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Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya writes to PM; extend Assam Accord Protocol in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 05: The Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister demanding the extension of similar protocols of the Assam Accord to the state of Meghalaya.
 In a memorandum sent to the Prime Minister through the office of Meghalaya governor, Ganga Prasad, chairman of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya, John F Kharshiing stated that according to the Assam Accord – memorandum of settlement of August 15, 1985, some of the extracts of the memorandum of settlement under foreigners issue include section 5 which was for the purpose of detection and deletion of foreigners with January 1, 1966 shall be the base date and year.

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SMB’s garbage truck putrid waste management smacks of callousness

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SHILLONG, Aug 05: The state civic authorities are seemingly doing its best to manage garbage in the city by way of locality collections, warnings regarding dumping of wastes and the rest of it.
 The public are largely responsible for keeping their own surroundings and the city clean by cooperating with the civic bodies. But what happens when the same authority turns into a spoilsport and creates further mess out of the wastes they collect.

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NGOs in Garo Hills urge Conrad for NRC in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 04: NGOs based in the Garo Hills region of state have asked the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government led by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma to consider the implementation of an exercise akin to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.
The demand was made by the leaders of six organizations - Tura Garo Senior Citizens’ Forum (TGSCF), Garo Graduate Union (GGU), Garo Students Union (GSU), Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), All Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO) and the Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE).

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One militant lynched, another arrested in EGH

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TURA, Aug 04: The aftermath of the encounter on Friday at Tarasin village under Songsak PS in East Garo Hills (EGH) led to one of the militants belonging to the NDFB being lynched while another former militant of the GNLA was arrested by police while trying to escape in a vehicle near Rongmil.
One Aita Boro, who had escaped the police firing and reached the village of Baringgre under Rongjeng PS was caught by villagers and lynched after being brutally thrashed.

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GST slabs may be reduced to three to simplify tax system: Sanyal

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Kolkata, Aug 04 (IANS): Principal Economic advisor to the Finance Ministry Sajeev Sanyal on Saturday said Goods and Services Tax (GST) slabs may be brought down to three along with the exemption category in order to further simplify the country's tax regime.
"The lower rate will be five per cent, the middle bracket of 12 and 18 per cent can be combined to a central rate of round about 15 per cent and we might have a top rate of 25 percent," he said.

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Reserved seats at NIT going to waste in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 04: National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, Director, Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal has expressed concern on the low number of takers for the 50 percent seats reserved for students of Meghalaya in NIT and said that he will write to the Central Government to reduce the qualifying percentage for the students.
Speaking at the Tirot Sing Best Students Award organized by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad here in the city on Saturday, Biswal said that that the performance of students in schools and junior colleges in Meghalaya has not been very encouraging.

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Mawkyrwat MLA wants two – lane project expedited

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SHILLONG, Aug 04: The MLA representing Mawkyrwat constituency, Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar has urged the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to expedite the work of construction the two-lane national highway from Mawphlang to Mawkyrwat-Ranikor.
The MLA informed this after meeting the NHIDCL executive director W Blah and general manager Col MS Deol at New Delhi recently.

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