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Traditional headmen demand talks on VAB Serve state government ultimatum to act

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: Demanding talks with the state government on the vexed issue KHAD (Village Administration) Bill 2015, traditional headmen have served the latter an ultimatum where they have given the government until the first week of December to act on the issue.
The decision was taken at the general body meeting of the Synjuk Ki Nongsynshar Shnong Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SNSBH) held at the community hall of Jaiaw Lumpyllon here in the city on Saturday.

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Indian Army to conduct joint exercise with Myanmar

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SHILLONG, Nov 18 (IANS): Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, an army official said on Saturday.
The five-day exercise slated to start on November 20 will be held at the newly-inaugurated state-of-the-art Joint Training Node at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya.

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Akhil Gogoi arrested under NSA Act

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GUWAHATI, Nov 18: The Governor of Assam had accepted the recommendations by the state advisory board of National Security Act (NSA) to arrest Assam’s farmer leader Akhil Gogoi under NSA act and now Gogoi needs to wait for at least a year before being released from jail.
The farmer leader and RTI activist was re-arrested by the Assam police on September 25 last and was earlier arrested on charges of threatening to wage war against the country by allegedly urging the indigenous people of Assam to take up arms to protect their rights.

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State police directed to fill up almost 3000 vacant posts

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: Youth aspiring to be part of the state police force may soon be given an opportunity to do so after the State Security Commission headed by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma directed the police department to resolve the issues related to recruitment to pave way for filling up the nearly 3,000 vacancies in the department.
The recruitment process to the different categories of posts in the department has been challenged and is pending before the Court.

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DMF to address problems caused by mining activities

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: The District Mineral Foundation (DMF), the rules for which were approved by the state government will be tasked with implementing various developmental programmes for taking care of the people affected by mining activities.

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Government employees to get 268% pay hike

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: In what can be construed as a Christmas gift for the employees of the Meghalaya Government, the ruling Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA-II) has announced a 268% pay hike which will be implemented from December this year.
“The government employees will be receiving the new pay structure starting from next month with effect from January 1, 2017,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said after a long drawn Cabinet meeting which was held here on Friday.

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Mukul urges militants to avail of rehabilitation package

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has urged members of militant outfits in the state to avail of the rehabilitation package of the state government by coming overground.
“The government has not changed its stand. We have said that the government has come up with a programme where we provide an enabling environment for anybody to withdraw from their organizations and assimilate with the national mainstream,” Dr. Sangma informed after the state security commission meeting held here on Friday.

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