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CM launches E-payroll System

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SHILLONG, Sept 03: Meghalaya Chief Minister (CM) Dr. Mukul Sangma initiated the Electronic Pay Roll System (E-pay roll) for generating salary bills from the employee database for State Government Employees at his office chamber.
The programme was attended by the Meghalaya Chief Secretary- W M S Pariat; Additional Chief Secretary Finance Department, B K Dev Varma; Commissioner and Secretary of Finance Department, R V Suchiang; Joint Secretary of Finance Department, P A Sawain; Director Accounts and Treasuries, K S Momin; State Informatics Officers, T Dkhar; and officials from the Finance Department, Accounts and Treasuries and NIC, Shillong besides online NIC team from Pune led by Deputy Director Generals of NIC Pune, Prathibha Joag and Dr. Swati Sardesai.

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Dhrupad exponent optimistic over state’s ILP dilemma

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SHILLONG, Sept 03: A Padmashree and Dhrupad exponent, Wasifuddin Dagar said that the current imbroglio over Inner Line Permit (ILP) should not have happened and music has a role to bring the trackless communities in this region to the right path.
Dagar, who represents the 200 years old Dagar Gharana of North India said, “There have been disappointment from this region as people from other parts of the country felt neglected because of the attitude of the people here but they should not do this when they are getting quota in universities and jobs and finding space to live in other places in the country.”

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3 – Day night road blockade from Sept 4 to 6

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: Meghalaya’s pressure groups fighting for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state on Monday announced a three – day night road blockade from September 4 to 6.
The announcement was made just hours after the twelve hours bandh called by them concluded here on Monday.
The proposed night road blockade, which will be effective from 9 pm to 5 am from September 4 to 6, will be effective in the entire state, Khasi Student’s Union (KSU) Vice President Fredrick Kharmawphlang informed after the meeting of various NGOs held at an undisclosed location here.

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Green Harvest fighting for farming community

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TURA, Sept 02: Development of farmers and their way of life has been the endeavour of the Government as well as the administration of the Garo Hills Region. The plight of the farming community has been nothing short of disdainful. Some enterprising people in Tura have formed an association to try and help the community to better their way of life as well help their economic growth. Led by Advocate Goldlingstone R Sangma, the Green Harvest Farmer’s Association has begun their fight for development through enterprise that they hope will be the start of good things to come for the farming community.

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12-hr Bandh peaceful, Saturday declared as ‘Working Day’

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: The 12-hour bandh on Monday called by pressure groups demanding the immediate introduction of Inner line Permit (ILP) went off peacefully except for stray incidents reported from the across the state. Also, Government has declared September 7 as working day.
Addressing pressmen just minutes after the bandh concluded, Principal Secretary of Home department, K S Kropha said, “The bandh went off peacefully with only stray incidents reported. There was no major incident reported from across the state.”

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All party meeting deferred to Sept 5

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Shillong, Sept 02: On the request of Leader of Opposition (LO), Dr Donkupar Roy (UDP), the all – political poetries meeting to be convened by Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, has been postponed. It will now be held on September 5 at 3.30 pm.
Confirming this, former Chief Minister and UDP President, Donkupar Roy said the request was in light of the fact that official communication on the proposed meet was received by him only on Sunday.

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HNLC supports ILP demand

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SHILLONG, Sept 02: The proscribed outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has expressed its support to the demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), though highlighting that the mechanism to control influx “has no effect on Foreigners”.
It is of the opinion that if Congress is burdened with the influx of illegal immigrants then it should also consider doing away with the Indo-Nepal Treaty (1950) as well.

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