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GSS, GSU to take Assam government to court

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SHILLONG, April 22: The Garo Sahitya Sabha (GSS) and the Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Assam State Zone, have decided to move the Gauhati High Court against the Assam government after they had alleged that the latter is responsible for appointing non-Garo teachers in the Garo Medium LP and ME Schools of Assam.

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Pakistani man survives on leaves for 25 years

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Islamabad, April 22 (IANS): A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit that he developed because of extreme poverty, a media report said on Saturday.
Mehmood Butt from Gujranwala district began living on leaves because he had no work and could not afford basic meal. Surprisingly, has never fell ill despite eating leaves all these years.

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BJP pledges to make Meghalaya a top ranking state

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SHILLONG, April 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party envisions Meghalaya as one of the top ranking states in the country ad in this regard, it is coming up with a vision document on how to achieve this goal.
“We are going to have a vision document for Meghalaya which will talk about how to make Meghalaya one of the front ranking states in next five to ten years,” BJP leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday.

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SC to decide validity of law linking Aadhaar with Pan card

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New Delhi, April 21 (IANS): AThe Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the constitutional validity of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act that mandates linking of Aadhaar number with the Pan card.
A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said that they would hear the matter on Tuesday even as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi stoutly defended the government decision to link Pan (Permanent Account Number) card with Aadhaar number.
Section 139AA, inserted by the Finance Act, 2017, mandates Aadhaar number for getting a Pan card, for continued validity of existing Pan card and also for filing Income Tax returns.

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BJP to expose ‘wrongdoings’ of Mukul led government

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SHILLONG, April 21: Claiming that there are a number of ‘wrongdoings’ on the part of the Dr. Mukul Sangma led government of Meghalaya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has informed that it will soon expose these acts which have resulted in Meghalaya being, in its opinion, one of the worst performing states of the country.
“We will soon come out with a charge-sheet against the Dr Mukul Sangma led state government,” BJP leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma informed after the 5th SEC meeting of BJP Meghalaya held here on Friday.

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No pre poll alliances for BJP in 2018 polls

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SHILLONG, April 21: Attempting to capture as many seats as possible in the upcoming 2018 elections in Meghalaya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be fielding candidates in all the 60 assembly seats that will be up for grabs in the said elections.
“We are preparing to fight from all the 60 seats in Meghalaya and we are determined to fight the elections alone,” Assam Finance Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said after the party’s 5th SEC meeting held in the city here on Friday.

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Allegations of fund misuse in GHADC work

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TURA, April 21: The first whiff of a scam in works being executed under the aegis of the NPP led Garo Hills Progressive Alliance (GHPA) surfaced on Friday with allegations of funds being misused in the construction of a Rest House in the town of Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills (SWGH).
The then opposition MDC and Boldamgre representative, Stevie Marak on Friday raised the issue on social media alleging that Rs 74 lakhs had been withdrawn, allegedly by the MDC from Mahendraganj, who sought to show an already constructed building as something that has been done by them.

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