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Mysterious death leads to Police brutality slur

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TURA, Aug 11: Villagers of Chidimit Nengsat have alleged police highhandedness after a resident, who allegedly was picked up by policemen about a week ago died under mysterious circumstances. The incident occurred under Songsak Police Station in East Garo Hills with the EGH police administration asking for a full investigation into the matter.
According to the police sources, one Hillary Ch Momin was found to be shouting and disturbing the peace of the area while the SI and Incharge of the Dagal AD camp, N Nongkhlaw, accompanied by police staff were returning from official duty.
Momin was picked up by the police on August 3 last.

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Only indigenous eatables to be served in government functions: Ram Singh

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SHILLONG, Aug 11: The West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh has categorically stated that only indigenous eatables to be served in government functions.
In an interaction with embers of Tura Traders community, Development Committees and other stake holders in DRDA Hall on Friday, the DC expressed his concern over the prevalence of junk food in the daily life of the youth and pointed out that most of these products contain harmful preservatives.

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Set up mobile towers along Bangla border, Conrad urges Centre

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Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday appealed to the Central government to remove the bottlenecks for setting up mobile towers along the Indo-Bangladesh border to ensure better connectivity in border areas.
"Due to network problem, the Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Indo-Bangladesh border uses SIM cards of Bangladesh-based mobile companies," said Sangma, adding that it poses a threat to India's security.

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Centre to double BPO seats in North East

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Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS): Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said the seat capacity for the BPO industry in North-East will be raised from 5,000 to 10,000, adding the Centre is also planning to open a Regional Data Centre in Guwahati.
"India's BPO centers are all in big cities, but now we have transformed small towns into BPO hubs. There are BPO centers in Kohima, Guwahati and Dibrugarh now which have opened multiple job opportunities for the youth," he said, urging the Chief Ministers to give the BPO sector a boost in their respective states.

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Congress demands Gohain's ouster as Minister over rape charges

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New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS): The Congress on Friday demanded dismissal of Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain as a case of rape was registered against him in Guwahati.
"(Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji, you have failed the test not once, not twice, not thrice, but almost a dozen times. Again there is a rape FIR against one of your Cabinet colleagues, Gohain," Congress leader Pawan Khera said addressing a press conference here.

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