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NGO donates relief materials to flood hit victims

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TURA, Aug 08: The flood affected plain belt on Monday received assistance in the form of relief materials after Round Table India (RTI), Shillong in collaboration with the district administration, West Garo Hills (WGH) came forward to provide assistance after a meeting at DRDA conference hall in Tura.
Amit Singhania, Chairman of the Round Table India, Shillong informed that they contacted Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi and it was under his guidance that they were able to convert their vision of assistance into reality.

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BJP’s youth wing to agitate against illegal operation of STPS buses, maxicabs

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SHILLONG, Aug 08: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Youth Wing on Monday decided to hold agitation against the alleged illegal operation of the STPS buses and SSPTS maxicabs by avoiding paying taxes required by commercial vehicles.
Addressing pressmen here on Monday, BJP-SYW Eugenstar Kurkalang said, “We have decided to hold peaceful agitation on August 11, as a mark of protest against this unreasonable practice by the state government.”

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KJNU lauds WJH DC’s action against immoral DSC candidates

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SHILLONG, Aug 08: The Khasi Jaintia National Union (KJNU) on Monday lauded the action taken by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of West Jaintia Hills (WJH) District Arun Kumar Khembhavi, who is also the head of the DSC against alleged malpractice by 13 candidates.

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Sonowal visits Kokrajhar, appeals for 75 CAPF battallions

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Guwahati, Aug 07 (IANS): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday reviewed the situation in Kokrajhar district and urged the Centre to deploy 75 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which were withdrawn from the state after the April assembly elections.
Sonowal's review of the law and order situation in Kokrajhar came after militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) killed 14 civilians and injured 20 others on Friday. The Army killed one of the attackers the same day.

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Heavy pouring trigger landslides, affect livelihoods in Zemithang valley

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ITANAGAR, Aug 07: Heavy rains have sparked numerous landslides causing damage to linear infrastructure, properties and human lives in major parts of Tawang district impacting people and their livelihood. On August 3, 2016, heavy rains triggered landslide in certain parts of the Zemithang valley causing immense damage to road that connects Zemithang Township, an Agarbatti unit (handmade incense stick)- a community-based rural enterprise, besides destroying crops and horticulture plots.

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