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MDCs demand paper ballot for KHADC election

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SHILLONG, June 20: Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) MDCs Wednesday favoured reverting back to the secret ballot paper instead of the newly introduced Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) during the forthcoming MDC election next year as most of the council’s members feels voiced their doubts on the EVMs efficiency as they felt it was inconsistent.

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IBDLP off to a rousing start, Ganol first target

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Tura, June 20: The Integrated Basin Development and Livelihoods Promotion (IBDLP), the flagship program of the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma led MUA II government has been slowly and steadily progressing towards a successful start in the West Garo Hills. With the administration working overtime to see things worked out the way it is supposed to be, the first part of the process has already started rolling.

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District Council must oppose community land acquisition by Govt: NGOs

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Sit in protest staged

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SHILLONG, June 19: State influential NGOs on Wednesday staged a sit in protest at the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) premises, demanding that the Council must intervene and pass a resolution to stop the acquisition process by the government.

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It's 'burning hot' in wettest place on Planet Earth

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Sohra, June 19 (IANS):  It has been raining cats and dogs in India's northern states, but Cherrapunjee (renamed Sohra) - known as one of the wettest places on the earth - nestled in the abode of clouds in Meghalaya is "burning hot" at over 28 degrees Celsius!
Residents of the hilltop in northeastern India say their heavenly abode is hotter and drier than ever before - due to global warming.

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Fighting crimes against women, Judiciary system at grassroots-level: KHADC

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SHILLONG, June 19: Apprehensive over the rising crimes against women in matrilineal state, Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday has decided to empower its judiciary system at the “grassroots-level”.
Replying to a motion at the second day of the budget session, KHADC chief Pynshngainlang N Syiem informed the house that villages falling under the Councils’s jurisdiction would soon strengthen the village courts.

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Late pope John Paul II may be made saint

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Vatican City, June 19 (IANS/AKI):  Late pope John Paul II could be made a saint, after theologians from the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints reportedly approved his second miracle.
The Vatican is currently keeping the miracle a closely guarded secret, but like John Paul II's first miracle, it is said to concern a woman and will "amaze the world", an unnamed Vatican source told Italian media.

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KHADC Delimitation Bill 2013 admitted amidst stiff opposition

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SHILLONG, June 18: Notwithstanding the stiff protests from traditional institutions, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Tuesday went ahead with the introduction of the proposed Delimitation (Amendment) Bill of MDC constituencies – 2013.

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