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BJP hints at pre – poll alliance for 2018

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SHILLONG, Dec 09: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hinted that it is exploring the possibility of forging a pre – poll alliance for the upcoming 2018 state elections.
“The scenario for a pre-poll alliance is emerging. How it will finally culminate I can’t say right now, but yes we are having a discussion with some political parties,” BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said here on Saturday.

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Meghalaya to get its own LPG bottling plant

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SHILLONG, Dec 09: Meghalaya will soon get its very own Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant with the Central Government having already sanctioned Rs. 75 cores for the setting up of this facility.
Informing this here on Saturday, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I have signed an MOU to set up a bottling plant with an annual capacity of 13,000 metric tons. The investment of Rs 75 crore for the bottling plant will be done by the Government of India.”

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NGO lashes out at NEIGRIHMS diktat on language use

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TURA, Dec 09: The North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) diktat on fining students within the institution for use of the Khasi language in their daily activities met with a very strong opposition from various quarters with the Achik Youth Welfare Organization (AYWO) terming the same undemocratic.

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Keep northeast peaceful, IB chief tells new police officers

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SHILLONG, Dec 09 (IANS): Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain on Saturday noted that India’s northeastern states are relatively peaceful and urged newly-trained police officers to ensure peace prevails in the region.
“The northeast region has witnessed a lot of disturbances in the past. Fortunately, during the past few years, the area has been relatively quite peaceful... gradually people have developed to a vested interest in peace,” he said in his address during the passing out parade at the North Eastern Police Academy here, 25 km from the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong.

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Pradhan stresses importance of skilling NE

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SHILLONG, Dec 09: Adding skill sets to the people of Meghalaya in particular and the North East Region in general has been stressed by Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreurship Dharmendra Pradhan.
Speaking at the function for signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Skills Development Commission and Assam Rifles, Pradhan highlighted the fact that retired Assam Rifles personnel are a pool of highly disciplined and skilled individuals.

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