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Pynshngain warns of legal action in absence of payment of royalty

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SHILLONG, March 22: Mawsynram legislator, Pynshngain N Syiem, who was put under suspension from the Congress party has warned the state government not to force the chief of the district council to move court for non-releasing of royalty share.

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76 percent of tribal population ‘landless’ in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, March 22: In spite of the unique land tenure system in the state, 76 percent of Meghalaya’s tribal population are landless as was informed by the Hill State People Democratic Party (HSDPD) legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit here on Wednesday.
Moving a cut motion in the Assembly here, HSPDP chief said, “It has always been claimed that the land tenure system in Meghalaya is peculiar where land belongs to the people, not the government. To me, it is peculiar because it is an irony that only 24 per cent of the households (1, 16,723 households of 4, 85,913 households) own land, whereas 76 per cent (3, 69,190) own no land.”

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Govt attempting survey to demarcate villages: Laloo

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SHILLONG, March 22: The state government is making attempt to survey and demarcate the villages of the state with the help of Autonomous District Councils (ADCs), Deputy Chief Minister Roytre C Laloo informed the Assembly here.
Replying to a cut motion moved on Wednesday, Laloo however said in the process, the government do faced non-cooperation from the ADCs and traditional heads thereby having to withdraw survey field staff to some extent.
He also said that people also fear due to apprehension that if survey is allowed the state government may levy tax on their lands. 

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Police shoot civilians in NGH, residents resort to arson

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TURA, Mar 07: Angry residents of the town of Resubelpara in North Garo Hills burnt down police and fire and emergency service vehicles, a temporary battalion shelter along with the Resubelpara police station in retaliation for some over-zealous policemen non-fatally shooting three daily wage earners late on Monday evening.
According to sources, the daily wagers were returning from the town of Krishnai in Assam through the Khaldang road into Resubelpara when they saw the 3 layered ‘Naka’. While the police maintained that they were asked to stop in the first and second naka, their refusal to do so led to the policemen at the last layer opening fire on them.

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Opposition calls for traditional touch to Meghalaya Houses

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SHILLONG, March 22: The Opposition in the Assembly has demanded the state government to ensure the Meghalaya Houses give priority to the youths from the state besides serving traditional foods in their respective canteens.
Raising a supplementary during the question hour, Independent South Tura legislator John Leslee K Sangma said that the youths from the state should be given top priority as the Meghalaya Houses constructed are for the people of the state.

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IIM Shillong inaugurates International Student Exchange Program

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SHILLONG, March 22: Indian Institute of Management, Shillong inaugurated its International Student Exchange Programme on Tuesday with Mandalay University, Myanmar. The course titled “Refresher Course in Management” is spread over a duration of 10 days and aims to facilitate MBA students to understand management through a renewed perspective in tandem with the changing global scenario.

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HDR denies rape in son’s guest house

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SHILLONG, March 07: Refuting allegations that have been made on the issue, state Home Minister, HDR Lyngdoh has said that a 14 year old girl was never raped in a guest house owned by his son.
“It is not a fact that the rape committed by an MLA happened in the guest house,” Lyngdoh told the Assembly while replying to a special motion on increasing atrocities against women and children during the Budget Session here on Tuesday.
He also said that he had not interfered in the issue and had given police a free hand to ensure that the law takes its own course against anybody involved.

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