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25 injured as Shillong bound Tura bus slams into building

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TURA, Dec 03: 25 people who had boarded a Shillong bound Tura bus sustained injuries after the bus slammed into a building causing severe damage to both. Three out of 25 passengers have been declared to be in serious condition and were rushed to Guwahati for further medical care. The incident happened at about 11 pm on Friday night near the village of Leila in Goalpara, Assam.

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Will find way to let poor retain Jan Dhan deposits: Modi

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MORADABAD, Dec 03 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he “will find a way” to jail the rich who had after demonetisation stashed their ill-gotten wealth in Jan Dhan bank accounts of the poor — and let the poor retain the money.
Defending the decision to spike 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, Modi acknowledged the inconvenience caused to people by the November 8 move but said it would end all problems, including poverty, corruption and black money, in India.
Addressing a rally here in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Modi said the decision had rattled those who hoarded large quantities of black money and the rich were now queuing up in front of the houses of the poor, pleading with them to get the wealth deposited in their Jan Dhan accounts.

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HC rules in favour of slighted Nokma

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SHILLONG, Dec 03: The Nokma of Dilmagre Akhing, situated in East Garo Hills (EGH) district who was not recognized by the Garo Hills Autonomous District has (GHADC) been vindicated after the Meghalaya High Court has on Saturday directed the GHADC to dispose of the matter relating to his appointment within 10 months.
Disposing the writ petition filed by the Nokma, Sing N Sangma, Justice SR Sen in his order said, ‘The District Council’s Authority is directed to dispose of the matter within 10 months’.

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UDP urges Modi to increase withdrawal limits before Christmas

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: With Christmas approaching and the gloom of demonetization looming over it, the United Democratic party (UD) has urged the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to increase the cash withdrawal limits before the festive season.
In a memorandum submitted to the PM on Friday, UDP general secretary Jemino Mawthoh said, “We most humbly request your good office to kindly consider this plea, which will only strengthen the support for your progressive programs.”

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Manipur Governor assures a plastic-free state

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IMPHAL, Dec 03: The Governor of Manipur, Dr Najma Heptulla has assured to make Manipur a plastic-free state after seeking advice and necessary action in this regard from the Centre.
The Governor was inaugurating a 3-day media workshop on climate change reporting in Manipur here. The programme is being held as part of the media sensitisation initiative in the Northeast states jointly organised by Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology, and the Centre for Media Studies.

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I am a hawker campaign enters 2nd day, hawkers narrate tales of woe

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: Hawkers of Shillong narrated their stories on the second day of the ongoing ‘I am a hawker’ campaign, weaving poignant tales of how they have braved all the odds and are making ends meet in spite of numerous difficulties including a crackdown on their business activities by authorities.
Narrating their tale, Sarojini K Shabong and Didimus L Nonglait informed that they had migrated from Tyrsad, 30 years ago, after their farming failed. They have been selling vegetables in and around Polo area.

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BJP releases manifesto for ADC by polls

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SHILLONG, Dec 02: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has on Friday released its party manifesto for the upcoming by polls to seven vacant ADC seats in the Khasi – Jaintia hills scheduled to be held on December 13 next.
The party’s manifesto assured direct funding to tribal villages under the three ADCs, constitutional recognition for traditional institutions and their heads and protection of land rights besides others.

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