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POLITICS | Will re-introduction of ballot papers ensure greater transparency in 2018 Assembly polls?

Shillong, December 23, 2017: The political parties in Meghalaya have expressed doubts over the accuracy of votes recorded in EVMs even as asking the Election Commission of India not to use EVMs and VVPATs in next year’s Assembly polls. The representatives from as many as 11 political parties met the ECI team unanimously demanded re-introduction of ballot papers for greater transparency.

Of professional dignity and minimum wage: The plight of teachers in Meghalaya

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams

There is a saying that one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. And if you ask me, I would say teaching is the toughest yet noblest profession. Their role is as imperative as that of a policy maker because both hold the key of shaping the future and this is why former President APJ Abdul Kalam had once rightly noted that teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual.

Agreement signed to set up power plants that will convert kinetic energy into electrical energy

Shillong, December 22, 2017: Meghalaya government yesterday had signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Renew Joule Private Limited to set up three power plants that will convert kinetic energy into electric energy.

EDUCATION | 300 students graduate from LEAP Life Skills Programme in Mawkyrwat

Shillong, December 22, 2017: Over three hundred boys and girls of the Higher Secondary and College sections of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat graduated on December 19 from a unique year end Career Readiness and Life Skills Programme hosted under LEAP Meghalaya, an initiative of the Chief Minister’s Career Guidance and Counselling Scheme. The programme in the South West Khasi Hills was formally inaugurated on December 5 and participants were taken through intensive modules in Confidence Building, Life Skills, Soft Skills and basic Career Readiness in preparation for life and work by LEAP training partner AVENUES, Shillong.

POLITICS | EC Chief to visit Shillong on Friday to review Meghalaya poll preparedness

Shillong, December 22, 2017: A full bench of the Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti will arrive here on Friday on a two-day visit to take stock of the preparedness for the 2018 Meghalaya Assembly elections, an official said on Wednesday.

38 more ex militants to get rehab packages

Shillong, December 22, 2017: A once militancy-torn state, Meghalaya is now emerging as more or less a peaceful state though militant activities is being reported in certain pockets of the state particularly Garo Hills region.

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