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KHADC seeks Rs 950 crore from 14th Finance Commission

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Shillong, Nov 27: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has sought Rs 950 crore from the 14th Finance Commission during the meeting held on Wednesday.
Representatives of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) put forward their funds requirement before the 14thFinance Commission members headed by its chairman Dr YV Reddy. The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) however was not present in the meeting.

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One GNLA overground worker nabbed in Williamnagar

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Williamnagar, Nov 27: The ongoing fight against militants in Garo Hills met with another success on Wednesday with the arrest of another GNLA over ground worker from the town of Williamnagar in West Garo Hills by the Police. The arrested worker was not only a vital part of the cog in the wheel of information collection, but also played a huge part in the recent IED blast that nearly took out a police convoy in Chisubibra in East Garo Hills (EGH).
The over ground worker has been identified as Kumar T Sangma (24) and is a resident of Jonmegre, in the Samanda block of EGH. He is claimed to be a very active over ground worker for the outfit and had been providing logistical support for the GNLA in its recent attacks.

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CSWO abandons all agitations

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Shillong, Nov 27: The CSWO has decided that it will not be part of any agitations anymore with regards to the demand of any issue, pointing out that there is always the legal course and also because there are few Pro Government people who are trying to take advantage of the demand by causing violence so that the NGOs get the blame.
“The CSWO will not condone any form of violence and always stand for using the law as its tool to bring down a corrupt regime. The CSWO also request all other NGO’s to do the same as there is a ploy to suppress any form of protest by some in Governance, and the corrupt in Government will use certain police to create disturbance and put the blame on the NGOs,” CSWO President, Agnes Kharshiing said in a press statement on Wednesday here.

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Meghalaya seeks Rs 50,000 crore from 14th Finance Commission

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: Meghalaya government on Tuesday sought an award of Rs 50,000 crore from the Fourteenth Finance Commission to meet the state's requirement in term of infrastructural and other development related issues.
“We have asked for an overall award of around Rs 50,000 crore which includes the pre-devolution of Rs 35, 000 crore to cover all the basic needs of the state including the upgradation of state’s specific needs, maintenance of roads and to enable the state to complete various schemes,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after the first sitting of the Commission held here on Tuesday.

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Steering Committee formed to gather consensus on Shillong LS candidate

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Shillong, Nov 27: The non-Congress political parties have formed a Steering Committee to facilitate consultations between them to arrive at a consensus and common candidate for the Shillong Lok Sabha (LS) seat in the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for early 2014.
The members of the steering committee were drawn from the four political parties that includes Batkupar Wahlang and Strong Kharjana from KHNAM, W Kharlukhi and Conrad Sangma from NPP, Metbah Lyngdoh and Jemino Mawthoh from UDP, HS Syiemlieh and Dipayan Chakraborty from the BJP.

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National education seminar to foster innovative efforts of teaching fraternity

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SHILLONG, Nov 27: Meghalaya’s dismal education scenario can get a new ray of light from an upcoming educational seminar. The New Delhi based Educational Technology and Management Academy (ETMA) has invited papers by January 15, 2014, from teachers and principals to document their innovations and innovative efforts in the form of a case for presentation for a National Seminar on School Education – Classroom Innovations and Leadership for Institutional Building to be held at the national capital early next year.

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There will be no discussion on ILP with Pressure groups: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Nov 26: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has maintained that the state government will not call the agitating pressure groups for talks if it is on the issue of Inner Line Permit (ILP). The chief minister also ruled out of any deadlock in the state.
“There will be no discussion on ILP,” affirmed Dr Sangma while talking to reporters at the sideline of the 14th Finance Commission meeting held here on Tuesday.

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