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HYC opposed to Assam setting up police outpost in Umru

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SHILLONG, Nov 13: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has expressed its strong opposition to the proposed setting up of a police outpost by the Assam government at Umru village and has demanded that the Meghalaya government immediately intervenes in the matter.

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Northeast to get India’s first air dispensary

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NEW DELHI/GUWAHATI, Nov 13 (IANS): The northeast region will get India’s first Air Dispensary, Minister of Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh said on Monday.
For the air dispensary, which will be based in a helicopter, the government has contributed Rs 25 crore as initial funding.

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Former ANVC(B) rebels take to ‘tombola’ game for self-reliance

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TURA, Nov 12: A’chik Matgrik, a welfare organization of the former rebels of the A’chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B), on Sunday informed that they would intensify and promote its project “Bawil Dawil” – a game similar to tombola to enable a source of livelihood for the former rebel members of their outfit.
The rebels, as early as in 2015, had come together to start the initiative for their self-reliance.

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Single residents troubled over domestic waste collection by SMB

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SHILLONG, Nov 12: Single residents from the city who have to leave their home early in the morning are faced with the problem of disposing their domestic wastes.
There are complaints emerging from localities of Greater Laitumkhrah and elsewhere that the garbage van arrives between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM in the morning when these residents have already left their home for work.
As a result, these residents have to deal with an unwarranted stench because their timings aren’t matching with the garbage picking vans in the morning.

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Question looms large on fate of Congress this election

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SHILLONG, Nov 12: Is the Indian National Congress (INC) heading for decimation in Meghalaya when the northeastern state goes to poll early next year? The spate of political developments over the past months is indicating that the Congress could be heading for trouble.
The series of exodus by established Congressmen from the party will no doubt dent its prospect because in all probability they are going to retain their seats but for a different party to which they have shifted their allegiance.
A congress functionary from the city has informed that they are putting up good candidates against the deserters in each of the constituencies but is skeptical at the same time how far they are going to pose a threat to the heavyweights that left the Congress in the last few months.

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TUR seeks resignation of MLAs named in Education Scam report

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SHILLONG, Nov 12: Welcoming the landmark judgment of the Meghalaya High Court in the case of recruitment of Assistant Teachers, Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) has demanded that all the politicians named in the CBI report should resign immediately from their respective posts and all the political parties refrain from giving these politicians tickets in the coming election till they are cleared of the serious charges of nepotism and corruption.
It is to be noted that the CBI report does not only name Congress Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh but also stated that white fluid was applied to fulfill the recommendations of 19 other politicians - politicians who now span the entire spectrum of Meghalaya’s politics - Congress, BJP, Independent, NPP, UDP.

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White Ink Issue: KHNAM demands that Ampareen steps down

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SHILLONG, Nov 11: The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) is of the opinion that the incumbent state IPR Minister, Ampareen Lyngdoh should take responsibility of the 2009 education job fiasco and step down.
KHNAM opines that Lyngdoh, who was the then State Minister in charge of Education is morally responsible for the issue which has prompted the Meghalaya High Court to hand over investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after gross anomalies were found in the answer scripts of thousands of candidates who had applied for jobs as teachers in schools across the state.

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