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BREAKING>>Poll dates for Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura announced

Shillong Jan 18,2018: The Election Commission of India has announced the poll dates for the states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland.

Tripura to vote on February 18, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will vote on February 27. Counting for all three states will be conducted on March 3, 2018. The results will be declared on the same day.

With the Election Commission announcing dates to these three states today, the model code of conduct comes into play and election campaigning by political parties will soon pick up pace.

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Meghalaya: GHADC CEM joins GNC; to contest upcoming elections from Salamanpara seat

Tura, Jan 16,2018: In yet another surprising move that took place in Garo Hills yesterday, the CEM of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), Boston Marak has joined the Garo National Council (GNC). The move by the CEM is a first of its kind whereby the GHADC will be led by the party.

Meghalaya | Know your constituency: Will AL Hek retain Pynthorumkhrah seat?

By Lamphrang Nongspung, Shillong News | SHILLONG, January 16, 2018:

With elections just round the corner, it is interesting to analyse the political waves in the respective constituency with election fever mounting and steadfast political changes, events which makes politics so unpredictable and exciting.

Former Government Employee to contest as Independent from Mahendraganj

Tura, Jan 15,2018: After receiving an overwhelming support from his supporters, Roberth S Sangma, a former employee of the DRDA in South West Garo Hills (SWGH), recently quit his job as the district program manager (DPM) and is set to contest in the upcoming elections. An ex member of the NPP, Sangma quit from the party on December 20 and has decided to contest as an independent candidate.

Meghalaya: NPP slams GHADC for misappropriation of Rs. 28 crores central fund

Tura, January 15, 2018: The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) is making headlines again for misusing of funds. The National People’s Party (NPP) led Opposition mercilessly slammed the Congress led Executive Committee (EC) for withdrawing a staggering amount of Rs. 28 crores from central funds released by Union tribal Affairs ministry.

A day after the accident, Rector’s condition still ‘critical’

By Our Correspondent, Shillong News | NONGPOH, Jan 15, 2018:

The Rector of Sacred Heart Theological College, Fr. James Poonthuruthil who was critically injured in an accident at Nongpoh in Ri Bhoi district on Sunday afternoon is still undergoing treatment at NEIGRIHMS hospital in Shillong even as doctors maintained that his condition is still critical though his Blood Pressure has gone up to normal thereby removing the dangers from his heart.

On Monday, doctors conducted an operation where they removed a part of the skull to treat the brain, to prevent it from swelling and from hemorrhages. The blood clot has been removed and remains of bleeding cleaned. Doctors stated that bleeding is under control and BP is stable. It was informed that another CT scan to start further treatment will be done.

The 63-yr old priest was critically injured after his vehicle (Nano car) rammed into a stationary truck in Nongpoh on Sunday afternoon. Fr James was supposed to travel to Guwahati.

The reason behind the accident is yet to be ascertained and the police probe is on.

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