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Committed to welfare of hawkers: Conrad

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SHILLONG, June 23: Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday attended the 2nd Anniversary celebration of the Meghalaya and Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers and Street Vendors’ Association (MGSPHSVA).
Speaking on the occasion, Conrad said the government is committed to the welfare of each and every citizen of the State.
Acknowledging the contribution of the hawkers and street vendors to the basic economy of the state, the chief minister said that the government is aware of the problems and issues being faced by them.

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Rahul should apologize for Azad, Soz's statements, demands Amit Shah

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Jammu, June 23 (IANS): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday lashed out at the Congress for what he called anti-national statements made by two of its senior leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz, and demanded Congress President Rahul Gandhi should apologize.
Addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally at the Parade Ground here, he accused Azad and Soz of making statements against the national interest.

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KSU seeks speedy construction of stadium at Sohryngkham

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SHILLONG, June 23: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Saturday urged the state government to speed up the construction of a stadium at Sohryngkham village in East Khasi Hills District for the National Games in 2022.
In a memorandum submitted to the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh, KSU-Mawryngkneng Circle president Reallystar Nongspung said that the village dorbar of Sohryngkham with a view to expedite the project for construction of the stadium has gifted a huge chunk of land measuring around 30 acres to the Sports department.

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CBI to probe two Tripura journalists' killings

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Agartala, June 23 (IANS): Responding to the state government's requests, the CBI will probe the killing of two journalists in Tripura last year, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday.
"Following the state government's requests, necessary notifications were issued last week allowing the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to probe the killings of two Tripura journalists," Deb told IANS.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Training issued two separate notifications last week to probe the killings of two journalists -- Santanu Bhowmik, 28 and Sudip Dutta Bhowmik, 50 -- last year.

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42,000 Bihar Board answer sheets recovered from scrap dealer

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Patna, June 23 (IANS): A Special Investigation Team of the Bihar Police on Saturday recovered 42,000 missing copies of answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 10th exam from a scrap dealer's shop and arrested two persons in the connection.
Acting on specific information, the SIT raided the shop at Hajiyapur in Gopalganj district and recovered all copies of answer sheets that went missing last week. The team arrested the scrap dealer and his helper for purchasing them, police said.
According to the police, shopkeeper Pappu Gupta said that a peon Chotu Singh of a government-run school had sold the answer sheets for Rs 8,500 to him last week.

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