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Issue tickets and stop misbehaving: KSU warns JNNURM buses

Posted in January 2012

Our Bureau
SHILLONG, Jan 27:
KSU, Mawkhar Circle has issued a warning to all the JNNURM Bus Drivers and Conductors for not issuing tickets and also for misbehaving with the passengers who are travelling in these busses.
The students union has appealed to all the people travelling in these busses to ask a ticket of bus fare before they give the money as not doing that would only encourage the conductors further.
In case the bus fare tickets are not issued to them or if there is instance of any misbehavior by the conductors or drivers, they are to note down the recognition number plate of the respective bus and can complaint to the Union at its Jaiaw Office, the union further stated.


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First Northeast Cycl0Bhp Challenge takes cycling and B Boying uphill

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 27:
On January 21- 22 last, Shillong witnessed the “First Northeast Cycl0Bhp Challenge”, the first of its kind event to promote cycling as an adventurous sport and BBoying.
The event was organized at Nongpyiur Village, Upper Shillong by Meghalaya xBhp Sports & Adventure Club in association with the Extreme Sports Association of India.
Altogether 50 riders between the ages of 13 to 39 years from Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram participated in the SuperD Races and the Freestyle Bmx riding.

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Flash mob organized to encourage youths to join NCC

Posted in January 2012

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Shillong, Jan 27:
National Cadet Corps (NCC) on Friday evening organized its first ever flash mob at MUDA complex, Police Bazaar, under the aegis of NCC Group Headquarters, Shillong and North Eastern Region Directorate, NCC.
A Flash Mob is a group of people who gather at a public place location to perform a pre-defined action, typically a brief dance and disperse rapidly after the event has concluded. The concept is new in India and Shillong is first non metro city in the country where the event is organized.
The aim of the event was primarily organized to attract public attention to the menace of social evils such as drugs, alcoholism and environmental pollution. Banners highlighting the greenery of Shillong and those of NCC and Indian Army were also erected.

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Shutdown plagued Manipur votes Today

Posted in January 2012

Imphal, Jan 27: A total of 279 candidates, including 14 women, are in the fray for Saturday's polls to the 60-member assembly in Manipur, battling debilitating blockades and dragging insurgency.
A total of 1.7 million people are eligible to vote in 2,357 polling booths in the state. For most, the biggest issues are shutdowns, with an over 120-day blockade last year having created huge hardships.

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GNLA abduct 3 MeECL officials at gunpoint

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 25:
In yet another bold and terrorizing action from the most dreaded Garo Hills based militant outfit, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) late night on Tuesday whisked away three senior Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) engineers from their official quarters at Rongkhon area, West Garo Hills.
The three officials were abducted at gun point, informed sources.
The three abducted are Assistant Executive Engineer of Rural Electricity Corporation (REC) of MeECL, Apus Pohtmi based at Tura; Junior Engineer Boney Majaw and another engineer Marshal R Swer.

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