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African students feel ‘racially discriminated’ in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: ‘Racism’ a term often associated with the discriminatory attitude meted out towards people hailing from North East India by mainland India and making hue and cry about is perhaps not confined there itself with African students studying in Meghalaya alleging of facing the wrath of racism in the state.
A group of African students under exchange programme from a city college narrated their ordeal and said that the trend of racially discriminating them by calling them offending names, making them feel inferior due to the colour of their skin and instilling in them a sense of un-belongingness to the place is not new and has almost turned into a daily thing they have to deal with.

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ULFA(I) Dy C-in-C, GNLA C-in-C have narrow escape

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Shillong, Aug 20: The Deputy Commander in Chief of ULFA(I) Drishti Rajkhowa and GNLA’s Commander in Chief Sohan D Shira had a narrow escape in an operation carried out by security forces in Dimit area of East Garo Hills.
Acting on tip off, about the presence of the top notch rebel leaders of the ULFA (I) and GNLA in Dimit area, security forces carried out an operation to nab them.
However, the duo managed to gave a slip to security forces during the operation and make their escape good. A backpack containing explosives was recovered after the operation.

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All local cabs, auto rickshaws to undergo pollution test

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: Late than never – the long felt need to check on vehicular emission in the city is taken up by Shillong Traffic Police (STP) who has directed all local taxis and auto rickshaws in the district to undergo Vehicular Emission Testing (Pollution).
About time for the vehicles to undergo emission testing to ensure that the exhaust gas emitted by them will not pose a threat to the surrounding areas.

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Manas, Shullai draws flak over public transportation

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: After a hiatus of five years, former Mawprem Legislator, Manas Chaudhuri, has hit the political arena by joining the BJP in the recent past and to make his political ambitions clear, apropos the upcoming assembly election in the state, by touching upon a public issue, which despite its nobleness, has not gone down too well with the electorates. In their stark criticism of Chaudhuri, the public of Greater Laban has not even spared the sitting legislator, Sanbor Shullai for “neglecting public concerns”. 

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Teen kills self to avoid forceful marriage

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TURA, Aug 20: In an unfortunate tragedy a 15 year old girl from Sitamari in Bihar, who was working as a domestic help in a house in Fancy Valley locality in Tura, hanged herself early morning on Sunday.
According to initial police reports, the 15 year old girl was unhappy about prospect of marriage that her parents were allegedly forcing her into, leading to her suicide.

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