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It’s a big challenge to implement new pay hike for deficit school teachers: Lahkmen

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By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, May 22, 2018:

A day after the deficit teachers of Meghalaya served a two-week deadline to the government to implement the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Tuesday said that the State Government will try its best to find a solution to demands of the deficit school teachers in the State.

EVMs commissioned for Ampati by-election

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From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Ampati, May 22, 2018:

With only five days remaining for the by-election to the 53-Ampati Assembly constituency, the commissioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) was carried out on Tuesday.

Tura accident victim dies of injuries a day after mishap

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, May 21, 2018: 

A day after a road mishap in Tura, the victim succumbed to his injuries today morning the Tura Civil Hospital (TCH).

Don’t dare to even think of breaking our relationship with NPP: UDP’s Kyrmen Shylla

Shillong News | Ampati, May 22, 2018: 

Revenue Minister Kyrmen Shylla today sent a loud and clear message to the people of Ampati constituency that the coalition of United Democratic Party (UDP) with NPP and other partners will last full term.

Honey bees population is declining in state; Thanks to indiscriminate use of pesticides!

By Our Reporter | Shillong, May 22, 2018:

Additional Chief Secretary, KN Kumar has mooted the idea on the need to totally ban the sale of pesticides in Meghalaya to keep a check on the decline of honey bees population in the State.

Syngkhong Rympei Thymmai pushes for patrilineal switch in Khasi community

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Shillong News | SHILLONG, May 22, 2018

The Syngkhong Rympei Thymmai (SRT), Ri-Bhoi, a Khasi body, seeks to change the status quo and has pushed for a patrilineal switch in the Khasi community.

In a statement issued on Monday, the vice-president of SRT, J W Sohkhia stated that in a meeting on May 12, the members of the body discussed the vulnerability and breakdown of families devoid of male members in the family. They further discussed the economic and administrative crisis that falls upon a family in the absence of a strong foundation of male members in the family, he added.

The SRT has also appealed to the Khasi indigenous community to switch to a patrilineal descent for the purpose of strengthening the familial bond.

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