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Congress accuses BJP – NPP of match – fixing in Meghalaya elections

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: The Congress party has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National People’s Party (NPP) of match – fixing in the upcoming Assembly elections.
“The BJP is a non-serious participant because its shadows are contesting. What we are seeing here is match-fixing between the BJP and the NPP and the United Democratic Party (UDP) is a side player,” senior Congress leader, Anand Sharma said here on Thursday.

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Sitharaman urges Meghalaya to vote for change

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has urged the people of Meghalaya to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the change that has been the party’s mantra of late.
Speaking during a programme held here where the party’s vision document was released, Sitharaman said, “A change is necessary when you find a situation where basic infrastructure such as drinking water and road has not reached to the people.”

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Meghalaya DGP accused of campaigning for Mukul

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Meghalaya Director General of Police, SB Singh has been accused of openly canvassing for Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, prompting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to demand his immediate removal.
“We request the commission to consider immediate removal of the DGP SB Singh and appointment of a neutral DGP by the Election Commission,” the BJP said in a complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner & commissioners here on Thursday.

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BJP promises to address coal mining ban within 180 days

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised that the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya which has been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) will be addressed within 180 days if it is voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
This was one of the main highlights of the 17-page vision document released by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here on Thursday.

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BJP known for selling dreams and making false promises: Congress

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Reacting to the vision document which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released, senior Congress leader, Anand Sharma said that the saffron party is known for selling dreams and false promises.
“The BJP promise can the sun, the moon and the stars because they are nationally known now for selling dreams, making false promises and betraying the mandate and people,” Sharma said here on Thursday.

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IIM Shillong completes summer placements with highest stipend of INR 3 lakh

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: IIM Shillong has completed summer placements for its batch of 2017-19 consisting of 180 participants. The average stipend was INR 87,000 with the highest stipend of INR 3 lakh for two months.
The placement season saw participation from 75 recruiters. Sales and Marketing emerged as the most sought-after domain, accounting for 35% of the total offers made to the participants.

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Suvida App turns Asuvidha for Meghalaya’s political parties

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SHILLONG, Feb 15: Riding on the digital platform for ease of business this Assembly elections in Meghalaya may not just be an all appropriate step for the Election Commission with representative of various political parties on Thursday expressing discontent on the usage of the EC app ‘Suvidha’- stating that it is more of a headache then a balm.
“I have apprised the Chief Election Commissioner about the cumbersome system that they have put in place for application of permission for electioneering purposes wherein one has to log into the website “Suvida’ which is ironic as there is no suvidha,” said UDP general secretary Allantry F Dkhar soon after meeting the Election Commission team headed by the chief election commissioner Om Prakash Rawat who are in the city to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 Assembly polls.

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