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Expectations from the new Government: Employment, equality and security

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Shillong, May 14: The longest election in the country's history, from April 07 to May 12, to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha which took place in nine phases has come to an end. The result of this election will be declared on May16, before the 15th Lok Sabha completes its constitutional mandate on May 31.
India is a democratic country and democracy is the government for the people, by the people and of the people. The ‘by’ factor is a common observation during elections but how are the ‘of’ and ‘for’ factor literally focused on. As result dates are at a stone’s throw away, it is important to ponder about what our country will look like in the forthcoming days. The main agenda being what the people expects from this upcoming government.

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Loaf, soap, biscuits, spices... selling sans MRP

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SHILLONG, May 14: Local manufactures in the state are flouting MRP (Maximum Retail Price) rules openly and are deceiving consumers. This seems to be going in connivance with the state authorities because no MRP on products is allowing traders to charge anything from the consumers. This trend is otherwise not seen in other states. Whereas any violation of MRP have stringent penalty rules in place but who cares in Meghalaya as traders are having a field day. That concerned department need to inspect these issues from time to time, as is the case in other states, seems to be a gargantuan task here.

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Northeastern parties forum reaffirms support to BJP

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Shillong, May 13 (IANS): Eleven major regional parties under the banner of North East Regional Parties Forum (NERPF) Tuesday reaffirmed support to the BJP for the formation of the NDA-led government at the centre.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who is also the NERPF convener, went into a huddle with top regional parties' leaders of northeastern states, including Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, in Guwahati to deliberate on the performance of the regional parties in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections.
"We (NERPF) have reaffirmed our support to the BJP for the formation of the NDA-led government at the centre to ensure peace and economic development in the northeastern states," Rio said.

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Two Pro - ILP activists released on bail

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SHILLONG, May 13: After five months, two pro-Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists, who were earlier detained under the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA) during the ILP agitations last year, were released on bail on Tuesday.
Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) leaders Johny Sohkhlet and Readytonstone Nongrum were released from the Shillong district jail, KSU general secretary Auguster Jyrwa told reporters here.
The leaders were received by family members and KSU members.

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Govt will not cower down to anyone’s dictate: CM

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SHILLONG, May 13: On the backdrop of the controversy arising out of the proposed setting up of the designated camps for a Garo rebel outfit, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the state government would soon decide where the breakaway faction of the A’chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC-B) militants will be housed until the time the final settlement peace agreement fructifies.
The statement came following several NGOs and political parties in the Khasi Hills region airing their stiff opposition to the government’s plan to keep the ANVC-B cadres within the jurisdiction of West Khasi Hills region.

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Tura torture case: Activists’ spouse arrested, minor kept in custody

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Tura, May 13: The Tura NGO torture case has been keeping the whole state on tenterhooks not only due to the magnanimity of the crime itself but also the people involved in the episode. The case has already had 6 people arrested and the list got longer on Tuesday with the arrest of 2 more people for their alleged role in the case. The West Garo Hills (WGH) police Tuesday arrested Kennedy Marak (47), the husband of Jaynie Sangma along with the husband of former AMA general secretary, Babiana Sangma – Sapon Marak (42).
According to Superintendent of Police (SP) of WGH, Mukesh Singh, the husbands of both the activists were arrested on Tuesday and they have confessed of being involved in partnering with the arrested five activists. 

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MBoSE’s SSLC and HSSLC(Arts) results to be declared May 19

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Shillong, May 13: Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) will announce the result of SSLC and HSSLC (Arts) Examination, 2014, on May 19 at 10 AM.
Results can also be accessed from websites, namely, www.megresults.nic.in, www.schools9.com, www.exametc.com, www.examresults.net, www.results.meghalayaeducation.net, www.meghalayaeducation.net, www.indiaresults.com, www.myresultplus.com, www.resultsout.com, www.amarujala.com, and www.knowyourresult.com.
Results can also be accessed through SMS using mobile phones.

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