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Rs 10,000 cr will be given to top 20 universities to make them world-class: Modi

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PATNA, Oct 14 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it was a “blot” that Indian universities do not figure among the top 500 of the world and added that the government has decided to give autonomy and Rs 10,000 crore to top 10 public and 10 private universities over the next five years to make them world-class.

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Miscreants dismantle community hall

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SHILLONG, Oct 14: Miscreants had dismantled the under – construction community hall at Umru village under Block – II prompting the concerned BDO to file an official complaint.

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BJP MLA unhurt in grenade attack

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GUWAHATI, Oct 14: A BJP legislator of Manipur on Saturday was escaped unhurt while suspected militants hurled a powerful grenade targeting to the house of the MLA which fortunately failed to explode.
Later, police recovered the unexploded grenade safely.

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Forore in KHADC over Central special assistance grant

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SHILLONG, Oct 13: Accused of being biased in the distribution of the Rs 133.12 crore special assistance grant sanctioned by the Centre, the People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has assured that it will provide a detailed report on how this money is being used.
The assurance came after opposition members charged the ruling PDF-led EC of being bias in the distribution of the fund and misusing of the same to destroy the opposition political parties during a Zero Hour moved by Congress MDC Donevan Wanlang on Friday.

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Prestone unsure about regional parties, prefers reach of NPP

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SHILLONG, Oct 13: With the National People’s Party (NPP) being a national party and as such, in his opinion, having a much wider reach, senior Congress leader, Prestone Tynsong, who many feel will leave the Grand Old Party soon, says that the NPP is a better option for him as opposed to the regional parties with their limited reach.
“Other than Congress and BJP being national parties, NPP is the next best option if we talk about ruling the state as the regional parties end up only with Khasi and Jaintia as its centre and no base in Garo Hills,” said Tynsong.

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