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Bangladesh proposes high level meeting with neighbors to tap Brahmaputra resources

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 27:
Bangladesh has proposed to convene a high level meeting with its neighboring counterparts – India and Bhutan – to explore the possibility of jointly utilizing the water resources of the Brahmaputra River, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Tariq Karim Saturday informed.
“We are proposing to convene a meeting between the three countries to discuss on issues on Brahmaputra basin management,” Karim told reporters here.

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Two ULFA militants nabbed in Assam-Meghalaya border

Posted in October 2012

Our Correspondent
Guwahati, Oct 27:
Two hardcore cadres of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were nabbed by security forces in Assam’s Goalpara district along with Assam-Meghalaya border on Saturday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and police had launched a search operation at Lakhipur area in the district along with the Meghalaya border and apprehended the militant duo.

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Ao Students Union Shillong Golden Jubilee celebration concludes

Posted in October 2012

Our Bureau
Shillong, Oct 27:
The Golden Jubilee celebration of the Ao Students Union Shillong came to a conclusion on Saturday with the closing ceremony held at the Naga Community Hall, Shillong.
The ceremony was graced by Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Government of Nagaland, Alemtemshi Jamir, as the chief guest along with other dignitaries from Shillong and Nagaland notably Moatoshi Longkumer, Additional Director, Land resources; Mission Director Nagaland Bio-resource Mission.

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Tripura bans extra-loud firecrackers

Posted in October 2012

Agartala, Oct 27 (IANS): The use and sale of extra-loud firecrackers has been banned in Tripura ahead of Diwali.
Officials of the state pollution control board and police would jointly enforce the ban, sub-divisional magistrate Manik Lal Das told reporters Saturday.

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Shillong Autumn Festival kicked – off with Shillong Half Marathon

Posted in October 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Oct 27:
Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma Saturday kicked – of the annual Shillong Autumn Festival by flagging off the Shillong Half Marathon.
The event, organised by the MTDF and sponsored by the State Government of Meghalaya under the theme ‘For a Greener Tomorrow’ was flagged off by the Chief Minister from Madan Iewrenghep at Fire Brigade and culminated at Polo Grounds and covered a distance of 5 miles.

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