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Mawthoh Clan demands action against perpetrators of Smit killing

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: The Mawthoh Clan (Seng Kur Mawthoh) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of their clan members recently at Smit village even as they demanded the concerned authority to take stern legal action against the perpetrators behind the crime.

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Get your own picture on stamps

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: You need not wait till you are in the Who’s Who pages and then maybe the Government issuing a postage stamp of yours. Now just walk up to the post office and get a stamp with your picture on it, paste it on the letter and mail it.
The postal department has come up with a unique scheme named “My Stamp” in which anyone can walk up to the post office, pay a sum of Rs. 300, and get their picture taken, which would be printed into a stamp.

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GHSMC to hold weeklong sit-in demonstration from Aug 26-30

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: To intensify the demand for a separate Garoland, the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) has affirmed to organize the weeklong sit in demonstration at Tura, Williamnagar and Baghmara from August 26 to 30.

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Rajya Sabha passes Wakf amendment bill

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New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS): The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed a bill that seeks to prevent misuse of Wakf properties and make them commercially viable by providing for their leasing.
Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan said the Wakf Amendment Bill, 2011 will prevent misuse of wakf (charitable endowments) properties.

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Rajnath tells BJP units not to pass Modi-for-PM resolutions

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New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS): Indicating disapproval of the resolution by BJP's Bihar unit seeking Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi be declared the party's prime ministerial candidate, party chief Rajnath Singh Sunday told state units not to pass such motions, party sources said.
They said that Bharatiya Janata Party president touched the issue during his address at the party's election campaign committee meeting here Sunday and said there was no need for such resolutions. Modi was present at the meeting.

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