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Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP is no more

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NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (IANS): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hardline party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness.
The 93-year-old leader, who had faded from public life for more than a decade following health complications and was admitted to AIIMS with urinary tract infection on June 11, breathed his last at 5.05 p.m., the hospital said in a statement.

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Conrad leads Meghalaya in mourning Vajpayee’s demise

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: Describing the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a veteran and able administrator who served the nation in different spheres, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma joined the state in mourning the demise of this stalwart who passed away on Thursday.

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Govt declares state holiday to mourn Vajpayee’s demise

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: The government of Meghalaya declared a seven-day state mourning and one day public holiday in the wake of the sudden demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday.
In an order issued to all Deputy Commissioners of the state here, Chief Secretary Y Tsering said, “As mark of respect to the departed dignity it has been decided that seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout the state from today.”

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Conrad – John Leslee spat intensifies as CM is accused of MCC violation

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TURA, Aug 16: Former South Tura MLA and independent candidate for the South Tura by-poll, John Leslee K Sangma has accused the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma and his brother of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for continuing to campaign beyond permissible hours.
In a letter to the Returning Officer (RO), Sabrella B Marak, Leslee alleged that the violation had taken place in the Balading locality in Tura while adding that there was use of loud speakers beyond the time frame permitted by the Supreme Court.

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Contraband worth over Rs 73 lakhs seized near international border

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SHILLONG, Aug 16: A total of 344 cattle and contraband items worth more than Rs 73 lakh were seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) from along the Indo-Bangla international border during the last four days.
According to BSF officials, these were seized from areas under the two districts - East Khasi Hills District and West Jaintia Hills District.

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