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Kovind elected India’s 14th President

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NEW DELHI, July 20 (IANS): Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Backed by 40 parties, including those outside the ruling NDA, Kovind, 71, a former MP and Bihar Governor, defeated Meira Kumar with a margin of a vote value of 334,730. Kovind was also helped by some cross voting in his favour in states like Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Delhi and Maharashtra.

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HYC hijacks Mawlai C&RD block inauguration ceremony

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SHILLONG, July 20: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) which is vociferously demanding the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya staged a hijacking of the official programme to inaugurate the Mawlai Community & Rural Development (C&RD) block here on Thursday, leaving the organizers and also the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma red faced.

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Sainik Schools to wean young in Northeast away from insurgency

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ITANAGAR/NEW DELHI, July 20 (IANS): In a bid to provide better education and training to young people, the Arunachal Pradesh government is considering setting up Sainik Schools that would motivate them to join the Indian defence forces and keep them away from the myriad insurgent groups that are active in the region.

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KSU not giving up on call for ILP

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SHILLONG, July 19: Notwithstanding the current talks for the implementation of a comprehensive mechanism to address the threat of influx into Meghalaya, the Khasi Students’ Union has not given up on its original demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state.
“The Union will continue to demand for ILP,” KSU chief Lambokstarwell Marngar informed after a meeting convened by the state government with the 13 pressure groups to discuss the comprehensive mechanism here in the city.

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Seat sharing arrangements emerging as problem for UDP - HSPDP

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SHILLONG, July 20: A day after the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) had announced their seat sharing arrangements under the pre – poll alliance that they have formed, the Mylliem circle of the UPD has already raised its objection against the decision to reserve the Mylliem seat for the HSPDP.
The decision to oppose this arrangement was unanimously taken at an emergent meeting of the executive committee of the UDP Mylliem Circle held on Thursday.

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Railway projects only after comprehensive mechanism: Mukul

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SHILLONG, July 19: Deciding to wait till a comprehensive mechanism against influx into Meghalaya is firmly in place, the state government has put on hold the construction of the railway project in Ri Bhoi district.
This decision was taken at a meeting convened by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma with the delegation of the 13 pressure groups to discuss on the comprehensive mechanism held here on Wednesday.
Leaders of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), which is on the forefront leading the protest against the railway project, and others, also attended the meeting.

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UDP – HSPDP finalize seat sharing arrangements

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SHILLONG, July 19: The Hill State People’s Democratic party (HSPDP) and the United Democratic Party (UDP) which had earlier entered into a pre – poll alliance have finally decided on the seat sharing formula that they will implement for the upcoming 2018 state polls.
“The Co – Ordination Committee of the UDP – HSPDP Alliance has decided that 17 seats will be reserved for the UDP, 10 seats for the HSPDP and the nine seats are free-to-contest seats in the Khasi - Jaintia Region,” Coordination Committee of the UDP-HSPDP Regional Democratic Alliance secretary Dr. Kara Shen said.

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