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KSU not giving up on call for ILP

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SHILLONG, July 19: Notwithstanding the current talks for the implementation of a comprehensive mechanism to address the threat of influx into Meghalaya, the Khasi Students’ Union has not given up on its original demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state.
“The Union will continue to demand for ILP,” KSU chief Lambokstarwell Marngar informed after a meeting convened by the state government with the 13 pressure groups to discuss the comprehensive mechanism here in the city.

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UDP – HSPDP finalize seat sharing arrangements

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SHILLONG, July 19: The Hill State People’s Democratic party (HSPDP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) which had earlier entered into a pre – poll alliance have finally decided on the seat sharing formula that they will implement for the upcoming 2018 state polls.
“The Co – Ordination Committee of the UDP – HSPDP Alliance has decided that 17 seats will be reserved for the UDP, 10 seats for the HSPDP and the nine seats are free-to-contest seats in the Khasi - Jaintia Region,” Coordination Committee of the UDP-HSPDP Regional Democratic Alliance secretary Dr. Kara Shen said.

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NPF expels Nagaland CM Zeliang from party

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KOHIMA, July 19 (IANS): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Wednesday expelled T.R. Zeliang from the party for six years, soon after he was sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister.
The development came within hours of Governor P.B. Acharya dismissing the Shurhozelie Liezietsu government after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly, and administering the oath of office to Zeliang.

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Government indecisive on railway project: KSU

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SHILLONG, July 19: In stark contrast to the statement made by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Wednesday, the Khasi Students’ Union is of the opinion that the state government has not arrived at any concrete decision pertaining to the railway project in Ri Bhoi district.
KSU president Lambokstarwell Marngar maintains the state government did not take any decision on the issue during its meeting with the 13 pressure groups held on Wednesday to discuss the comprehensive mechanism against influx.

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Liezietsu sacked, Zeliang is Nagaland’s new Chief Minister

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KOHIMA, July 19 (IANS): Senior Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislator T.R. Zeliang was sworn in as Nagaland’s 19th Chief Minister on Wednesday, hours after Governor P.B. Acharya dismissed Shurhozelie Liezietsu after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly.
Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 65-year-old Zeliang in a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan here. Zeliang will have to prove his majority in the House on or before July 22.

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Mukul tight lipped about intentions for 2018 elections

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SHILLONG, July 18: Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday neither denied nor confirmed his intentions to contest from both Songsak and Ampati in the upcoming 2018 Assembly election.

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Citizens question timing of developmental activities

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SHILLONG, July 19: While the public call it the luring tactics of the government or politicians in general to woo voters pre-elections, the politicians agree to disagree that the spate of inauguration of projects, formation of blocks and developmental works is an age old pre-election tactics.

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