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Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed next CJI

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS): Justice Ranjan Gogoi, one of the four judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra earlier this year, was on Thursday appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI).
He will assume office on October 3 after the retirement of Justice Misra.
Justice Gogoi will have a little over a year before he demits office on attaining the age of 65.

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After single-day halt, fuel prices continue to rise

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS): Fuel prices in the country resumed their upward movement on Thursday with prices hitting fresh highs in three of the four metro cities.
In the national capital, petrol price touched Rs 81 per litre, up from Rs 80.87 on Wednesday, according to data from the Indian Oil Corp website.
On Wednesday, prices were unchanged in three cities, except Kolkata, where fuel prices fell by a rupee after the West Bengal government cut excise duty by Re 1 per litre.

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Education is the catalyst of change: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Sep 13: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has underscored the importance of education in the process of bringing about positive changes in a society while pointing out that his government is stressing on ensuring that quality education is imparted to the students in the state.
Conrad had made this comment while speaking as the chief guest of a function to mark the losing ceremony of the year long Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Auxilium Girls ‘ Higher Secondary School, Nongthymmai, Shillong on Thursday.

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Dainadubi residents, NGOs clarify on extortion, intimidation charge

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TURA, Sep 13: Residents of Dainadubi led by NGOs have clarified on the charge made by the CSWO of intimidating and extorting money from a victim of cyber crime. The crime in question is the circulation of a semi nude video sent by a woman to her ex boyfriend, Mansrang Sangma of the same area, which led to the arrest of Sangma a few days ago.
The CSWO, led by its president had pointed fingers at the NGOs, accusing them of intimidation and extortion.

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MDA seeks time to clear teachers’ pending dues

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SHILLONG, Sep 13: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has sought time to release five months of pending salaries due to 12,000 school teachers working under SSA funded schools across the state.
This was informed by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma during a meeting held with the delegation of the Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Schools’ Association (MSSASA) which met him here on Thursday.

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HSPDP unsure of role in upcoming LS polls

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SHILLONG, Sep 13: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) which is supporting the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is yet to decide what role it will play in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
“The central executive committee of the party will take a decision on the matter whether to field any candidate for the Lok Sabha elections,” HSPDP chief organizer and PHE minister Samlin Malngiang told reporters after a meeting held here on Thursday.

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High Court gives Umroi Airport a shot in the arm

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SHILLONG, Sep 12: Any further delay in making the Umroi airport operational will result in legal action against the perpetrators as per a stern warning issued by the Meghalaya High Court.
After a hearing on the issue which was held here on Wednesday, he division bench comprising of Chief Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice SR Sen said, “In case of any such attempt (to prolong), defaulting party will be seriously dealt with.”
It may be noted here that the Meghalaya Government has sanctioned Rs 18.17 crore for the purchase of additional land required for the project resulting in the Court acknowledging the fact that the State authorities have exhibited the commitment by taking various steps which will substantially help in making Umroi airport operational.

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