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Maturity essential to solve Assam -Meghalaya border dispute

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: Calling for maturity on the part of the Assam government in regards to solving the vexed border dispute between the two states, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that there is no need to politicize the issue.
“It is only appropriate for all concerned particularly for our counterpart to demonstrate the maturity and commitment to resolve the issue for the benefit of the people who are affected,” Sangma said at the sidelines of a function held here on Thursday.

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Sein Jaintia urged to revive Shillong’s theatre scene

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma has urged the Sein Jaintia to revive the dramas and theater which used to be one of the activities it was known for in days of yore and which, according to him, can be utilized as an instrument to transform people’s lives.
“There was an aggressive engagement in the past through dramas and drama and theatre is a strong and effective instrument to transform and reform a man especially the delinquent youth”, he said.

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Spitting on CMs car lands one in trouble

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: One Bajopthiaw Lyngdoh Marshillong was detained by police after he spat at the Chief Minister’s vehicle at Sein Jaintia Hall, Qualapaty, Shillong.
The Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma was attending a programme inside the hall when the incident happened. The person was detained at Lumdiengjri Police Station for further necessary enquiry.


 

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Police to approach Facebook to nab Nathaniel’s accuser

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SHILLONG, Sep 13: Meghalaya police are hot on the heels of a self styled sex worker who listed Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh’s son beside a doctor and few others as her client and are likely to write to Facebook to provide them with the IP address of the user.
East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Davis NR Marak informed that they are contemplating to write to Facebook to provide the IP address of one Phiba Sharai alias Rina who had posted on Facebook page ‘Thad Madan’ that the son of Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh, Nathaniel Osbert Rymmai and others are her customers.

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Modi, Abe lay foundation for India’s first bullet train project

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AHMEDABAD, Sep 14 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project, the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Ahmedabad-Mumbai line, based on Japan’s Shinkansen super speed train technology.

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Mass failure in following MLA scheme guidelines in Jaintia Hills

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SHILLONG, Sep 13: An inability to stick to the guidelines for implementing the Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP) is a common feature of most of the sitting legislators representing the seven constituencies of Jaintia Hills as has been indicated by a reply to information sought through the Right to Information (RTI) act.
As per the RTIs filed by the Meghalaya People’s United Front (MPUF), at least four MLAs have not submitted the Utilization Certificates (UCs) to certify that the amount released for the several proposals implemented that have been fully utilized.

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Probe ordered after Assam teacher alleges pressure to convert to Islam

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Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS): The Assam Police will probe allegations by a teacher in the state's Morigaion district that she was being forced by two of her senior colleagues to eat beef and convert to Islam, an official said on Wednesday.
Morigaon Deputy Commissioner Hamen Das said that two inquiries have been ordered into the allegations.

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