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Get better marks with stones

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Shillong, March 19: Independent legislator from Gambegre in West Garo Hills Saleng A Sangma on Tuesday said there is a school in his constituency where the teacher asks students to collect stones.
“The more the stones, the better marks the students get,” he said on the Floor of the House while participating in the motion moved by NPP legislator Nihim D Shira on ‘style and functioning of education department in the state of Meghalaya’ during the ongoing Budget Session on Tuesday.

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City streets are not racing tracks: ASP Traffic

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SHILLONG, March 18: After receiving several complaints from different localities and areas, regarding young bloods treating city streets as ‘race tracks’ the Shillong traffic police have decided to clamp down on rash riders who zoom and stunt around in the streets scaring innocent pedestrians and causing danger.

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Yet another legislator affirms Govt – militant nexus

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GNC legislator from Chokpot , Clifford Marak taking part at the debate on Governor's address during the ongoing Budget Session

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SHILLONG, March 18: Lone Garo National Council (GNC) legislator in 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Monday accused the Congress – led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) – II of having nexus with militant outfits and taking their help during the recently concluded State Assembly elections.
GNC legislator from Chokpot, Clifford Marak, while participating in the debate on the Governor’s address during the ongoing Budget Session here on Monday, created controversy claiming that the MUA – II Government is having nexus with the militant outfit – A’chik National Volunteer Council - Breakaway.

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9th Meghalaya legislative Assembly yet to get LO

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SHILLONG, March 18: The Meghalaya Peoples Forum (MPF), a conglomeration of smaller parties and Independent MLAs in state’s Opposition bench, was denied due recognition by Meghalaya Speaker AT Mondal on Monday here.
The United Democratic Party (UDP) which leads the forum has only eight members, two short of the conventional number (1/6 of the House or 10 members) to enable having its leader be recognized as the Leader of Opposition (LO) by the Speaker.

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Breath Analyzers a success in checking DUIs

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SHILLONG, March 19: The system of introducing the Japanese made device – ‘Hand Held Breath Alcohol Analyzer’ to check driving under influence(DUI) has yielded results with five people being booked till date since its introduction from March 06.

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UDP demands reduction in wine-store license issuance

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SHILLONG, March 18: Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has urged the State government to reduce issuing of license for wine-stores in the state and ensure that they are not located near educational or religious institutions.
Participating in the debate on Governor’s address during the ongoing Budget Session here on Monday, UDP legislator from Sohra, Titos Chyne said, “Government needs to reduce issuing license to wine-stores in the state especially in the capital city.”

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Opposition MLAs troubled over electricity services

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SHILLONG, March 18: The issue of anomalies in power supply especially with the recent wave of power cuts in the state was picked up by the Opposition MLAs on Monday, who expressed their deep concern over the power scenario in the state especially in Garo hills and Jaintia hills region and demanded the government to take immediate steps on the matter.
“Power is a big disappointment in the state particularly with the recent total collapse of power in Garo hills and Jaintia hills which calls for immediate attention detection of the flaws,” UDP working president, Paul Lyngdoh said while participating in the debate on Governor’s Address during the Budget Session here on Monday.

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