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MDC election: Congress announces candidates for JHADC

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SHILLONG, Jan 27: The Congress on Monday released candidates list for the ensuing district council elections to the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) to be held on February 24.
But the list does not figure any woman candidate as the party said that not a single woman applied for the party ticket.
The list includes the name of  JHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) Madonbai Rymbai from Sohmynting – Khliehtyrshi and former CEMs, Lamdibok Sumer from War East and Hambertus Nongtdu from Rymbai Khliehriat.

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30-yr old Warima Bridge may finally reach completion

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TURA, Jan 27: One of the worst kept secrets of the state of Meghalaya has been its incomplete construction of roads; bridges are development programmes that keep getting stalled for reasons that are as known as the delay. The three decade old construction of Warima Bridge over Simsang River at Williamnagar in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills is one of those and may even compete for a record of sorts. However, in news that may lighten quite a few hearts, the bridge may finally see the light of day, if things work out for the people, whose antagonism is understandable.

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Government not a charity shop, says President

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New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS): President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that rise of hypocrisy in public life was dangerous and noted that government was "not a charity shop".
In his address on the eve of Republic Day, the president said elections do not give any person license to flirt with illusions.
"Elections do not give any person the licence to flirt with illusions. Those who seek the trust of voters must promise only what is possible. Government is not a charity shop. Populist anarchy cannot be a substitute for governance. False promises lead to disillusionment, which gives birth to rage, and that rage has one legitimate target: those in power," the president said.

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'Unified Peace Movement' formed to restore normalcy in Garo Hills

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TURA, Jan 25: The much awaited meeting of residents, NGOs, senior citizens and Garo Mother’s Association was held at the Don Bosco School on Saturday. The meeting got an overwhelming response given the seriousness of the situation at hand. The alarming escalation of violence has heavily increased over the years and the deaths of innocents, along with harassment of locals on the pretext of suspicion has had the alarm bells ringing for a long time.
However, this time Civil Societies of the region decided to put their foot down and ask for a permanent solution to come to the fore, and for the militant organizations to come and join the mainstream.

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No Republic Day for them

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SHILLONG, Jan 27: The boycott call by six separatist militant outfits from the region on January 26 on account of Republic Day could not spoil the spirit of the people who defied the call and attended the celebration at Polo ground on Sunday. That these routine boycott calls on Republic and Independence Day is losing its sheen and influence on the general masses can be ascertained from the big participation of people in the day’s celebrations. As thousands of people gathered at the Polo ground in the state capital where the official celebration is organized every year there is a common cord strike by the Governor of Meghalaya and his Assam counterpart. Both of them strike this cord while delivering their speeches on militancy in their respective states.   

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Strengthen Indian democracy by participating in democratic elections: Justice Pant

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SHILLONG, Jan 25: Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice PC Pant Saturday administered the 'Voters’ Pledge' as part of National Voters’ Day celebration and urged the people of the state to actively exercise their franchise to have a stronger democracy.
Hundreds of people attending the function organized by the State Election Department held here pledged to uphold the democratic traditions of the country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections and to vote in every election fearlessly without being influenced.

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Tibetan PM-in-exile to tour Arunachal, Meghalaya

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Dharamsala, Jan 25 (IANS): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay will visit Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya Jan 26-Feb 4, it was announced here Saturday.
In between, Sangay will receive Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who will be inaugurating the Tibet Festival in Guwahati Feb 2. Thereafter, he will deliver lectures at the Martin Luther Christian University in Shillong and at the National Law University and Academy in Guwahati Feb 4-5, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) website said.

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