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Assam DSP arrested for posting derogatory remarks

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GUWAHATI, April 29: Assam CID on Saturday had arrested a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for posting derogatory remarks against a woman BJP legislator in Assam on the social networking site Facebook.
A top official of Assam police said that after a two and half hour long interrogation, CID sleuths had arrested DSP Anjan Bora, who is presently serving as a DSP in the 23rd Assam Police Battalion at Manja in Karbi Anglong district.
A case was registered against Bora by the CID following a FIR filed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) (Administration) for his alleged remarks on a woman BJP MLA on Facebook.

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God rejects fanaticism, says Pope at Cairo mass

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CAIRO, April 29 (IANS): Pope Francis warned against religious fanaticism and sent a message of tolerance and co-existence as he celebrated a mass at a stadium in Cairo on Saturday.
“God is pleased only by a faith that professes its love for life, for the only fanaticism believers must profess is that of charity,” the Pontiff said.

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Assam police nab poachers, recover rhino horn

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GUWAHATI, April 29: Security forces on Saturday morning had arrested a gang of poachers and an illegal wildlife trader with a rhino horn from central Assam’s Nagaon district.
As per official sources, intelligence input provided by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau had resulted in an operation by Nagaon police led by DSP Samiran Baishya at by-pass road near Nagaon town where the six members of the gang and the illegal wildlife trader were arrested from a roadside eatery.

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Protest once again mars NEHU convocation

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SHILLONG, April 28: Similar to the protest staged by North Eastern Hill University Students’ Union (NEHUSU) when Union Human Resource Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani graced the NEHU convocation on March 29, last year, this year’s convocation was once again marred by protest when NEHUSU members staged a sit in demonstration at the campus, bring all vehicular movement to the convocation hall to a grinding halt within the campus on Friday.

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Drug abuse among Shillong’s minors a growing concern

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SHILLONG, April 28: Drug abuse is increasingly being detected among minors in Shillong, an issue which the Superintendent of Police (SP) (City), Vivek Syiem has expressed great concern over.
Addressing a meeting to create awareness on the ills of drug abuse among the youth held in the city here on Friday, Syiem said, “It is a surprising that even children at the age group of 12 years are into using drugs.”

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