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ASHAs demand monthly salary in recognition of services

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SHILLONG, May 09: The Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in Meghalaya have raised the demand for allocation of a monthly payment in recognition of the services they render to the society in general.
This demand was raised by over 6000 ASHA workers on Tuesday under the banner of the ASHA Workers’ Union (AWU) and ASHA Felicitators’ Union (AFU) during a public rally held in the state capital here on Tuesday.
After the rally, a delegation of the AWU and AFU also met the state chief secretary KS Kropha and submitted a memorandum consisting of the 6-point demands for necessary consideration by the state government.

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Ronnie downplays state’s low cleanliness ranking

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SHILLONG, May 09: Downplaying the recent findings of the recently announced Swachh Survekshan survey, Meghalaya Urban Affairs Minister Ronnie V Lyngdoh has stated that he Centre’s cleanliness ranking will be taken with a pinch of salt as it was not conducted by an Independent agency.
“We will take the ranking with a pinch of salt as the survey was not conducted by an independent agency but an agency of the NDA Government at the Centre,” Lyngdoh said in the wake of Meghalaya being ranked 276 out of 434 cities in terms of cleanliness.

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EVM motherboards can be changed in 90 seconds: Kejriwal

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NEW DELHI, May 09 (IANS): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday dared the Election Commission to give EVMs to the AAP which he said will change their motherboards in 90 seconds.
Speaking to the media outside the Delhi assembly at the end of a day-long special session, Kejriwal, however, avoided answers on the bribery charges made against him by sacked minister Kapil Mishra.

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Fear and uncertainty a daily affair for the Congress: Shibun

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SHILLONG, May 09: Following the recent claim that twenty political leaders from the state have sent feelers to join the saffron brigade, the Meghalaya BJP President, Shibun Lyngdoh has gone one step further on this and said that there are many more who are also in touch with the central leadership of the party.
This statement by the BJP President, on the sidelines of the concluding ceremony of the centenary celebration of Bharat Sevashram Sangha (BSS), holds significance after the assertion by former Chief Minister and President of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Dr. DD Lapang that Congress will form its government in the state after the 2018 polls.

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Negligence claims life of 13 year old in WGH

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TURA, May 09: The alleged negligence of the Meghalaya Electricity Corporation came to the fore once again after a 13 year old was electrocuted due to a stray wire that was lying on the ground which the boy stepped on.
Placing the blame on the electrocution of a 13 year old boy on the negligence of the department, the Garo Students’ Union – Western Zone (North) has sought action and compensation for the victim.

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SC sentences Karnan to 6 months imprisonment

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KOLKATA, May 09 (IANS): Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan left for Chennai on Tuesday morning even as the Supreme Court directed the West Bengal Police Director General to implement “forthwith” its order sentencing the judge to jail for six months.
While a senior Bengal Police officer said police were yet to receive a copy of the apex court’s order, personnel of the Newtown police station went to Karnan’s residence in the morning, but found that he was not there.

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Ronnie teaches government officials lesson on punctuality

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SHILLONG, May 09: A fuming Ronnie V Lyngdoh haspulled up government officials because of a delay in the schedule of the official celebration of Rabindranath Tagore’s 156th birthday here on Tuesday.
Lyngdoh who is the Meghalaya Arts and Culture Minister had used this as an opportunity to teach the officials the importance of punctuality and to ensure that such a mistake is not made in the future.

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