigate attack on activists

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SHILLONG, Dec 07: The intention of the state government not to hand over the investigation into the attack on CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sharma to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has not settled well with the CSWO president’s family.
“Regretfully, it (demand for CBI probe) was not considered, strange are the ways of Government and the functioning of democracy. The family members of Agnes and Amita continue in their pursuit for Justice,” Agnes’s brother John F Kharshiing said in a statement issued here on Friday.

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Shylla accuses Centre of indirectly trying to introduce Panchayati Raj system

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: The ‘My village my development plan’ programme of the Central Government is a covert way of introducing the Panchayati raj system in Meghalaya, as opined by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla.
With the recent direction of the community and rural development (C&RD) blocks to form the Gram Sabha committees to avail of the above scheme, several traditional durbars had sought clarification on the matter, prompting Shylla to make this allegation.

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