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Opposition indulging in political propaganda: CM

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SHILLONG, Oct 10: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has accused the opposition Congress of trying to create a political propagnada out of the transfer allegations which he said is a common exercise undertaken by every government. He also said that he will send a written reply to the Leader of the Opposition on the issue.
Days after the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma shot a letter to the MDA government questioning the rampant transfer of officers in the state, the Chief Minister, said, “I will be replying to his letter and my reply is very simple that this is a normal process done in the interest of the public and in the interest of the Government.”

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NGH DC orders inquiry after Depa School expels 3 girls

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TURA, Oct 10: In an absolute shocker, 3 children were expelled from a school in North Garo Hills, two months ago, leading the Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) to write to the DCPO, NGH asking for strict action against those responsible for the transgression.
The incident took place in the month of August at the Depa Secondary School near Sarangma in North Garo Hills. Two of the girls were studying in Class 8 while one was from Class 9.

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All fingers chopped off an Adivasi man's hand in Bengal

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Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS): A group of people allegedly chopped off the fingers from an Adivasi man's hand in West Bengal's Birbhum district, purportedly due to some superstition, police said on Wednesday.

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NEHU continues to ignore demands of non casual workers

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TURA, Oct 10: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) – Tura campus continued to ignore the demands of close to 200  employees who are currently on a 2 day ‘Pen Down’ protest demanding ‘equal pay for equal work’ as mandated by the Central government.
“No communication is being given to us on whether the administration wishes to meet our genuine demands or not. The PVC of the NEHU – Tura campus did speak to us but there was no official communication provided on the matter,” said the employees during the agitation.

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State’s bodybuilders to take part in World Bodybuilding Championship

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SHILLONG, Oct 10: The World Bodybuilding Championship to be held in Thailand from December 28-30 will see the participation of two bodybuilders from Shillong by way of Balamphrang Kharshiing and Claudia Jessica Bamon who have been selected to take part in this prestigious event.
The two had secured their participation at Thailand after winning the recently concluded 52nd Asia Bodybuilding and Women Best Physique Championship held in Pune from October 2-7.
While Balamphrang bagged the fifth place in the 80 kgs and above category in the Asia bodybuilding championship, Jessica won silver medal in the women best physique championship. 

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