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Fulfill demands, will withdraw PIL: Former MP

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SHILLONG, April 01: Former Rajya Sabha member Robert Kharshiing has offered to withdraw his Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the Meghalaya government on the Williamnagar gang rape case if government complies with his list of demands including to make all the fast track courts functional in the state.

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18-year old gang – rape victim unhappy with rehabilitation arrangements

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WILLIAMNAGAR, April 01: The 18 – year old victim of the December 13, 2012, gang rape, which rocked the state, was supposedly provided relief by the Administration, with the Deputy Commissioner of the Williamnagar, East Garo Hills, Vijay K Mantri assuring her well being would be looked after. However, the girl called her mother the same day to state she was not happy with the arrangements as the possibilities of exposure to the kin of the accused was very high.

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NGOs ask EKH DC to file FIR against officials

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SHILLONG, April 01: NGOs in state on Monday asked the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district to lodge a First Information Report (FIR) against those officials involved in cheating the government to acquire land for the proposed setting up of the New Shillong Township through alleged incomplete, forged and manipulated documents.
In a letter to the DC here, the three NGOs – CSWO, KSU and FKJGP said, “We demand that an FIR should immediately be filed against those involved in making the government pay for land acquisition through incomplete and manipulated land documents.”

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CSWO disapproves ‘late night work’ during March end

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SHILLONG, March 31: The CSWO has expresses its disapproval to the practice by the Banks and the various offices of the Government whereby many of the Government Servant especially women are made to work exhaustingly till late at midnight towards the end of the closing of financial year, march end.

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Petrol price cut by 85 paise per litre

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NEW DELHI, April 01 (PTI): The cut in petrol price follows two rounds of hike in rates since February. Petrol price was hiked by Rs 1.50 a litre on February 16 and then by Rs 1.40 per litre from March 2. Both the increases were excluding local VAT.
Though petrol price had been deregulated in June 2010, they have rarely moved in tandem with cost. This resulted in Rs 500 crore loss to IOC (Rs 1,150 crore loss to state fuel retailers) during 2012-13.

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Shift Legislative Assembly, Secretariat to Mawdiangdiang: Governor suggests

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Shillong, March 31: While the Shillong city battles chaotic traffic and urbanization leading to congestion, there seem to be no immediate plans in the government think tank to de-congest the hill city and its roads.
And the worse is only feared as more attention is being given to Shillong, especially areas like Keating Road, Police Bazaar, Laitumkhrah and others, which are already reeling under heavy congestion. 

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Shillong continues to reel under water woes

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Shillong, March 31: The World Water Day was observed just a few days ago. The day marks the sustainable and balanced use of water so as to make water available to all. But a stark contrast presents a different picture of water scarcity. Shillong has always had the privilege of being a place with an ample rainfall, serene location and a good climate. But these aspects of the City which gives it an outwardly charm fails to magnify its inner drawbacks in terms of civic amenities.

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