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Mortal remains of former activist priest laid to rest after 3 years

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Panaji, Nov 07 (IANS): After languishing in a state hospital morgue for three years, the mortal remains of a former Roman Catholic priest and activist Bismarque Dias were formally interred in his village of St. Estevam on Tuesday.
The solemn burial ceremony at the St. Estevam island's St. Stephen church, located 15 km from Panaji, came months after a Bombay High Court-ordered probe by the Crime Branch into the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, ruled out any foul play in the former priest's death.

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Pranoy Kumar Musahary sworn in as first Meghalaya Lokayukta chair

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SHILLONG, Nov 06 (IANS): Justice Pranoy Kumar Musahary, who retired as a judge of the Gauhati High Court, was sworn in on Tuesday as the chairperson of Meghalaya’s first Lokayukta.
Justice Musahary was administered the oath of office by state Governor Tathagata Roy at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here.
Among those present in the ceremony were Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui , Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma and senior government and defence officials.

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Mukul highlights need to defend democracy

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SHILLONG, Nov 06: Opining that democracy in India is being threatened and as such needs to be defended urgently, the Leader of Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma has urged the political parties in Meghalaya to rally behind the Congress to take on this challenge.
In this regard, Dr. Sangma has called upon all political parties to support the Congress in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Dr. Sangma’s appeal has come in the wake of the National People’s Party (NPP)-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government’s move to field common candidates for the two parliamentary seats in Shillong and Tura.

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Shylla demands approval of KHADC’s Inner Line Permit and Khasi Lineage Bills

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SHILLONG, Nov 06: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has warned of agitation which could lead to bloodshed if the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government withholds approval to the Council’s Inner Line Permit and Khasi Lineage Bills.
Speaking at a meeting held with the farmers at Iewduh market here on Tuesday, Shylla said, “If government fails to approve the Lineage Bill and ILP, we will not hesitate to come out in the streets even if it leads to bloodshed. I am not afraid even if I get arrested because the indigenous community is under threat.”

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Shillong Press Club mourns demise of a comrade

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SHILLONG, Nov 06: The Shillong Press Club with deep regret and a great sense of pain has announced the demise of one of its oldest members and much loved Walton Jyrwa Lytan fondly known throughout Meghalaya as Ton.
Having crossed half a century at 52 years, Ton passed away on Tuesday at 4:15 pm after a brief battle with a life threatening ailment at his residence at Lumbhalang, Nongthymmai Lawjynriew, with his wife Kong Pynroilang Kharshandi and his son and two daughters by his side.

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Magisterial inquiry ordered into allegations of massive PDS siphoning

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TURA, Nov 06: The SDO (Civil) of Dadenggre, West Garo Hills, Swapnil Tembe has ordered a magisterial inquiry into allegations of siphoning of PDS items meant for public distribution after a hearing of beneficiaries in the village of New Bhaitbari.
The public hearing came after a complaint submitted by the All Meghalaya Minority Students’ Union (AMMSU), who met the SDO at his office chamber with the complaint. More than 1000 beneficiaries attended the hearing which began at 11 am at the Kazi and Zaman College.

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An efficient technology for treatment of wastewater effluents from industries

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SHILLONG, Nov 06: Three faculty members of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) have come up with an energy efficient, economically viable and environmentally friendly technology for treatment and bio-detoxification of azo dye contaminated wastewater effluents from industries.
In a release issued on Tuesday, the inventors - Dr. Mihir. K. Sahoo (Department of Chemistry, NEHU), Prof. R. N. Sharan (Department of Biochemistry, NEHU) and Bhauk Sinha of the Department of Chemistry, NEHU informed that the patented and innovative technology, which, to their knowledge, is the first of its kind, provides a novel, efficient, cost effective, and practical one-step solution to the burning problem of the modern industrialized India and, indeed, the world.

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