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9-year-old Australian girl faces politicians' ire over anthem protest

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Canberra, Sep 12 (IANS): A nine-year-old girl in Australia is facing the ire of the country's prominent politicians, calling for her suspension from school, after she refused to stand during the national anthem "out of respect for the nation's Indigenous population".
Harper Nielsen, a student at Kenmore South State School in Brisbane, said that she decided to protest against the national anthem, saying it was not inclusive of indigenous Australians.

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EKH SP determined to curb drug menace

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SHILLONG, Sep 12: East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Davis Marak on Wednesday said that the police are going all out to nab the key players and king pin involved in the drug racket in Shillong which he said is not just a transit route for drugs but also a destination.
“We are already going after the big fishes and unfortunately we have not been able to nab them red handed and without catching them red handed we do not have enough evidence against them to produce them in the court,” said the SP while further adding, “Yesterday we arrested around four people and yesterday’s catch was a good catch in the sense that a small peddler led to a supplier and in this way we got to two or three levels. They are not small suppliers but big suppliers and we have been after them for quite some time”.

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Govt to move for protection of water reservoirs

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SHILLONG, Sep 11: In an effort to protect the water reservoirs in the state, the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government will soon take steps to ensure that such places are properly fenced.
Informing this here on Tuesday, the state’s Public Health Engineering Minister Samlin Malngiang said, “We will ensure that all reservoirs distributing water supply to our citizens are protected. Fencing will be constructed to also ensure that entry of public to such water reservoirs is restricted.”

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1000 teachers likely to be appointed before 2019

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SHILLONG, Sep 11: As many as 1000 aspiring teachers may get appointment in the state’s different government schools as the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is planning to fill up these posts before the end of 2018.
“The government has decided to start the process of recruitment very soon start. We also wanted to complete the process within the month of December,” the state’s Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui informed in this regard on Tuesday.

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Tynsong dubs Mukul as the worst Chief Minister

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SHILLONG, Sep 11: National People’s Party (NPP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong led a scathing attack on former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and called him the worst Chief Minister that he has ever met in his political career till date.
“I was part of the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government under his leadership and I found that he is the worst Chief Minister I have ever met in my political career till today,” said Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday.

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Sonowal pitches for strong immigration policy

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GUWAHATI, Sep 11 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday strongly pitched for a strong immigration policy in the country and rolling out of NRC updating process in all states for tackling the menace of rampant illegal migration.
He said National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a tool for making the distinction between a bona fide Indian citizen and a foreigner, said Sonowal while speaking at the seminar on the topic “NRC: Defending the Borders, Securing the Culture” organized by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.

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Another Rs 100 Crore needed to complete GSWSS – III

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SHILLONG, Sep 11: An additional Rs. 100 crore is required for the completion of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) phase – III, an amount for which the state government has sought the support of the Central government.
Informing this here on Tuesday, the state’s PHE minister, Samlin Malngiang said, We will require an additional fund of another Rs 100 crore to ensure the completion of the GSWSS phase-III and a proposal for this has been submitted to the Centre on May earlier this year.”

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