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Opposition moves impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Mishra

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NEW DELHI, April 20 (IANS): In an unprecedented move, 64 members of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven parties led by the Congress on Friday submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra on five grounds of “misbehaviour”.
“We have met Rajya Sabha Chairman (M. Venkaiah Naidu) at his residence. We have moved a motion of impeachment for the removal of CJI under five listed grounds of misbehaviour. We have sought his removal under articles 217 read with article 124 (4) of the Constitution of India,” Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

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Meghalaya to stop Assam from constructing rural roads in Ri Bhoi

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SHILLONG, April 20: The Meghalaya government will take steps to stop its counterpart in Assam from constructing rural roads in Ri – Bhoi district.
This was assured by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma who quoted official reports that he had received three days ago which said that the Assam Government is “unitarily” constructing two roads - Umsohbar to Belakhowa and Bakhlapara to Jimbarigaon - in Jirang area of the district. He also said that these official reports indicated that these villages are located within Meghalaya.

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Construction of Tura Medical College to begin soon

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SHILLONG, April 20: Construction work on the highly anticipated government medical college at Tura will begin soon as per assurances made by the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government.
“We assure that the construction of the Tura medical college will start very soon,” State Health Minister, AL Hek said in his reply during the question hour in the Assembly which concluded here on Friday.

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Cry for women and children safety grows louder

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SHILLONG, April 20: Matrilineal Meghalaya on Friday took to the streets to express their condemnation and concern over the increasing number of violence against women and children in the country.
While, members of various NGOs, pressure groups, civil society wearing black and pinning up black ribbons lighted candles and displayed placards at the Lower Lachumiere, tri-junction, members of various martial art academies observed the same at Khyndailad, Police Bazaar point.

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Woman asked to compromise after assault by VEC secretary

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TURA, April 20: The trend of violence against women in Garo Hills continued after a 60 year old woman was assaulted by the VEC secretary of Alokdia village after the victim questioned the siphoning of 4 days of job card wages due to them. Surprisingly when the victim tried to file a complaint on the matter, the police as well as local MLA of Tikrikilla tried to pressure her into settling the matter, instead of pursuing the case further.

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Aadhaar enrolment in Meghalaya a dismal 23.42%

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SHILLONG, April 20: 7,56,529 out of the 32,30,132 projected 2017 population of Meghalaya have already opted for Aadhaar enrolment bringing the percentage of enrolled people to a measly 23.42%.
These figures were provided by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma who said that the government in its endeavour to ensure that only citizens of Meghalaya are enrolled for Aadhaar in the state has insisted on furnishing documentary proof.

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Perpetrators of petrol bomb attack to be brought to book: James

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SHILLONG, April 20: The people behind the petrol bomb attack on the residence of the Editor of the Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim will be brought to book as has been assured by State Home Minister, James Sangma.
Replying to a call attention motion raised by Independent MLA Lambor Malngiang, the Home Minister said, “The government would like to assure the members of this House, the members of both the electronic and print media and the people of the state that the government and the police are making all efforts to trace out the culprits and bring them to book.”

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