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ILP stir fourth phase: 5-day night road-blockade, 2-days office picketing

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SHILLONG, Sept 21: Resolute on pushing the government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the pro –ILP pressure groups on Saturday announced their fourth phase of agitation that includes a five-day night road-blockade and two days office picketing across the state from Monday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the ten NGOs held at an undisclosed location on Saturday.

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Credit card – think twice before availing it

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SHILLONG, Sept 21: If one is planning to avail a new credit card then it is imperative to be aware about how the credit card companies make money from him/her. Though these cards happen to be of much use when a person is in need of immediate money in the form of “loans”, that is, a credit card user can spend any amount within a given limit against interest on repayment but it is learnt that these companies are largely earning money from interest charged on outstanding dues wherein higher interest rates than any other types of loans being provided by nationalized or commercial banks is also filling-up their coffers.

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Justice Pant sworn-in as new Meghalaya Chief Justice

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SHILLONG, Sept 20: Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant was Friday sworn – in as the Chief Justice of the newly established Meghalaya High Court, a month after its first Chief Justice, Justice (Rtd) T Meena Kumari, retired from office last month.
Governor Dr K K Paul administered the oath of Office and Secrecy to Justice Pant at a ceremony held in the Raj Bhavan here.

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MLA threatens indefinite hunger – strike if GHSMC activists not released

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SHILLONG, Sept 20: Chokpot legislator and GNC leader Clifford R Marak has threatened to stage indefinite hunger – strike if the arrested volunteers of Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) are not released ‘unconditionally’ before September 25.
The legislator has threatened to stage the hunger strike front of the Chief Minister’s residence in Tura.

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Braving all odds for survival

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A hawker tries to sell fast-food at khyndailad during the 12-hr bandh called by pro-ILP pressure groups across the state on Friday. Call it defiance or desperation, it is evident that for this young boy surviving, and feeding his family, takes priority come what may. While the agitation programmes so far have evoked good response, but the question remains – for how long? At the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing - survival and one will do anything for that. 


 

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ILP stir causes loss of Rs 50 lakh

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SHILLONG, Sept 20: East Khasi Hills (EKH) Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sanjay Goyal on Friday informed that property worth Rs 50 lakh has been damaged during the ongoing agitations by the pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists, adding that the arrest of the NGOs leaders is on the card.

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Governance chaotic as steel frame has rusted, says SC

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New Delhi, Sept 19 (IANS): The Supreme Court Thursday said India's governance would not have faced a chaotic situation had the bureaucracy not allowed itself - the "steel frame" of the state - to be rusted.
"We have separation of power. A strong neutral bureaucracy and a steel frame bureaucracy" and "administration will run if an honest advice is given and government acts on it", said the green bench of Justice A.K.Patnaik, Justice S.S.Nijjar and Justice Fakir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, recalling the words of the constitution's framers.

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