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President gives away 54 Padma awards

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New Delhi, April 05 (IANS): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee gave away 54 Padma awards at a function in the Darbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here Friday.
Actors Sharmila Tagore and Sridevi and cricketer Rahul Dravid were among those who were conferred the awards.
Dravid and Sharmila Tagore received the Padma Bhushan. Sreedevi got a Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award.

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Vandalism mars ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’

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Stones pelted at shops, Red alert sounded

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SHILLONG, April 04: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) rally to observe the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ as well the Union’s 35th anniversary on Thursday evening turned out to be a nightmare for city dwellers as numerous shops were vandalized, vehicles damaged, tourist and shopkeepers beaten up by the activists participating in the rally.

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Four injured during KSU rally

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SHILLONG, April 04: At least four persons were reportedly injured during the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ rally by Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Thursday evening.
The injured include two shop keepers and two tourists.

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KSU denies vandalizing shops during rally

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SHILLONG, April 04: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), after the ‘Khasi National Awakening Day’ rally on Thursday evening that saw vandalism of shops, assaulting of pedestrians, and damaging vehicles, denied having hand in the acts.  
Talking to Meghalaya Times, KSU general secretary Auguster Jyrwa denied the involvement of the union in pelting stones at the shops or assaulting people.

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Meghalaya to send woman representative for first time to RS

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SHILLONG, April 04 (PTI): Meghalaya is all set to send a woman representative to Rajya Sabha for the first time, with the Congress high command endorsing veteran Congress leader Wansuk Syiem as party candidate for the April 18 by-election to the Upper House of Parliament.

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