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SSLC selection exam papers leaked in plain belt of WGH

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Copy of Health Education paper available as police get into action

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TURA, Oct 30: In what will surely set the cat amongst the pigeons, the question papers of two schools in the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) have been leaked prior to the exams. A copy of the exam paper for Friday’s Health Education paper is available with Meghalaya Times as information on the leak surfaced. Two schools, Bholarbitta HS and the Kalapani HS School have been circulating the exam papers since the beginning of exams on October 22.
According to information available, the question papers of the first paper, English was made available to some students through SMS from a phone number 9615790633, allegedly belonging to someone from within the schools itself. The headmaster of the Bholarbita School is one Zahiruddin Sheikh while Prakash Bose is in-charge of the Kalapani School.

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KHADC issues uniforms to Iewduh porters

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SHILLONG, Oct 30: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Adelbert Nongrum on Thursday handed over uniforms to the Hima Mylliem to distribute to at least 232 porters (dajus) who are operating in Iewduh market.
The initiative taken by the KHADC is to streamline the market and to prevent petty crimes often committed by persons pretending to be porters.
For a long time now, the porters who are working in the market do not have proper uniform and this has been a major challenge for the public who depend on their services.

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Abducted teacher released after two days in captivity

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TURA, Oct 30: In a further twist to the kidnapping case of the primary school teacher from his house in Damas, Maliram Rabha was released early Thursday morning. In a first of sorts for the region, the teacher was released without any money being paid to his abductors. Rabha was released at the village of Sepikol in the North Garo Hills (NGH) district.
The kidnapping of the teacher has been mired in controversy with the police of NGH insisting that the kidnapping was the handiwork of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) area commander of North, Philifort Momin.

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KHADC to act against commission by traditional heads in land deals

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SHILLONG, Oct 29: Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Adelbert Nongrum on Wednesday assured the house that his Executive Committee (EC) will take steps against the alleged involvement of traditional heads in taking commission on land deals.
“The Executive Committee has taken note of this and will soon examine the matter on the need of issuing circulars to all the Himas for them to refrain from such acts of exploitation relating to buying and selling of land among our own people,” Nongrum said.
 The CEM was replying to a motion moved by Umroi MDC Albinus Lyngdoh on the role of Rangbah Shnongs in the buying and selling of land within the jurisdiction of the KHADC during the last day of winter session on Wednesday.

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MIPRL submits advance representation to PSC

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SHILLONG, Oct 30: The Movement for Indigenous People’s Rights and Livelihood – Meghalaya (MIPRL) on Thursday submitted an advance representation on the current blanket ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) which will be arriving in the state on Friday.
“The representation has highlighted the economic plight of the people, the legal and constitutional position as well as the police firing at Mukhep which resulted in the deaths of late Setlang Phawa and Derister Siangshai and the injury of six other people,” the Movement vice chairman Erwin K Sutnga said.

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Walking is the only solution to Shillong’s traffic woes

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SHILLONG, Oct 30: Vehicular traffic in Shillong has gone beyond control. The numerous ‘one way’, ‘no entry’, ‘timed entry’ provisions in place are not just enough to tame the growing traffic congestion in the city. The chaos has reached to its peak now when interior narrow lanes which are otherwise meant mainly for pedestrians and vehicles of residents are now utilized as thoroughfares. If a solution to this is not arrived at sooner rather than later, this city may well be blocked by a traffic jam that may well not have a solution.

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KHUDA-II questions integrity of ARPA 

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SHILLONG, Oct 29: Opposition Khasi Hills United Democratic Alliance (KHUDA-II) on Wednesday branded the ruling All Regional Parties Alliance (ARPA) led Executive Committee (EC) as “lacking confidence” for its inability and delay to fill up the Deputy Chairman’s post following the resignation of the member of the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) earlier this month.
“The delay of the EC to hold the election of Deputy Chairman is nothing but due to lack of confidence,” former CEM Manstudy Nongrem said while participating in the Zero Hour discussion moved by MDC NA War during the last day of session here on Wednesday.

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