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The roads to nowhere in Garo Hills

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TURA, July 04: The site of any of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) roads within the Garo Hills region, barring a miniscule few, would leave even the most hardened of hearts bleeding. The PMGSY defines its real motive for the development of roads as ‘all weather roads’, meant to help simplify the transport needs of the people of different states. The north-eastern region has been given a special preference in allotment, but the reality of the region makes one gaze in disbelief at the state of affairs.

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Meghalaya High Court finally ‘admits’ petition challenging Governor’s directive

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SHILLONG, July 03: With new Governor announced for Meghalaya, it seems tables have finally turned for the CMJ University. In a strange twist to the role of Court in CMJ University controversy, the Meghalaya High Court has ‘admitted’ the petition filed by Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) Foundation challenging the recommendation of the outgoing Governor RS Mooshahary for “dissolution” of the Varsity.

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NGOs decry death of innocent people, ask for security

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TURA, July 03: The recent gruesome murder of a young boy and an elderly teacher has shaken the foundation of the people of the region. The act was decried by all sections of people of the region and loud discussions were held to see if there was a solution for the problem at hand and ways to rectify the current crisis. NGOs of the region have spoken in unison about what they thought was not excusable and wanted ask the administration as to how much more the people of the region would have to wait for protection.

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Govt to create separate district wings for effective PMGSY implementation

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SHILLONG, July 02: After showing much tardiness, Meghalaya finally seems to have decided to fall in-line with the guidelines of PMGSY scheme for its effective implementation.
After the scheduled time – period for completion of the said scheme has reached half mark (two and an half year), Meghalaya PWD Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar, on Tuesday announced that the State Government is considering creating separate wings for the State districts for speedy implementation of PMGSY scheme.

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KSU demands halt of “Aadhaar” implementation in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, July 03: The KSU has demanded that the Meghalaya government must put on hold the implementation of the “Aadhaar” - a Unique Identification Number (UIN) scheme in the state and first take the opinions of the stakeholders and also put in place a mechanism for controlling influx into the state.
Led by its president Daniel Khyirem a delegation of the KSU met Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri on Wednesday and put the demand forward. According to the KSU leader the Home Minister has agreed to withhold the implementation of the UIN after inquiring about it from concerned authority as she is not aware of it.

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Mooshahary wants CM Jha arrested

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SHILLONG, July 02: Outgoing Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary has stressed that the absconding CMJ University Chancellor CM Jha must be traced and arrested. Even as the state CID has failed to arrest Jha, the Governor told reporters on Tuesday, “He (Jha) should have been caught, that is what I feel.”

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Surprise joint checking conducted, 5 picked – up in Tura

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Shillong, July 02: Five people were on Tuesday evening picked – up from around Tura town for drinking in public places.
Together with district administration, many NGO leaders, church leaders and South Tura MLA took a round allover Tura checking for drunken driving and drinking in public places besides other anti – social activities taking place.

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