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Vajpayee cremated with full military honours

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New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where people turned out in tens of thousands to pay their final tributes.
Vajpayee’s foster-daughter Namita lit the funeral pyre amidst the chanting of vedic hymns and firing of a 21-gun salute by soldiers.

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Meghalaya govt to clarify on allegations of custodial deaths

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SHILLONG, Aug 17: Allegations of custodial deaths have prompted the Meghalaya High Court to take suo – motu cognizance of the matter and to serve the state government a deadline of two – weeks time to file its response against these allegations.
In its order issued here on Friday, the Court while taking suo-motu cognizance on the custodial violence and other matters relating to prison conditions has granted the senior government advocate two weeks time to file a response.

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Prestone slams branding of Dango as a defector

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SHILLONG, Aug 17: The Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Prestone Tynsong has lambasted a leader from a political party who had branded Martin M Danggo a ‘defector’ as was reported in a section of the media recently. In this regard, Tynsong, who belongs to the National People’s Party (NPP), said that the party does not believe in the policy of mud – slinging.
Addressing a rally at Rangthong to seek the mandate of the people for Danggo who will be seeking election as the NPP’s candidate in by-poll of Ranikor constituency, Tynsong pointed out that under the Constitution, an MLA who resigns from his post to re-contest the seat is ‘not’ a defector.

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NEHU depriving contractual employees their rights

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TURA, Aug 17: Seemingly, the North East Hills University (NEHU) is hell bent upon being in the news for all the wrong reasons after it came to light that despite repeated reminders from the Central Government to implement scales according to central wages for its contractual employees, the university has continued to ignore the cries of its own employees.
According to information received from a source from within the University, the Centre had asked NEHU to pay its contractual employees a revised scale of Rs 612 for skilled contract workers which works out to Rs 18360 for 30 days. However, the university has continued to pay at the scale of the state Rs 8000.

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JHADC attempts to curb illegal trading hits roadblock

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SHILLONG, Aug 17: The attempts of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) to put an end to illegal trading on the part of non – tribals has hit a roadblock after the Meghalaya High Court has put the exercise on hold till objection thereto are filed.
It may be noted here that the JHADC had issued a letter on April 12 last for the engaging of an agent to identify and detect illegal trading by non-tribals.

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