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Revamped Tura Runners Club to hold Turathon in November

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TURA, Aug 18: After three successful years of holding the annual Tura Marathon (Turathon), the Tura Runners Club (TRC) has announced that it is looking forward to holding the same event once again this year in the month of November, coinciding with the 100 Drums Wangala festivities.
The organizers announced their intention even while celebrating its 3rd foundation day by choosing new members to run the board of the TRC with the decision to hold the event in November being taken by the new office bearers.

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6 ADCs unified in demand for Manipur Hill Areas ADC Act

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IMPHAL, AUG 18: Six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in Manipur reiterated their demand today for the implementation of the Manipur Hill Areas Autonomous District Councils Act, 1971. They also demanded that Rules 1972 with the subsequent Amendment Act of 2008 be ensured in toto, “in letter and spirit”.
This demand was made during the “One-day political conference of the 6 Autonomous District Council members, Manipur” held on Saturday at District Council Bhavan, Chingmeirong, Imphal.  These demands came after the ADC members thoroughly discussed their present status and on how to acquire the rights which have “been suppressed for the 20 years”.

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Contraband gold valued at Rs 1 crore seized in Imphal

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Imphal, Aug 18 (IANS): Five persons have been arrested and 16 gold bars valued at Rs 1 crore seized from them, Assistant Commissioner of Customs Division R.K. Dorendrajit said on Saturday.

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Muslim cleric remembers how Vajapayee helped settle mosque dispute

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New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS): As Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral procession wound its way through Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, a man wearing a skull cap and sporting a flowing beard, led a group of madrassa students chanting in praise of the departed leader as a mark of gratitude for the former Prime Minister who once helped him settle a dispute over a mosque.
The students from a nearby Muslim seminary said they had been waiting near a busy crossing close to ITO since early morning on a sultry Friday.

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Inaugural NEIGRIHMS UGCON concludes

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: GVK EMRI in association with the NEIGRIHMS conducted the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support workshop for 97 undergraduate medical students who had gathered from all parts of the country as a part of the 1st Undergraduate Conference held at NEIGRIHMS which concluded here on Saturday.

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