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Garo Customs cannot be embraced by anyone who feels like: Tennydard

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Mukul’s tribal status scrutinized again
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SHILLONG, Jan 30: Tennydard M Marak on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Dr DD Lapang seeking expulsion of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma and his brother Zenith Sangma from the party and their respective designations for allegedly procuring ST certificates fraudulently. 
Tennydard M Marak has been pursuing the issue of Dr Sangma’s ST status with various agencies, especially his ‘Sangma’ surname. He is of the firm opinion that the CM had acquired his ST certificate under the ‘Sangma’ surname by furnishing wrong information to the concerned authority. He has already moved the District Court, High Court and Supreme Court on this issue, to the point of even meeting some AICC leaders. 

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Education Scam: UDP demands resignation of Ampareen

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SHILLONG, Jan 30: Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) Thursday demanded immediate resignation of the current Urban Affairs Minister Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh, who was the then education minister besides re-investigation into the education job scam unearthed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“We demand the minister to immediately step down”, UDP acting general secretary Allan Dkhar told reporters at a press conference held here on Thursday.

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Meghalaya to set-up institutions for promoting performing arts

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Tura, Jan 30: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma Thursday announced that institutions would be set up to promote and preserve the indigenous dance, music and culture that would cater and nurture the talents of the youth of the State.
The CM said an institution for excellence that will cater to and nurture the talents. He told that every block in Meghalaya will have an institution, where performing arts, indigenous music and dance will be taught.

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5 GNLA militants nabbed in West Khasi Hills

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SHILLONG, Jan 29: Five Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants were arrested by the West Khasi Hills (WKH) district police on Wednesday forenoon.
The crackdown was launched in view of the extortion spree the GNLA militants were carrying out in the coal belts of the district.
The militants were nabbed at around 11.45 am from Dorangre village of West Khasi hills after an operation launched jointly by the State police’s SWAT,CRPF, and BSF.

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Cap on subsidised LPG cylinders raised to 12

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS): The government Thursday decided to raise the annual cap on subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 from the existing nine.
Announcing the decision in this regard taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at a meeting here, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily told media persons that "in addition to the nine subsidised cylinders given to consumers in a year, there will be one cylinder given in February and one more in March".

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Bangladesh committed to expeditious opening of additional border haats: Envoy

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SHILLONG, Jan 29: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tariq A Karim Wednesday informed that Meghalaya government’s proposal for establishing of another 22 border haats is under examination.
“Meghalaya government has requested for 22 more border haats and these are under examination because other states have also requested for some but we have agreed to make it practically feasible in order to create the space and the situation for others to follow,” Karim told reporters here.
Karim who called on Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma expressed his country's keen interest taking up the proposal.

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Civil society awaits punishment for guilty party

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TURA, Jan 29: The recent announcement of the termination of services of the 246 teachers due to the anomalies in appointment has been welcomed by most of Civil Society, however, they have now trained their guns on the people behind the scene and who supposedly made the scam possible – former Education Minister Dr Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh and the former Director of Education, J D Sangma, along with the politicians who recommended the names.
According to Additional General Secretary (AGS) of FKJGP Bappun Sangma, Phulbari Circle, “The Government has conceded that it has made a huge blunder by illegally appointing these teachers. While this was found out by the CBI and the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC), the fact is that the Government is still trying to shield the initiators of the scam by not taking actions against the leaders who made it possible”.

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