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Migrant women, children jailed in Assam, NCM writes to Centre

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NEW DELHI, Sep 24 (IANS): Concerned by the indiscriminate detentions of people in Assam on suspicion of being Bangladeshis or Myanmarese, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has written to the Union Home Ministry and the state government asking them to intervene.
NCM Member Farida Abdulla Khan visited Assam recently and was “appalled” to find as many as 97 women and 13 children — caught on suspicion of being Bangladeshis or Myanmarese — lodged with regular criminals in the Kokrajhar district jail in “total disregard of the rules”.

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ALGs, Airfields open to civil air traffic, says IAF

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SHILLONG, Sep 24: Taking note of recent allegations that it is not doing its part to help bridge the shortfall of commercial air link in the North East region, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has on Sturday clarified that these allegations are not based on facts as, pan India, IAF has always facilitated civil air operations from its bases.

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Justice Sen bats on people participation to root out crime

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SHILLONG, Sep 24:  In today’s world of rising crime and increasing inhuman acts, adopting and implementing the basic fundamental duties by citizens will act as an effective deterrent against rising crime, said Justice, SR Sen of the Meghalaya High Court on Saturday.
“If Article 15 A guidelines can be implemented many crimes can be curbed, “ said Sen while addressing a gathering at the inauguration of Legal care and support centre at Lady Keane college.

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ICFAI food festival pitches for promotion of local cuisines

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TURA, Sept 24: It was toast to food and music at the ICFAI food festival, which was hosted at the ICFAI University Meghalaya premises in Saturday.
The festival was attended by Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Zenith Sangma, Parliamentary Secretary Ashahel D. Shira and the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Garo Hills (WGH) district, Pravin Bakshi, amongst others.
A total of 42 participants took part in the competition, including students which comprised of five categories namely Indian, indigenous, vegetable carving, salad and confectionaries.

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Speaker bats on entrepreneurship to solve unemployment

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SHILLONG, Sep 24: “In the 18th Century a person from a remote village in Kerala propagated his teachings and philosophies which have become the need of the hour,” said Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker, AT Mondal at the 13th Annual Celebration of Sree Narayana Guru Cultural Centre (SNGCC), Shillong and 162nd Birth Anniversary of Jagatpurush Sree Narayana Guru at Asom Kristi Kendra here in the city on Saturday. While narrating Guru’s childhood, “He was seized with the division in the society in the name of caste, creed, religion and propagated ‘One Caste, One Religion, One God for Man,’” said Mondal much to the inspiration of the full house.

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Shillong pays tribute to Uri martyrs

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SHILLONG, Sep 24: Paying tribute to the eighteen brave soldiers of the Indian army who were recently killed in an army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir by militants, citizens of Shillong participated in large numbers at the signature campaign and candle light ceremony held here on Saturday in their remembrance.
A signature campaign marked the beginning of the programme which was followed by a candlelight ceremony in the evening at Khyndailad, Police Bazar.

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Shillong residents entranced by Mask Festival

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SHILLONG, Sep 24: It was masks and trance music this time around as Meghalaya hosted yet another festival in its ever growing list of recreational festivals - “The Mask Festival” at Polo ground parking lot on Saturday.
Groovy trance which is a genre of electronic dance music tracks set the dice rolling for the festival as people gathered in large numbers to experience this unique initiative of the Shillong City Rocking Entertainment And Management (SCREAM) Group.

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