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Congress infighting delays naming candidates for three KHADC constituencies

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Shillong, Jan 24: The infighting within Congress party seems to have yet again played its part in the nomination of candidates for the upcoming MDC election. Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had on Thursday released its list of candidates from the 29 seats in KHADC, except three constituencies – Nongkrem, Nongthymmai and Malki-Laitumkhrah.
Mentionably, Lambor Malngiang and Neil Antonio War are sitting Congress MDCs in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) from Nongkrem and Malki-Laitumkhrah constituency respectively.

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Banknotes with no ‘year of printing’ are pre-2005

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SHILLONG, Jan 24: With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deciding to withdraw all currency notes issued before 2005 and announced the same in the public domain there is hue and cry among customers regarding identification of pre-2005 notes.
The RBI move is ostensibly aimed at curbing black money and fake currencies. Though the move is well appreciated by people since this can be an effective way to contain fake or counterfeited currencies but many too are skeptical at the same time that curbing black money – unless one does not possess liquid cash can be difficult.

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Wansuk Syiem to seek re-election to Rajya Sabha

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SHILLONG, Jan 24: Meghalaya’s Rajya Sabha MP Wansuk Syiem has decided to seek re-election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from the state. She will file her nomination papers on Monday, as the Congress party has approved her name for re-election to the Upper House from Meghalaya.
On April last year, Syiem became the first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya to be elected in the bye-election to the Upper House. Wansuk (55) has been a senior Congress party member for over three decades and had held various important party posts in the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) as well as the AICC. She is also the two-time member of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

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MDC Election: Congress announces 26 names for KHADC in first list

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SHILLONG, Jan 23: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Thursday released its first list for the upcoming MDC election to KHADC and JHADC. On Thursday, the MPCC announced candidates for 26 seats of the 29 seats in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC). The remaining three names will be announced later.

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Two killed, one injured in two explosions

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GUWAHATI, Jan 24: Two people were killed and one injured in two separate explosions in Assam ahead of Republic day celebrations.
Two people were killed when a powerful bomb exploded in a car in Assam’s Dima Hasao District on Thursday night ahead of the 65th Republic Day celebrations, police said on Friday.

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Meghalaya hospitals yet to come up with disaster management plans

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SHILLONG, Jan 23: Meghalaya hospitals are yet to put in place a disaster management plan, as directed by the State Government, following the AMRI hospital disaster of Kolkata in 2011.
Meghalaya Government officials said that the hospitals in the State have sought an additional eight weeks from today to put in place a disaster management plan in their respective hospitals.
“We have given the hospitals eight weeks from today to set in place a disaster management plan in their hospitals,” Principal Secretary, in-charge education, PK Srivastava said after a workshop on Hospital Safety Mass Casualty Management and Hospital Disaster Management Planning here at the Secretariat.

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MDC Election: HSPDP releases 2nd list

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Shillong, Jan 23: The HSPDP on Thursday released the second list of candidates for the forthcoming MDC election to KHADC and JHADC.
The party declared 9 names in the second list, comprising of 8 candidates for KHADC and 1 for JHADC.
HSPDP Spokesperson, Goldenstar Nonglong, appealed to masses to look for ‘vision, integrity, responsibility, transparency and knowledge’ of the candidate rather than the party.

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