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KHADC awards tender without calling for bids

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SHILLONG, Oct 30: With Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) floating no tenders for the construction of the new Legislative Wing Building of the council yet assigning a contractor for the project, the members of the Council on Wednesday demanded for putting on hold the Rs 4.74 crores project until the proper procedure is followed.

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Theft in Parliamentary Secretary’s chamber leaves Meghalaya Secretariat’s security ‘embarrassed’

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SHILLONG, Oct 29: The much-vaunted “high security” at the Meghalaya Secretariat with private security guards and CCTVs came to naught with a theft case being reported from inside the high security area from a legislator’s office here on Tuesday.
Computer items that included a Central Processing Unit (CPU), Keyboard and Mouse were found missing this morning from the office of Parliamentary Secretary (PS) in-charge Information and Public Relations, Rophul S Marak here at Meghalaya Additional Secretariat.

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CSWO mulls Supreme Court intervention to punish guilty in Education Scam

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SHILLONG, Oct 29: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) has threatened to seek the intervention of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to ensure that all those involved in the ‘education job scam’ unearthed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are punished.
The threat came as those indicted in the scam including the then Education Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh have been given a clean chit by the High Level Scrutiny Committee (HLSC) in its report. However, the state government is prepared to take action against the officers who have been of indicted by the HLSC report.

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Depleting Forest Cover in Garo Hills

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This is how badly the forest reserves of the Garo Hills region have been affected. Most of the places in the region have been left scarred in the same way. Large scale deforestation is threatening to change the face of the region and concerned people are worrying to bits that the show may never end until the last tree is cut. For this place, the NGOs have been at the forefront of the war ensuring the place is no more damaged than what it already is. The region now cries for more of the same from other people before things are lost forever.


 

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Now plain clothed cops to tackle eve-teasers

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SHILLONG, Oct 29: To stop the menace of eve teasing all over the country, the Supreme Court (SC) has directed the state governments to depute plain clothed female police officers in bus stands, railway stations, metro stations, cinema halls, shopping malls, parks, beaches, public service vehicles, places of worships, to monitor and supervise incidents of eve teasing.
The menace of eve teasing especially in other parts of the country has become a real headache for girls and women. Some of the incidents have gone ugly even as the law enforcing authorities have become mostly spectator as they failed to curb this social menace.

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Empower South Asian rural women economically: SAFA

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Meghalaya’s rural women’s livelihood condition as sorry as any South Asian nations
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SHILLONG, Oct 29: The devastating impacts on rural women’s lives and livelihoods in Meghalaya, NE region and South Asia at large has come to the fore, thanks to a study by South Asia Feminist Alliance for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (SAFA). It delved into the changing global economic situation; globalization, privatization, commercialization, militarization, fundamentalism and religious extremism; conflicts and disasters, both manmade and natural; deeply entrenched feudal and patriarchal norms, values and practices; climatic unpredictability and other environmental destruction.

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SP’s witty son foils kidnap bid

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SHILLONG, Oct 28: Miscreants on Monday morning attempted to kidnap a police officer’s son from within the premises of a city College, but the plan was foiled by the quick wits of the boy.
Miscreants attempted to abduct the son of East Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) MK Dkhar, who studies in Class XII (Arts) at the St Edmund’s College here, at about 8.30 am.

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