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Baghmara SBI without link for 8 straight days

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TURA, Aug 23: The poor state of rural infrastructure came to the fore once again after the Baghmara SBI branch remained literally closed for the 8th straight day on Wednesday following a technical malfunction leading to widespread anger by locals.
According to sources, the branch lost its link to the server over a week ago and the same is yet to be reinstated despite repeated reminders from the administration, police as well as locals.

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NCP to contest all 60 seats in 2018

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is planning to contest all the 60 seats which will be up for grabs in the ensuing 2018 state elections even as it is currently identifying prospective candidates for these seats.
Informing this here on Wednesday, NCP state president, Sanbor Shullai said, “If we get prospective candidates, we will contest from all the 60 seats next year.”

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Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dead

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IMPHAL, Aug 23 (IANS): Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said. He was 97.
The four-time Chief Minister, who was admitted to the hospital on July 1 with serious medical problems, died at 8.15 p.m.
A freedom fighter and member of India’s first parliament (1952-57), he retired from the Rajya Sabha as its oldest member in 2014 after serving two terms since being elected to the upper house in 2002.

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Light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: Once ravaged by militancy – the Garo Hills region of the state is slowly limping back towards better days and the state government is in no mood to let the peace process derail by trying to seal every possible leak in governance and policing that might lead the youths to go astray.

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Supreme Court strikes down instant triple talaqc

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NEW DELHI, Aug 22 (IANS): In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
However, the minority judgment concluded that “talaq-e-biddat” was a matter of personal law of Muslims that does not breach the Constitution’s Article 25 (right to practice one’s religion).

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