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Guv shocked by plight of state’s SSA teachers

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SHILLONG, Sep 12: The Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy has come to the aid of the embattled SSA teachers in Meghalaya by assuring that he will approach both the Central and State government for the early release of their pending dues.
This was informed by a delegation of the All Meghalaya SSA School Teachers’ Association (AMSSASTA) which met the Governor at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday to request him for his intervention in the matter.

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Recklessness leads to regular flooding of Phulbari Bazaar

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TURA, Sep 12: While water-logging is a common phenomenon in quite a few places, Phulbari Bazaar in the district of West Garo Hills (WGH) is unique in the fact that some people’s adamant attitude has been leading to the entire market area reeling under knee deep water whenever there is even a little bit of rain.
A similar situation also happens in the Sadhupara locality which till the last year was doing fine. However the construction of a concrete road, against the wishes of the locality residents has now made the place resemble a fully flooded pond even if it rains for about an hour or two.

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5.5-magnitude quake hits Assam

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Guwahati, Sep 12 (IANS): An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati and its adjoining areas on Wednesday, the Met said. No damage was reported.

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Women’s body urges JHADC not to replicate KHADC on lineage Bill

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SHILLONG, Sep 12: The Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) has been urged not to pass a Bill similar to the KHAD (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) Bill which was passed recently by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.
Making this appeal, a delegation of women led by the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) have expressed their stiff opposition to such a bill being passed while opining that this essentially seeks to strip the ST status of women who marry non-indigenous men.

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PDF benches three of its MDCs for 3 months

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SHILLONG, Sep 12: The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) has decided to suspend three of its MDCs in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) for a period of one month.
The letter informing about the decision of the party was also sent to the three MDCs which include Mawhati MDC James Sylliang, Nongthymmai MDC Latiplang Kharkongor and Mawthadraishan MDC Blanding Warjri on Wednesday.

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Manipur to ban old vehicles

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Imphal, Sep 12 (IANS): Manipur may ban auto-rickshaws and other vehicles which are 15 years old or more.
L. Radhakishore, Chairman of the Manipur Pollution Control Board, said on Wednesday that health hazards posed by the polluted air would be discussed in the next cabinet meeting.
"There is an immediate need to ban such vehicles on grounds of health hazard," he added.

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GHADC Act on tax collection is ‘on paper only’: AYC

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TURA, Sep 12: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) on the enactment of ‘The Garo Hills District (Residence Toll) Regulation Act, 1961’ in which the NGO has opined that the Act is being implemented on paper only.
The memorandum was submitted on Wednesday to the CEM, Dipul Marak.

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