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Opposition claims technicality, to seek change of guard in KHADC

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SHILLONG, June 21: Using the unanimous decision to support a resolution moved by it on Wednesday’s session of the House, the opposition Congress in the KHADC has said that this is an indication that the PDF led EC in the Council has ‘technically collapsed’.
“As per my understanding, once the ruling side has succumbed to opposition’s resolution the executive committee has collapsed,” opposition leader Manstudy Nongrem informed after the session while adding that the party will move the Governor for his intervention in this matter.

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Anti railway groups raise threat of intensive agitation

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SHILLONG, June 21: The anti – railway groups have vowed to embark on an intensive mode of agitation if the state government maintains its stoic silence and continues to discuss the issue with them.
The decision was taken after a delegation of the four organizations, which are staging a sit-in-demonstration in the city here, met the Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh, who had invited them for a discussion on the issue.

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PDF’s fate to be decided on last day of KHADC session

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SHILLONG, June 21: The fate of the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) and its continuation at the helm of affairs in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will be decided on the last day of the ongoing session of the House after the opposition recalled the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the former on Wednesday.
Before the start of the session, KHADC chairman LG Nongsiej informed the House that he had received a no-confidence motion moved by United Democratic Party (UDP) MDC Teinwell Dkhar but it was later withdrawn by him.

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HC calls for action plan to ensure a clean Shillong

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SHILLONG, June 21: The Supervisory Committee constituted by the state government has been directed to come up with an action plan to ensure the cleanliness of Shillong and has to submit the same within two weeks.
This directive was issued by the Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday where the Division Bench said, “We would expect of the Supervisory Committee to chalk out and implement proper action plans with utmost seriousness, so as to ensure cogent and concrete results, latest within two weeks from today.”

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Yoga should not be associated with politics: Assam Minister

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SHILLONG, June 21: While no official International Yoga day function was organised in Meghalaya, Assam Minister Pallab Lochan Das who joined the state BJP unit celebration here maintained that Yoga should not be associated with politics as the concept of Yoga does not only belong to the BJP.
The Bharatiya Janata Party Meghalaya unit celebrated the day at Polo where Assam Minister, Pallab Lochan Das was the Chief Guest.

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KHADC stands united against cow slaughter rules

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SHILLONG, June 21: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has shown unity on Wednesday where it unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the Centre’s notification on banning the sale & slaughter of cattle.
“Since the resolution is now the property of the House, this House unanimously resolved to oppose the ban on sale and slaughter of cow,” KHADC chief Pynshngain N Syiem told the House during the session here. Later, the Council’s Chairman LG Nongsiej accordingly announced that the resolution has been adopted and passed.
The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly had also passed a resolution demanding the Centre to scrap its notification in a special session convened recently on June 12.

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NFSA a boon to marginalized section of society: Mukul

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AMPATI, June 21: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has hailed the National Food Security Act as a boon to the vulnerable and marginalized section of the society even as he maintained that his government is committed to the wellbeing the most needy.
“The price of essential commodities is on the rise, however, the Act ensures that the vulnerable and marginalized section of the society receives the essential food item at a rate fixed by the Parliament,” Dr. Sangma said during a programme organized as a show of appreciation to the wholesalers and fair-price shop dealers for their contribution in successfully implementing the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013.

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