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North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) denies RTI Information

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 Tura, November 21: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) once again made headlines for the wrong reasons after the university delayed providing answers to a Right to Information (RTI) request made by a former faculty member of the NEHU – Tura campus.

Disqualification of 17 MLAs: Governor refers matter to ECI

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Shillong, November 21: Days after the submission of a representation by a local resident Madal Sumer, seeking the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries, Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has clarified that the matter has been referred to the Election Commission on Nov 16 and it is not pending with the Governor’s office as reported.

Official sources informed that the Governor has sought the Election Commission’s views on the disqualification of 17 MLAs after the Meghalaya High Court held as invalid the state law providing for the appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries.

SNSBH to take stringent steps if joint meeting with govt over VAB is not held

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Shillong, November 20, 2017: Synjuk ki Nongsynshar Shnong ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SNSBH) has threatened to take stringent steps if the State Government fails to invite them for talks within the first week of December to deliberate on the much talked about Village Administration Bill (VAB).

“We are serving a deadline till December first week to invite us for a talk to deliberate on VAB. We will again meet if the State Government failed to response to our demand for talks. We might take some stringent if the Government failed to invite us for talks,” SNSBH president Dr. Werlok Kharshiing told newsmen after the meeting here on Saturday.

Sounder Strong Cajee all set to join NPP

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Shillong, November 20, 2017: Former KHADC MDC from Mylliem, Sounder Strong Cajee is all set to join the Nationalist People’s Party (NPP) for contesting in the upcoming 2018 Assembly elections from Shillong south constituency. Informed sources on Sunday, informed that the NPP party leadership will formally annouce the joining of Cajee to the party in a day or two.

Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles Joint Operation: NSCN (K) Finance Secy arrested in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Nov 20, 2017: In a major breakthrough, the ‘finance secretary’ of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) Inovi Avika Assumi who was an accused of extortion racket was arrested in a joint operation carried out by Assam Rifles and Meghalaya police in Shillong on Saturday night.

According to the East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police Davies R Marak, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi’s hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night.

Meghalaya’s call on militant outfits to lay down arms

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SHILLONG, November 18, 2017: The Meghalaya government has called on banned militant outfits asking them to surrender arms and join the mainstream by taking advantage of rehabilitation programmes. CM Mukul Sangma said that the existing government has come up with a strategy to create a conducive atmosphere for militants to withdraw from unlawful activities and avail government programmes, which include training, rehabilitation and negotiation.

Sangma also said, “In view of our past experiences, we ask militants to practice peace, withdraw from banned organizations and assimilate with the national mainstream.”

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