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No training camps in Bangladesh?

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: While tall claims are made by the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh about how the camps of Indian militant groups are ceasing to exist in Bangladesh, a minor cadre of the banned Hynniewtrep National Awakening Council (HNLC) who surrendered on Tuesday revealed otherwise.
The 17 years old HNLC cadre from Lakadong village in East Jaintia Hills who surrendered before East Khasi Hills district police informed that he along with other cadres was undergoing training in Bangladesh before he deserted.

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Unique Krang has 11 traditional chieftains serving 2000 villagers

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: The absence of proper demarked boundaries has resulted in an oddity in the Krang area of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district where as many as 11 traditional chieftains are catering to the needs of a population of just 2000 villagers.
According to Elstep War, the president of the Synjuk Ki Sordar Shnong Krang, there are only 700 households in the area which has 1,600 voters.

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Delayed rehabilitation package irks surrenderees

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TURA, Oct 03: Surrendered cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) under the banner of the United People’s Welfare Society (UPWA) have sought a faster disposition of their rehabilitation packages.
We (surrendered GNLA members) have not received our rehabilitation packages as yet as had been promised,” said secretary of the society, Anurag Sangma on Tuesday.

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State looking for organic certification to agricultural produce

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: Three years and on Meghalaya’s efforts to go organic continues with the state government trying to get the certification process done and getting farmers to embrace organic farming in totality.
Informing that the state started three to four years ago the Mission Organic programme and another programme from the centre Mission Organic Value Chain Development (MOVCD) for Northeastern region to try and help farmers go organic, State Commissioner Secretary Agriculture, P Sampath Kumar on Tuesday said, “The state is already organic naturally in many crops and many areas and we are trying to help the farmers in the certification process and once their products are certified people those looking for certified products can buy”.

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SSA teachers demand release of arrears, slam government for inordinate delay

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: Slamming the inordinate delay in the release of eight months’ pending arrears due to them, over 12,481 Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers of the state under the banner of the Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Schools’ Association (MSSASA) has demanded that the state government address this issue at the earliest.
“We are displeased at the non-releasing of our eight months pending arrears from July last year to February this year and salaries for the month of August and September,” MSSASA president Aristotle C Rymbai said here on Tuesday.

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Mawlynnong village awarded the India Today Safaigiri Award 2017

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: Mawlynnong village which is known as the cleanest village in Asia has earned another accolade after being awarded the the India Today Safaigiri Award 2017.
Mawlynnong is one among the 16 cleanliness champions that were being felicitated at the third edition of the India Today Safaigiri Awards held in New Delhi on October 2.

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Mukul for continually inspiring the youth for entrepreneurship

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TURA, Oct 03: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma said that the people of Meghalaya are inherently not businessmen, so there is a need for inspiration, encouragement, guidance and handholding for our potential youth to look at the space of entrepreneurship and therefore it is very crucial and relevant to have such awareness programmes on entrepreneurship for the youth of the State.

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