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US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

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WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (IANS): Famed evangelical Christian pastor Billy Graham, a charismatic figure for decades in the US and counsellor to Presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99.
Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, his spokesman Jeremy Blume told CNN.
He had dealt with a number of illnesses in his last years, including prostate cancer, hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid in the brain) and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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Current system under Mukul has to end: Conrad

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The national president of the National People’s party (NPP), Conrad Sangma has opined that the current system under Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma has to end and as such has appealed to the people of Meghalaya to vote for the NPP in the ensuing Assembly elections.

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Magician Modi will soon make democracy disappear from India: Rahul

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: Blaming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s magic for enabling people like Mallya and the Modis to disappear from the country after having cheated the people of the country, Congress president, Rahul Gandhi said that it is this same magic which will ensure that democracy soon disappears from India.

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GNLA on an IED planting spree

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: While ten more companies of paramilitary forces along with five companies of the SF-10 commandoes will be deployed in Garo Hills region of poll bound Meghalaya, reports have emerged that over 30 IED’s have been planted in and around East Garo Hills District by suspected GNLA cadres.

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Alphonse visits slain NCP leader’s family

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TURA, Feb 21: Union Tourism Minister, KJ Alphonse visited the family of slain NCP leader, Jonathone N Sangma on Tuesday at their residence in Williamnagar town to check on the family as well as convey his condolences.
Alphons was joined in his visit by the BJP MLA from Bokajan and state BJP president, Shibun Lyngdoh.

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