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Teachers rally for release of pending arrears, salaries

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TURA, Nov 16: SSA school teachers under the aegis of All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers Association (AGHSSASTA) have rallied in demand for clearance of their pending arrears as well as salaries while also seeking equal pay for the 4th teacher of all SSA Schools.

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GHSMC urges Modi to wake up to demand for Garoland

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TURA, Nov 15: The demand for separate Garoland state intensified ahead of the 2018 polls to the Meghalaya Assembly through a rally that was spearheaded by the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC).
The rally on began from Chandmari playground and passed through Tura bazar and culminated at Law college playground in New Tura. The rallyists shouted slogans – “A’ching A’song Tangbangchina” (long live Garoland) as they marched through the streets of Tura town.

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President to visit Assam, Arunachal, Manipur

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GUWAHATI, Nov 15 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a four-day visit to the north-eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur from November 19.
This will be Kovind’s first visit to the northeast after becoming the President, an official statement said.

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No illegal immigrants in Mizoram: Minister

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AIZAWL, Nov 15: There was no report of illegal immigrants entering Mizoram from neighbouring countries since 2012 till date, Mizoram Home Minister R. Lalzirliana informed the Mizoram Legislative Assembly session on Wednesday.
Replying to a query from Lalruatkima of the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Lalzirliana said that the State Government received no reports of illegal immigrants entering Mizoram and settling down here since 2012.

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BJP afraid of minimal applications for party tickets: Congress

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: The Congress party has opined that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is afraid that nobody will be applying for party tickets and has justified this statement by pointing out that the saffron party is yet to call for applications for the same.
“Why doesn’t the BJP call for applications for party tickets when all other political parties have done it and had even declared their respective candidates” The reason is because the BJP fear that no one will apply,” deputy chief minister RC Laloo said here on Wednesday.

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ASWA demands Central university in Garo Hills, serves Conrad 5 day ultimatum to take up issue

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: Once again reiterating its demand for the setting up of a Central university in Garo Hills, the Achik Students’ Welfare Association (ASWA) has served Tura MP, Conrad Sangma a 5 – day ultimatum to take up the issue with the Central government.
In a letter to Conrad, the association president Harley DN Sangma also threatened to protest against the MP if he failed to initiate anything in support to the demand within five days.

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Immense potential of agro-based industries in the state: Guv

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SHILLONG, Nov 15: The Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad has pointed out the immense potential of agro-based industries in Meghalaya while acknowledging the abundance of the natural resources and the recent increase in its agricultural produce in the state.

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