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Garos in Assam resolves to boycott Rabha-Hasong council polls

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Shillong, Oct 30: Assam’s united Garo organization has decided to boycott upcoming Rabha-Hasong Autonomous Council polls, scheduled for Nov 13 – 25. The meeting spearheaded by Garo National Council, All India Garo Union, Mother Union and Garo Youth Council was held at Poponga Bolbola in Goalpara district.

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Govt seeks development plan for Shillong

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Shillong, Oct 30: Finally realizing the need to plan developments in the Shillong city, which otherwise has been developing rapidly but arbitrarily that has choked it, the Urban Affairs department on Wednesday held a meeting with various Rangbah Shnongs of the city to discuss city development plan here.
Director of Urban Affairs, BK Panda, informed that the Government has invited the views of various stakeholders for the city development plan.

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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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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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HANM President booked under MPDA

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NONGSTOIN, Oct 30: The President of Hynniewtrep A’chik National Movement (HANM) Arful K. Bani who was recently arrested by East Khasi Hills Police and handed over to the West Khasi Hills (WKH) police, has been booked under the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA).
Earlier, the arrested NGO leader was handed over to WKH Police with 14 days in custody and subsequently forwarded to court and sent for judicial custody at Shillong.

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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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