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Arrested KSU activists released on bail

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SHILLONG, Aug 22: Eight members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) were released from Shillong district jail on Tuesday after they made bail in a case related to arson attacks emanating from the organization’s opposition to the proposed railway line in Ri Bhoi district.

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Kolkata’s Food ATM to ensure that the poor do not go hungry

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KOLKATA, Aug 22 (IANS): ‘Food ATM’, a 320-litre refrigerator laden with leftovers, is ensuring that the poor and needy in the city do not go hungry, thanks to an initiative by a restaurateur here.
Asif Ahmed, the co-owner of Sanjha Chulha restaurant chain, started the ‘Food ATM’ with support of three organisations (Rotary, Round Table, JITO) in front of one of his outlets in Park Circus to help curb food wastage and feed the needy.

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Assam Rifles Clarifies

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SHILLONG, Aug 22: The Assam Rifles has categorically denied that the persons named in a news report regarding the abuse of a woman at AR Bazar, Happy Valley Shillong are its personnel.

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Acceptance of MUDA in Upper Shillong to be decided

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SHILLONG, Aug 22: The acceptance of the Meghalaya Urban Development Authority (MUDA) in 12 villages of Upper Shillong will be decided during a public hearing to be held on August 26.
Informing this here on Tuesday, the Synjuk Ki Nongsynshar Shnong Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SNSBH) Upper Shillong said that the meeting was necessitated after residents continue to be affected by the alleged encroachment of the MUDA especially in terms of getting water and electricity connection to their newly constructed houses.

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KHNAM demands immediate raising of upper age limit for MCS candidates

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SHILLONG, Aug 22: Demanding that the state government immediately raises the upper age limit for the candidates appearing for the Meghalaya Civil Services (MCS) examinations, the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has threatened to take to the streets in pursuit of this demand.
“We will be compelled to hit the streets if the state government fails to take a call on our demand,” KHNAM state youth wing president Thomas Passah said after meeting the Chief Secretary, Y Tsering, to whom a memorandum on the issue was submitted earlier here on Tuesday.

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