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ILP implementation in centre’s court: Mukul

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Most legislators against ILP, to holds consultations at grassroot level
Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sept 18: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday categorically stated that the legislation for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in state lies in the court of the Union Government and not the State government even as members of the MUA – II unanimously decided to stand by state government in its initiative towards addressing the issue of influx in the state.
“It is not for the state government to implement the ILP. It (ILP) is something which can’t be implemented by the state government. The matter lies with the Union government,” Dr Sangma told reporters after the meeting of the MUA-II held here on Wednesday evening.

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Mukul challenges MPF with numbers

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Shillong, Sept 18: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday asked the Opposition Meghalaya People’s Forum (MPF) to show strength in numbers while reacting boldly to the latter’s recent demand of asking the former to step down from CM’s chair.

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Arrested GHSMC activists shifted to Jowai

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TURA, Sept 18: Amidst tight security the 25 activists of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) were transferred from the District Jail in Tura to Jowai on Tuesday morning.
This was revealed when the parents went to meet the captives, but were in for a very big surprise when the jailor informed them that they were no longer in Tura, but in Jowai.

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Is regionalism conquering world stage

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Rishabh Roy
SHILLONG, Sept 18: Regionalism has penetrated into the world and its leaders like plague. The words of prophets and great leaders for unity, amity, brotherhood among communities have remained mostly confined to books as the scar of regionalism is far more deep rooted in human communities, now. The ILP conundrum in Meghalaya, the Garo Hills statehood demand, USA’s passion for a military strike over Syria and all are but regionalism in the name of safeguarding one’s own communities.

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CM Jha finally surrenders

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SHILLONG, Sept 18: The Chancellor of Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University, Chandra Mohan Jha on Wednesday appeared at the Sardar Police Station, Shillong, after remaining elusive for the past four months here.
Jha decided to appear before the investigating officer at the police station ahead of the directive issued by the Supreme Court recently.

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This festive season flaunt yourself with Meghalaya cotton Saree, Lehenga Choli

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SHILLONG, Sept 18: This festive season flaunt yourself wearing a Meghalaya cotton Saree or a Meghalaya cotton Lehenga choli.
Surprised? Don’t be, for what you heard is true. Different companies have fashioned apparels out of Meghalaya cotton and these beautiful garments are on sale throughout India and abroad.

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Two petrol bombs lobbed at Iewduh, two shops gutted

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SHILLONG, Sept 17: One person sustained burn injuries while two garment shops were damaged by fire when miscreants hurled two petrol bombs at Iewduh (Bara Bazaar) on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place at around 9 am soon after the statewide office picketing sponsored by the NGOs demanding for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state started here on Tuesday.

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