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Meghalaya will not piggy ride on outdated colonial Act: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Sept 05: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Thursday gave his clearest indication that the Inner Line Permit (ILP) would not be introduced in Meghalaya, stating that the Government does not intend to “piggy-ride on an outdated colonial Act” to fight influx and has its own new ideas.

“There is no bankruptcy of new ideas within the Government that we have to piggy ride on an outdated colonial Act to fight influx,” Dr Sangma said. He made the statement after an all party meeting with political parties on the issue of influx, which remained inconclusive on Thursday.

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Teachers’ strike from Sept 11 - 13

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SHILLONG, Sept 05: Even as thousands of teachers boycotted the official Teacher’s Day celebration and announced statewide strike beginning from September 11 against the state government’s refusal to meet their demands, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister additional in-charge of Education, Dr RC Laloo, tried to appease the teachers by saying that his doors are always open for them to hold dialogues.
Instead of attending the official function organized by the state government on Teachers’ Day, around ten thousands ad hoc and deficit teachers from schools and colleges under the banner of the Joint Action Committee of All Teachers’ Associations of Meghalaya (JACATAM) gathered at Malki ground to attend the public rally organized to protest against the state government’s indifferent attitude towards their demands.

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Black letter day for teachers

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Hundreds of teachers under the banner of the JACATAM staged a sit-in-demonstration in the city on Wednesday

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Murder, kidnappings at large in Garo Hills

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Tura, Sept 04: The spree of kidnappings has continued in Garo Hills with one leading to a tragic end on Tuesday. Three people including two children were kidnapped over two days in the Garo Hills region. One 45 year old person was killed a day after he was kidnapped on September 02 from Chesatgre near Tikrikilla and two children were kidnapped a day earlier from the Bajengdoba area in North Garo Hills.

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Office picketing on Sept 7; night blockade timing deferred

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SHILLONG, Sept 05: To further intensifying its stir to press for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, the conglomeration of over then NGOs on Thursday announced a one day office picketing in the eleven districts of the state on September 07.

The NGOs also expressed shock on the attitude of the state government to declare September 7, being a Saturday, as a working day just because of the low attendance of government employees in view of the twelve hours bandh on Monday last.

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Inflation to decide the fate of next government

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SHILLONG, Sept 04: The continuous slump of the rupee has taken toll upon everything from daily essentials to airfares. Though the commoners are blaming the congress led UPA government for this mess, the opposition BJP has released a data recently claiming that according to a research by an economic watchdog the country has experienced immense hardships, price rise, unemployment, mis-governance, bribery, corruption and more particularly during congress rule since independence.

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Meghalaya to raise ‘Ecological Battalion’ soon

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SHILLONG, Sept 04: With the increasing environmental degradation challenging the state, Meghalaya government on Wednesday decided that it would soon raise an ‘Ecological Battalion’ in the state.
The announcement was made by the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma after meeting with the 18th Rajya Sainik Board here on Wednesday afternoon.

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