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Tynring to benefit from hosting KJP Synod Mihngi

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SHILLONG, Nov 29: The village of Tynring and its adjoining areas stand to gain from the collateral benefits of the village hosting the annual meeting of the KJP Synod Mihngi 2018 according to Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who visited Lum Swai in the area on Wednesday.

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Should relatives of politicians not aspire for govt jobs, Shullai asks

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Questioning the practicality of barring the relatives of politicians from applying for government jobs, South Shillong legislator from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Sanbor Shullai has dared his political rivals to move the government to come up with such a law.

“Tell the Political RTI Contractual Agency why not they move the government to come up with a law that will bar the children and relatives of MPs, MLAs and MDCs from applying for government jobs,” Shullai said here on Tuesday.

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NCP to file formal complaint against Assembly for wrongful information

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: Holding the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly responsible for providing ‘wrongful’ information, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has informed that it will soon take up the matter with the Speaker and the Appellate Authority.

The Assembly’s Public Information Officer (PIO) in reply to an RTI application filed by the Civil Society Women’s Organization CSWO had included the name of the party’s MDC Ricky Shullai in the list of temporary employees even though already resigned from the post of peon.

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Dr. DD Lapang - A long journey to greatness

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: From a road labourer to a school teacher and becoming the chief Minister of Meghalaya, for Dr. Donwa Dethwelson Lapang who is one the most successful politicians in the state, the journey wasn’t easy.

In view of ever emerging dynasty politics in the country and political instability being the tag line of Meghalaya, the journey was the toughest and after serving 45 years in politics, the grand old man of Meghalaya politics is has decided not to contest any more elections.

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Centre declines to divulge Naga peace process cost

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NEW DELHI, Nov 28 (IANS): The government has said the expenditure incurred on the entire negotiation process under the ambitious Naga Framework Agreement cannot be made public as it will be prejudicial to national security interests.
“It is intimated that the information sought on the expenditure of Naga Framework Agreement are highly sensitive in nature and sharing the details will be prejudicial to the national security interests,” the Home Ministry said in an RTI reply.
The information was exempted from disclosure under Section 8(1)(a) of the RTI Act, 2005, the reply added.

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KSU questions Election Commission’s strategy on voter enrolment

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SHILLONG, Nov 28: While reiterating its opposition to the Election Commission using the 2011 census as a base for enrolling over 1.08 lakh voters in Meghalaya, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has stated that this opposition is because the 2011 census does not include only the indigenous population or genuine voters of the state.

“We have made it clear that we cannot accept this target because of the fact that the 2011 census does not include only the indigenous population or genuine voters of the state,” KSU general secretary Donald V Thabah said after meeting the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Frederick Roy Kharkongor here on Tuesday.

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Drugged and robbed, missing man returns home after ordeal

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TURA, Nov 28: One of the two men, who went missing since last Friday finally returned home on Monday night after being drugged and robbed in the city of Guwahati in Assam.
Jebil Sangma and Kalmen Sangma, both residents of Lower Beomedang under Kharkutta Police Station had gone to Guwahati via the 10 am train from Dudhnoi on Friday and were missing since then. While Jebil has been able to return home, Kalmen’s whereabouts are still not known.

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