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Social Media psychological warfare: Police warns of strict action

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SHILLONG, Aug 03: The trend of using social media as a tool to target, shame, bully and embarrass an individual, group or community is plaguing  the society and an FIR has been filed in one such instance against a group in facebook and those involved in victimizing a girl and her family hailing from the city.
“The FIR was lodged at Rynjah police station and a case has been taken up against the Facebook group and persons making the post,” SP (City) Vivek Syiem informed here on Thursday.

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Lady Keane College launches Tourism and Travel Management Dept

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SHILLONG, Aug 03: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma on Thursday inaugurated the Department of Tourism and Travel Management in Lady Keane College, Shillong.
Speaking to the gathering in his Inaugural Address, Dr Sangma said the new Department of Tourism & Travel Management will bring in transformative changes in the years to come. He said that this will also generate optimism and hope among the youth and effectively contribute to the growth and prosperity of the state. He also added that Tourism is the most inclusive sector that can blend with other sectors to create opportunities and products.

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GNLA kills civilian, accuses him of being a police informant

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TURA, Aug 02: Suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants shot dead a middle aged man on Tuesday evening after accusing the victim of being a police informant.
This incident happened in the village of Dambuk Aga under Rongara Police Station in the remote sections of South Garo Hills.

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Unsanctioned teacher replaces genuine one in SSA School

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TURA, Aug 02: A teacher who has been working for over 5 years in a SSA School under the Dadenggre sub division was replaced by an unsanctioned teacher in the school of Mangrugre UP SSA School.
The teachers in question, Protiva Hajong, who works as a teacher in the school was replaced by another Ranjit Kr Koch, who was in unsanctioned post in the same school but was later moved to the position of a permanent one at cost of Protiva.

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Narrow escape for Guv, security detail not so lucky

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SHILLONG, Aug 02: The Governor of Meghalaya Banwarilal Purohit narrowly missed being involved in an accident on Wednesday but his security convoy was not so lucky as one of the vehicles crashed into a pick – up van resulting in injuries to five of the security personnel travelling in the vehicle.
The accident occurred in Mawiong area when the convoy was heading towards the Shillong Raj Bhavan, Governor’s Principal Secretary K.N. Kumar informed.

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Mukul moves for early implementation of Fifth Pay Commission recommendations

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SHILLONG, Aug 02: Pressing for the early implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma has directed the state’s finance department to expedite examining the said recommendations.
“I have on behalf of the government received the recommendation of the Fifth Pay Commission within the timeline that we have indicated,” Dr. Sangma informed after the cabinet meeting here on Wednesday.

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Mukul downplays reports of Cabinet reshuffle

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SHILLONG, Aug 02: Downplaying the reports of an imminent reshuffling of his Cabinet, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that members of the media fraternity will never be kept in the dark regarding such key issues.
Maintaining that such reshuffling is a normal exercise, Dr. Sangma avoided giving a direct answer on the issue here on Wednesday.
It was reported on Tuesday that the AICC had approved the removal of Public Health Engineering Minister Prestone Tynsong, and Minister in-charge Power, Sniewbhalang Dhar following reports of them being involved in anti party activities.

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