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Rahul Gandhi fires salvo at BJP

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TURA, Feb 20: Congress president, Rahul Gandhi fired a salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for selling dreams to the people which, in his opinion have never materialized.
Rahul was in his element as he tore into the BJP on the Nirav Modi (of the PNB scam fame) issue stating that both Modis were guilty of selling dreams.

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BJP trying anything to gain foothold in Meghalaya: Congress

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The Congress party has remarked that its bête noire, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will go to any lengths to gain a foothold in Meghalaya where it presently has no presence.
The Congress party was referring to BJP advertisements which had appeared in a section of the media which it termed as malicious and derogatory.

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LJP to support call for implementation of ILP

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has informed that it will support the call for the implementation of the Inner Line permit (ILP) in Meghalaya and will also press the government to initiate peace talks with militant outfits.
Through its 17 point election manifesto which was released here on Tuesday, the LJP has also promised to persuade the state government to come out with a concrete mining policy in view of the present NGT ban on coal mining in the state.
The party is contesting a single seat in the upcoming February 27 Assembly elections in the state by fielding Donlang Nongbri from Mawlai constituency.

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IED recovered in EGH

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TURA, Feb 20: Two days after the horrendous killing of NCP candidate from Williamnagar, Jonathone N Sangma, East Garo Hills (EGH) police recovered and diffused another IED on Tuesday that was planted in the village of Nengmandalgre under Williamnagar Police Station limits.

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Court orders release of SRWP scheme to beneficiaries

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: The Meghalaya High Court has directed the block development officer (BDO) of Thadlaskein Block in West Jaintia Hills District to release the scheme sanctioned under Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP) to the beneficiaries.
 The court has also ruled out the involvement of the sitting legislator of Jowai constituency RC Laloo, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, in the delay of releasing the scheme to the beneficiaries.

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