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ITBP to create 54 border outposts at India-China border

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

Itanagar, Aug 08 (IANS): The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has proposed to create 54 border outposts along the McMahon Line to further improve security in Arunachal Pradesh and along the India-China border, an official said on Monday.
On Sunday, ITBP Inspector-General Manoj Singh Rawat, who is in charge of the North East Frontier Headquarters, called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu and discussed ITBP's proposals to expand their establishment in the state in order to improve security in the state and at the border.
It also proposed a permanent stationing of one ITBP battalion at Hollongi area here in the mountainous state capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Assam CM Sonowal spent the highest during state polls

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

New Delhi, Aug 08 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal incurred the highest expense during the assembly polls with Rs 25.26 lakh, 90 per cent of the expenditure limit set by the poll panel.
The expenditure limit for the candidates during the Assam Assembly elections was Rs 28 lakhs.
Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Sonowal won the elections from Majuli constituency of Assam, reserved for a Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidate.

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Two BSF troopers injured in bomb blast in Manipur

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Imphal, Aug 08 (IANS): Two Border Security Force troopers were wounded in a powerful bomb blast detonated using a remote control device at Changubung village in Senapati district, adjacent to Nagaland, on Monday.
The injured troopers, of 54 Bn Border Security Force, have been identified as Anil Kumar and Lalji Yadav. Both of them were rushed to hospital.

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Bomb blasts rock border town in Manipur

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

Imphal, Aug 08 (IANS): Two powerful bomb blasts rocked the border town of Moreh on Monday evening. Initial reports said that there was no casualty.
The first blast was reported at 7 p.m. and the second at 7.25 p.m. Both the blasts took place at deserted lanes at Moreh. No one has so far claimed responsibility.
Assam Rifles, police and paramilitary personnel rushed to the spots on hearing the sound of the blasts.
Apabi, a local resident at Moreh told IANS that the reverberations of the blast were felt at a considerable distance.


 

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Listing of deleted names under NFSA under process

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Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 08: Public beneficiaries whose names were found deleted from the list of National Food Security Act (NFSA) following its implementation earlier this year will now be included in a new list as the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills (EKH) district is working on it. This was informed by the supply officials here on Monday after regular complaints from the underprivileged and deserving residents from various localities from the city and the district at large are coming forward daily.

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