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UDP’s Allantry appointed Chief Adviser to Meghalaya CM

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SHILLONG, June 18: The vice president of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Allantry Franklin Dkhar has been appointed as the Chief Adviser to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma.

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Mendipathar Sec School teachers’ salaries withheld on non submission of UC

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TURA, June 18: In a strange scene, the salaries of teachers of the Mendipathar Secondary School in North Garo Hills (NGH) district was withheld allegedly on the non submission of utilization certificates (UC) of a school building that has been lying undone for close to a decade now.
The withdrawal of teachers’ salaries has also not gone down well with the Achik Youth Council (AYC) who paid a visit to the school on Monday afternoon.

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Facebook partners with NCW for digital literacy for women

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Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS): Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University.
"We are committed to equipping women to express themselves freely. That's why we invested through our products, policies and community education programmes to create a safe space for women to communicate and share," said Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director-India, South and Central Asia-Facebook.

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Demand for legislation arises after social media fueling hate

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SHILLONG, June 17: Social media has become a bane instead of a boon in the context of Meghalaya in particular and the country at large. With regard to the recent impasse over the Punjabi Lane incident, the matter which according to many is a “daily affair” was blown out of proportion with the aid of social media.
While falsity was the weapon used in order to create commotion in the society, the trouble mongers and vested interests could not have asked for a better medium than the social media where there is no decorum over the uses of language and a minimal chance to track offenders.

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Hima Mylliem conducts pre – survey of Them Iew Mawlong

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SHILLONG, June 18: The acting syiem (chieftain) of Hima Mylliem, Ricky Nelson Syiem led a pre – survey of the Them Mawlong here on Monday.
Syiem was accompanied by 10 myntris (ministers) of the Hima Gurjeet Singh, secretary and other leaders of colony during the pre-survey conducted here on Monday.

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Penchant for loud vehicles to now come at a price

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SHILLONG, June 18: Those with a penchant for loud vehicles will now have to face the ire of the Traffic wing of the police department which is cracking down heavily on aftermarket exhausts on two-wheelers that had been a bone of contention for years now in the city.
East Khasi Hills District traffic branch on Monday started the crackdown and booked twenty four individuals under the Police Act 102 and filed non FIR cases against them.

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Meghalaya CM banishes plastic from his office under 'Beat Plastic' drive

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New Delhi, June 17 (IANS): Admitting increasing plastic consumption is a rising threat to his state, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said he had personally quit using plastic as well as barring it from his office.
Asserting that it will take some time to address the plastic menace as people are use to using it, India's second-most youngest Chief Minister, who hails from one of the greenest and cleanest states, says he believes in leading by example and has adopted a top-down approach.

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