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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at 80

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Accra, Aug 18 (IANS): Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his family said.
Annan passed away after a short illness, with his wife and three children by his side, a statement shared on Twitter by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) said. He died in the Swiss city of Geneva, where he had been living for several years.
"It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that the former Secretary General of the UN and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness," his family said.

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Hima Nongspung moves court against Assam govt

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: Allegations of the Assam government illegally constructing roads in areas of Ri Bhoi district which fall under the jurisdiction of the Hima Nongspung have led the latter to seek legal recourse.
Informing this here on Saturday, secretary of the Hima Nongspung Michael Warjri said, “We have filed a petition before the Meghalaya High Court on August 13 against the illegal construction of roads by the Assam government.”

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Manipur Ministers drum up support for Conrad in South Tura

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: Praises were showered on the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma by two Ministers from Manipur have urged the people of South Tura constituency to vote for Conrad in the ensuing by election that will be held in the constituency.
Speaking at an election campaign meeting at Modynagar locality in Tura, Manipur’s Health Minister Jayantakumar Singh said, “Conrad Sangma has successfully positioned the party across North East and in different parts of the country. He is working very hard to fructify the vision and foundation of NPP laid by late Purno Sangma.”

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Govt assurance prompts state’s teachers to defer agitation

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: With the state government assuring that the four month pending salaries of the state’s teachers, the All Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan School Teachers Association (AMSSATA) has decided to put on hold its proposed agitation in demand for these dues to be cleared.
Addressing media persons here on Saturday, AMSSASTA president L Marngar said, “We have decided to put on hold our agitation programme after a meeting held with the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma recently.”

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Prestone highlights Ranikor’s tourism potential

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: The Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Prestone Tynsong has highlighted the potential that Ranikor constituency has in the tourism sector even as he has urged the people of the constituency to embrace development.
Addressing at a meeting held at Nongnah which was held as part the National People’s Party’s (NPP) campaign for the upcoming August 23 by – election in the constituency, Tynsong said with the construction of many new roads through schemes brought by the MDA government under the leadership of Conrad K Sangma, Ranikor can become a tourist hub.

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