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197 MDC aspirants for Khasi, Jaintia February 24 poll

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SHILLONG, Feb 10: With the last date of filing nominations having ended on Monday, a total of 123 candidates have filed their nomination papers for the forthcoming District Council Elections to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and 101 candidates for the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) slated on February 24.
The scrutiny of the papers also completed on the same day.

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Government Employee escapes militant attack in Garo Hills

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BAGHMARA, Feb 10: In another attack on people from the administration of South Garo Hills, the Project Director of SGH, Ashish M Sangma was attacked by GNLA militants while he was one his way from Tura to Baghmara to attend his duties.
The daring attack happened at about 11:45 am on Tuesday afternoon in Rongdotchi village, around 6 kms from Shibbari, which lies about 28 kms from the district head quarter of Baghmara. There were only two people in the vehicle when it was attacked, the driver along with the PD.

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RTI: More unscrupulous activities of CEM JHADC exposed

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SHILLONG, Feb 10: Just ahead of the February 24 District Councils Election, the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) Chief Executive Member Madonbai Rymbai is in trouble as an RTI findings indicated misappropriation of over Rs 1.15 crore released by the state government for land acquisition and implementation of the proposed Jowai Bye Pass at Lumpohsiej locality in Khliehtyrshi village.
The RTI activists of the village have demanded inquiry into the misappropriation by the CBI and state police beside legal action against Rymbai.

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Height of callousness

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While the MeECL has been trying to wash its hands off accidents caused due to its laziness, the above picture should make it clear as to what the MeECL holds for the value of human life. These open wires have been kept lying like this for more than 2 years now. The picture was taken during the recently concluded "Rhythm of the Hills" programme where thousands attended by the droves. Thankfully no incident did take place, but is it not better safe than sorry.


 

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RTI reveals monetary misappropriation of government officials

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SHILLONG, Feb 10: An RTI has revealed that two state government employees had allegedly withdrawn an amount sanctioned under SRWP (MLA scheme) for Mylliem constituency for the year 2008-09 and 2010-11 for works done as contractors.
Mylliem constituency is represented by Congress legislator Ronnie V Lyngdoh.
The malpractices of the state government officials Aiborlang Kurkalang who worked as Veterinary Field Assistant (VFA), Intensive Cattle Development Project, Upper Shillong under the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary and Appollo Dorphang as river guard under Fisheries department- came to light when United Democratic Party (UDP) Mylliem lodge a complaint with the chief secretary against the two government employees. The two were allowed to take up construction work by the Block Development Office, Mylliem C&RD block at 5th mile Upper Shillong.

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Harmony all the way as 6th International Women conference opens

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SHILLONG, Feb 10: With women from all walks of life from 59 countries, it was surely a place to connect.  But the matter didn’t end there, as the 6th International Women Conference opened at the Art of Living International Centre on Tuesday as a platform for connecting people beyond gender, parties, ideologies and any other divisive barriers.
As the opening session of the 3-day conference progressed, hands were shaken, thoughts were provoked, hearts were melted and true connections were made. But it wasn’t just about meeting; it was more about creating harmony among opposites which also is the theme of the conference.

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1 GNLA(F) cadre killed in South Garo Hills

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TURA, Feb 09: The fight against militancy continued for the South Garo Hills police with two operations to bust out militancy within the region. While the first took place close to the district headquarter of Baghmara, the second one was closer to the heartland of Chokpot, about 40 kms from Baghmara. In the ensuing gunfight, one GNLA cadre was killed and arms and ammunition recovered.

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