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CM calls for focused attention to state’s youngest districts

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RESUBELPARA, July 27: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma said that the government and all people concerned are duty bound to provide the necessary hand-holding support to the new districts and urged upon the officers of the line departments in the district to give focused attention to the requirements of the district in different sectors of development.

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Indo – Bangladesh joint operational guidelines to protect elephants

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SHILLONG, July 27: India and Bangladesh will soon follow joint guidelines to handle trans-boundary migration of elephants after the two countries have decided to soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on elephant conservation.
Addressing at the 2nd Indo-Bangladesh Dialogue on Trans-Boundary Conservation of Elephants held here in the state capital, Bangladesh’s chief conservator of forests, Md Shafiul Alam Chowdhury said a protocol on elephant conservation and management between Bangladesh and India has been developed during the 2nd thematic meeting held between December 11 and 14, 2015 in Sundarbans, Bangladesh.

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Nitish quits as Bihar CM, doesn’t rule out tie-up with BJP

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PATNA, July 26 (IANS): In a surprise move, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar quit on Wednesday claiming he can’t work in the “current circumstances” following corruption allegations against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav but didn’t rule out a tie-up with the BJP for running a future government.
“I have been doing my best to provide good governance... But the circumstances have so developed that it was difficult for a person like me to continue to be in power. That is why I met the Governor and gave my resignation,” he told reporters outside Raj Bhavan bringing to an end the 20-month-old coalition of the JD-U, RJD and Congress that defeated the BJP in 2015.

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MeECL extends validity of merit list, jugalis suspend agitation

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SHILLONG, July 26: The indefinite strike that was called by the agitating jugalies was placed under suspension on Wednesday, after the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited promised to extend the validity of their merit list for another six months.
The office order issued by the MeECL’s joint secretary D Warjri here on Wednesday stated ‘In pursuance to Board of Director’s Resolution dated July 7, the notification dated August 1, 2016, notifying the list of candidates for appointment as Jugalies, which is due to expire on August 1, 2017, is hereby revalidated for another period of 6 months up to January 1, 2018.’

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HYC adorns Shillong with black flags in demand of ILP

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SHILLONG, July 26: Major points of Shillong city, including the residences of the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, his Cabinet colleagues and the Speaker, Abu Taher Mondal were sites where the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) put up black flags on Wednesday in demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya.
The black flag protest, which is the first phase of agitation announced by the HYC last week after the Dr. Sangma led government turned down its invitation for a discussion on the 14 point demands - started here in the city on Wednesday.
Soon after they gathered at Motphran area, activists of the HYC marched towards Mawkhar and put up black banner with pro-ILP and anti-government slogans at the gate of the residence of the Health Minister, Roshan Warjri.

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Meghalaya’s penchant for reelecting non performing representatives

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SHILLONG, July 26: Complain, demand, agitate and then vote for the same leaders is the cyclic mood of voters in Meghalaya when it comes to politics while the only option of None Of The Above (NOTA) to bring in the much talked about change remains a not so viable an option for the voters with NOTA being just a symbolic instrument to express resentment and not a right to reject.

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Kovind sworn in as President, pledges to follow ‘mantra’ of Constitution

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NEW DELHI, July 25 (IANS): Making history as the first occupant of Rashtrapati Bhavan from the BJP, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday pledged to always follow the basic mantra of the Constitution to ensure justice, liberty, equality and fraternity.Elected to the highest constitutional office last week, Kovind was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar at a brief but glittering ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament before a gathering of MPs, Chief Ministers and diplomats.
Taking oath in the name of God, Kovind pledged to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law” and devoted himself to the services and well-being of the people of India.

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