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PM appeals for peace in Assam, assures proper probe, rehabilitation

Posted in July 2012

Guwahati, July 28 (IANS): Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" into the ethnic clashes -- which left 45 people dead and lakhs homeless -- as well as aid to the affected people.
Manmohan Singh, who reached the affected Kokrajhar district to visit relief camps for victims of the clashes between Bodos and Muslims, also appealed to the people of the state to foster peace.
"The ethnic conflict which has occurred is unacceptable and must come to a stop," the prime minister said in his interaction with the media following a visit to a relief camp housing 1,500 displaced victims.

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Urgent need to erect boundary wall of RIMS: Gamlin

Posted in July 2012

IMPHAL, July 28: Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Shakuntala Gamlin, underlined the urgent need to erect a boundary wall of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal to ward off encroachers and anti-social elements.
Gamlin was interacting with Prof S Sekharjit, Director, RIMS and other high officials, including G R Khetarpal, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, government of India in the Conference Hall of RIMS last evening during her visit to Imphal, a statement released by RIMS said Saturday. 
Stating that RIMS is one of the centres of excellence, she said that efforts should be made to check the ‘brain drain’ and the tendency among some patients to go ‘elsewhere for treatment’ and added that apart from excessive expenses; the patients face a lot of difficulties while seeking treatment elsewhere.

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MPSC unable to provide question papers to candidates, cancel examination

Posted in July 2012

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SHILLONG, July 28:
The Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Saturday again came on the lime light for the wrong reasons after they were unable to supply limited amount of question papers to the candidates appearing for the posts of Research assistant in the Department of Programme implementation and evaluation.
The MPSC on Saturday were forced to cancel an examination for the three valid posts for Research Assistant in the Department of Programme Implementation and Evaluation after there was a shortage of 215 question papers.

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Bike stolen from police bazaar

Posted in July 2012

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SHILLONG, July 28:
Unknown miscreants on Saturday evening stole one 150 CC Pulsar bike from Police Bazzar area.
According to police, the incident happened at around 6:30 pm, when the owner of the bike bearing registration number ML 05 J 4884 parked the bike outside Highland Studio and went for a coffee at CCD café.
An FIR has been lodged at Sadar Police Station and police are investigating into the matter. 


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One caught while stealing money from Minister’s bag

Posted in July 2012

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SHILLONG, July 28:
One Abishek Alexander (37) was caught red-handed by the office staff when he was attempting to steal money from the bag of the Urban Affairs Minister.
According to police, the incident happened on July 26 last, when the Urban Affairs Minister, Amapreen Lyngdoh went for a meeting at Yojana Bhawan.
“Alexander tried to steal money from the bag which was left in her office room. He was caught red-handed and the Personal Assistant to Minister, Urban Affairs, BN Jyrwa lodged a complaint at Sadar Police station against him,” police said.


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