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Central Government creating hurdles for big investments in Meghalaya: Mukul

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SHILLONG, Nov 21: The denial of Input Tax Credit (ITC) by the Central government to people willing to make big investments in Meghalaya is greatly hampering the state according to Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who has pointed out that this is not allowed in the new tax regime.

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AGHSSASTA threatens to shut down schools over pending salaries, arrears

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TURA, Nov 21: The All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers Association (AGHSSASTA) has threatened to shut down all SSA schools after the failure of the government to give an assurance to the teachers’ demands.
“Today is the last day of our ultimatum, which was recently submitted to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, demanding to release SSA teachers’ pending arrears and to release our three months salaries. We have also demanded equal pay for the fourth teachers under SSA school,” said publicity secretary, TD Sangma.

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Political parties urged to ensure better voter enrolment before state polls

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SHILLONG, Nov 21: With the existing 1.08 voter gap in Meghalaya, the election department has sought the involvement of political parties to bridge this gap before the ensuing state elections scheduled to be held sometime early next year.
“We have requested the political parties for their active cooperation so that this gap can be bridged,” the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) FR Kharkongor informed after a meeting with the representatives of the different political parties here.

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Guv consulting ECI on fate of Parliamentary Secretaries

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SHILLONG, Nov 20: Reserving his decision on the fate of the 17 Parliamentary Secretaries who had earlier been appointed by the state government, the Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad has chosen to consult the Election Commission of India (ECI) before deciding whether these legislators need to be disqualified as Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

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HNCL demands adherence to the name Sohra

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SHILLONG, Nov 21: Arguing that the Hynniewtrep people of the Khasi Hills should stick to their roots and their rich linguistic history, the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) has demanded that the name Cherrapunjee should be strictly replaced by the indigenous name of this reputed tourist spot, namely Sohra.

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State government aproves moves to revive lottery

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SHILLONG, Nov 21: The Excise, Registration, Taxation and Stamps (ERTS) department will now be able to revive the operation of lottery in Meghalaya after the state cabinet gave its approval to a proposal in this regard on Tuesday.
Informing this here, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said, “A national bidding in this regard would be floated to select a distributor that will operate the lottery. He also added that the government would prefer paper lottery to online lottery.

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Former NEHU faculty member denied RTI information

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TURA, Nov 20: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) once again came into focus for the wrong reasons after the university has delayed the answer to a Right to Information (RTI) request made by a former faculty member of the NEHU – Tura campus.

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