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Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami wins trust vote

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CHENNAI, Feb 18 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday won the vote of confidence in the state assembly.
Palaniswami, who was sworn in on Thursday as Chief Minister, won with 122 votes for the motion, while 11 votes were cast against the confidence vote by the rival AIADMK camp led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
Palaniswami belongs to the AIADMK faction led by party General Secretary V.K. Sasikala.

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Congress fires demonetization salvo at Modi

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TURA, Feb 18: The Congress party, in its meeting on Saturday in the town of Resubelpara in North Garo Hills hit out at the Narendra Modi led government on the issue of demonetization calling the move ‘anti people’.
The party, which held its Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) – Jan Vedna Sammelan on Saturday saw the presence of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Meghalaya Incharge, CP Joshi, chief minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma forest and environment minister, Clement Marak, elementary education and literacy minister Deborah Marak, sports minister Zenith Sangma and former chief ministers of Meghalaya, Dr. DD Lapang and Salseng C. Marak.

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Ruling Nagaland party lawmakers favour Neiphiu Rio as new CM

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KOHIMA, Feb 18 (IANS): In a major political twist in Nagaland, legislators of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Saturday extended their support to the state’s lone Lok Sabha member, Neiphiu Rio, as the new legislature party leader, to replace embattled Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang.
The political development came after more than 50 legislators, including Independent members of the 60-member Nagaland Assembly, “signed a letter of support” in favour of Rio.

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Virgo factory in Garo Hills – a mulching cow for militants

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SHILLONG, Feb 18: The only industry or factory in the entire Garo Hills region, Virgo Cement, with its factory in Damas in North Garo Hills (NGH) district has been at the centre of many attacks and many kidnappings of employees even as it struggles to continue running.
The last kidnapping of 7 employees of Virgo from near one of the limestone supply mines of the factory in Sankini-Dapgre in South Garo Hills (SGH) district has led to a complete stop of movement of material to the factory and a huge slump in production even as the police frenetically look for a breakthrough to rescue the 7.

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GSU leader files FIR against errant driver

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TURA, Feb 18: The president of Garo Students’ Union (GSU), Mindikgre unit of South Garo Hills (SGH) district has filed a FIR against a coal truck driver after allegedly being almost run over in an incident that occurred on Friday.
According to the FIR filed by Greneth Sangma, the GSU president, at the Baghmara PS, the driver Raj Kumar who was driving a coal truck bearing registration UP-77-T/8504, tried to run him over near the village of Jaksongram in the district on Friday.

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