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Dr. Lapang stands by invincibility factor Predicts Congress’ return to power in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: Exuding confidence on the infallibility of the Congress party, the president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has predicted that the grand old party will return to power after the 2018 polls in Meghalaya.
“There is no dearth of capable and potential candidates in the Congress. Many political parties may not be able to, but we will set up candidates in all the 60 constituencies,” Dr. Lapang said here on Saturday.

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Floods affect rail connectivity Travelers forced to take connecting bus service

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: Travelers from the North East states wishing to travel to other parts of the country will have to take a connecting bus service between Dalkhola and Raiganj in West Bengal as floods have seriously hampered the railway services in this part of the country.
N.F. Railway has borne the brunt of flood fury and many locations in its network still remain breached in Kishanganj, Katihar and Araria district of Bihar. However, restoration work is going on in war footing in all locations.

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Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga

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GUWAHATI, Aug 19 (IANS): At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated.
Earlier this month, the first wave of floods had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Director Satyendra Singh said.

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Over 1000 people join Congress in Mawkynrew

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SHILLONG, Aug 19: The Congress party in Meghalaya saw a surge in its numbers after over 1000 people from Mawkynrew constituency joined its ranks on Saturday.
Welcoming them to the party, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief, Dr. DD Lapang said, “They have realized that the Congress is the only party that can save everything in Meghalaya.”

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Kolkata police get Harley Davidsons

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KOLKATA, Aug 19 (IANS): The Kolkata police have acquired five Harley Davidson Street 750cc bikes for ceremonial and piloting purposes, according to an official.

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