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AMEF questions government seriousness on rehabilitation

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TURA, July 18: After waiting for over two years for the government to live up to its promise of a rehabilitation package, the Achik Matgrik Elite Force (AMEF) questioned the government’s seriousness of living up to its promise of rehabilitation for those that have laid down arms from the outfit.

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A saga of tormented hearts and shattered dreams

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SHILLONG, July 18: One could have been a writer, a philosopher, a government employee or a musician or at the least have a world of their own but now they lay still and cold, six feet under, leaving behind the world and family to ponder, introspect and learn, that all they really needed was just a little more attention, approach, love and care.
From the year 2014 to 16, as per police records, there have been 437 suicides and out of which 89 suicide cases were borne out of family issues. Thirty eight out of 89 suicides involve those belonging to the age group of 18 to 30 years while 40 out of 437 were love related.

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Centre pushing RSS agenda, Modi bound by its diktat: Mukul

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SHILLONG, July 17: The BJP led NDA government in the centre is pushing the agenda of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) according to Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who has opined that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi himself is bound by the diktat of this organization.
“The Delhi government is not pursuing the agenda of a political party. The NDA government is aggressively pursuing the agenda of the RSS,” Dr. Sangma said at the sidelines of the presidential elections held here on Monday.

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Chaos in Meghalaya under GST regime

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SHILLONG, July 17: Often termed as the game changer in the world of tax reforms, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) may have long term benefits as claimed, but the immediate aftermath of it in Meghalaya is chaotic and unruly.
GST, the long-awaited reform with the aim of transforming the nation of 1.2 billion people and its $2 trillion economy into a single market, was launched on June 30 midnight.

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Social impact of Mawphu project to be conducted soon

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SHILLONG, July 18: Moving towards the early implementation of the highly anticipated Mawphu Hydro Electric Project – Stage II, the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO) has stated that a social impact assessment of the said project will be conducted at the earliest.
“For the social impact assessment there will be some procedure which will be taken care through the state government,” NEEPCO general manager NK Mao informed here on Tuesday.

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Marngar terms railways as invasion of indigenous Khasi community

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SHILLONG, July 17: The president of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Lambokstar Marngar has termed the attempts to bring in railways to areas populated by the Khasi people as an invasion of the indigenous community.
“The fight of this freedom fighter 182 years ago has not faded away due to continued attempts to invade the indigenous community till this moment,” Marngar said while drawing comparisons between the present day situation and what was prevailing during the times of Khasi martyr, U Tirot Sing Syiem.

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No ILP No Rest slogan resounds once again

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SHILLONG, July 17: The slogan, ‘No ILP, No Rest’ which has not been raised for quitNo ILP No Rest once again resounds in Shillonge some time now, once again resounded on Shillong’s streets when those taking part in a rally organized by the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) once again raised this demand on Monday.
The rally which was organized to ommemorate the 182nd death anniversary of the Khasi legend started from Dinam Hall, Jaiaw to State Central Library and was followed by a sit-in-demonstration at the monument of U Tirot Sing Syiem in which members of the HYC shouted slogans against the Congress-led government for its failure to implement ILP and other mechanisms to protect the interest of the indigenous people.

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