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KHADC asked to file Contempt of Court petition against SMB

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: A delegation of traditional heads led by State Deputy Speaker, Sanbor Shullai, Friday demanded the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to file a contempt petition against the Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) for allegedly violating the Supreme Court order.
“The Shillong Municipal Board (SMB) has violated the Apex Court ruling by illegally issuing notices directing both tribal and non-tribal traders operating businesses within the KHADC jurisdiction to obtain trading license from the municipal office,” Shullai, who is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee Administrative Reform (ACAR) of KHADC, said in the petition submitted to the KHADC CEM, PN Syiem, here on Friday.

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Blow to HANM, 16 key members resign

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SHILLONG, Dec 06: In a major setback to the Hynniewtrep A’chik National Movement (HANM), many of its activists Friday tendered their resignations due to alleged dictatorship attitude of the present President.
Altogether 16 members of the HANM have decided to disassociate from the organization.

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Meghalaya proposes to setup 22 Border Haats along Bangladesh border

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: After the success of the two border haats (markets) in Kalaichar and Balat, the Meghalaya Government on Thursday said that it has proposed to the Central Government for setting up 22 similar Haats along the International border.
Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said during the conclusion of the “policy meeting on Economic and Transport development in the border areas in Eastern and South Asia,” that the State Government had initially thought of setting up 12 such Haats, but has revised the proposal and has now requested the centre to set up 22 such haats.

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12 applicants vying for Congress parliamentary tickets

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Shillong, Dec 05: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Thursday confirmed that four candidates from Shillong and eight aspirants from Tura parliamentary state have applied for the party ticket for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Incumbent Shillong MP Vincent H Pala, former Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope, former Rajya Sabha MP - OL Nongtdu and Co-chairman of Meghalaya Planning board, John Kharshiing, are the four candidates vying for the Congress ticket from Shillong parliamentary seat. The names of applicants for the Tura seat are yet to be ascertained. However, Nongtdu, due to this deteriorating health, has decided to withdraw his application.

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CM seeks rail connectivity extended to Indo-Bangladesh border

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SHILLONG: Dec 6: After the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) recently informed that the Indian Railways is serious about connecting Meghalaya in the railway map of the country, the state chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma has swung into action. The chief minister who is camping presently in New Delhi has gone a step further in inviting the attention of the prime minister to link Meghalaya’s border with Bangladesh while connecting Assam at both ends to boost people to people contact besides trade and business.

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Candle light vigil held, Shullai favors Anna – style agitation

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: Thousands of people from all walks of life lit candles in solidarity with the family of Bisheshwar Das (45) who succumbed to his burn injuries after battling for 18 days in a Guwahati based hospital on Wednesday.
The candle light vigil was observed in front of his tea-shop in Bishnupur here.
Among those who attended the candle lit vigil were Home Minister Roshan Warjri, Deputy Speaker and local MLA Sanbor Shullai, leaders from the different Dorbar Shnongs and others.

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Agitating NGOs doubt existence of any letter on ILP

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SHILLONG, Dec 05: The 13 NGOs spearheading the demand for the implementation of ILP in the State of Meghalaya have welcomed the statement made by Joint Secretary, Home Affairs (North East) Shambhu Singh, when he said that “ILP can continue in States where it already exists”.
“This is the most appropriate statement for the State of Meghalaya because the EBFR 1873 is still an existing regulatory mechanism to check influx into the State, its status is only one of the forgotten law to be implemented in the State,” HNYF General Secretary Sadon K Blah said in a statement issued here on Thursday.

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