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Assault turns fatal for three residents of Amlanai village

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SHILLONG, July 07: An attack by a group of men who are accused of being cattle smugglers left three dead in a village which lies close to the international border between India and Bangladesh in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district.
A total of six persons were returning to their homes in Amlanai village in the district when they were stopped midway at Trangblang and attacked with lethal weapons at around 2:30 pm on Friday.

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Tripura keen to reform approach of teachers, sans punishment: Minister

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Agartala, July 07 (IANS): Tripura Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath, who visited state-run schools for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, said the government would not punish the teachers for minor mistake or slight incompetency, but reform their approach towards teaching and students.
Nath, who is extensively visiting the government schools in the urban and rural areas since July 3, asked the senior officials to serve show cause notices to five teachers for their major negligence in attending schools and teaching.

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MDCs seek Pynshngain’s ouster through special session

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SHILLONG, July 06: Seeking the removal of the incumbent Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), 16 MDCs are calling for a special session of the Council to be held for this purpose.
A delegation of MDCs from the NPP, UDP, HSPDP, PDF and an independent had met Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma to discuss the matter on Friday.

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Process demands ban on import of fish

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SHILLONG, July 06: Opposition chief whip Process T Sawkmie has demanded the state government to immediately ban the import of fish into the state.

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MDA government survives short bout of uncertainty

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SHILONG, July 06: The National People’s Party (NPP) - led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance has survived a major scare after the four MLAs of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) have decided to continue to extend its support to the state government in power.
The decision has also been conveyed to the chief minister Conrad K Sangma by the four PDF MLAs during a meeting held here on Friday. They were also accompanied by PDF chief Ivanlumlang Marbaniang.

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Conrad calls for collective approach to improve health sector in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, July 06: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has called for a collective effort in improving the health sector in Meghalaya.
Conrad had made this appeal while speaking during the inaugural function of the Medical Seminar cum Continuing Medical Education organised by the Composite Hospital BSF Shillong.
Conrad also lauded the initiative of the BSF to provide better healthcare to the people especially to those living in the rural and border areas that do not have access to proper healthcare facilities.

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Sanbor seeks early release of financial assistance under CM’s Social Assistance Scheme

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SHILLONG, July 06: With the disbursement of financial assistance under the Chief Minister’s Social Assistance Scheme now lying pending for over a year, South Shillong MLA, Sanbor Shullai has sought the Chief Minister’s intervention for the speedy release of the same.
Having met the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma in this regard, Shullai later said, “I have submitted a memorandum of appeal to him for the immediate release of the pending financial assistance extended through the CM’s Social Assistance Programme (CMSAP) to all the beneficiaries.”

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