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Airmarshall announces his candidature for assembly election

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SHILLONG, Aug 29: Airmarshall Diengngan, a member of UDP Ranikor Circle, has announced his decision to contest in the 2018 assembly elections from Ranikor constituency even as he expressed confidence that the party will be voted to power in the state.
Diengngan will be up against Congress Minister and sitting legislator Martin M Danggo.

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Ignore centre’s format for I-Day celebration, Bengal schools told; BJP fumes

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KOLKATA, Aug 13 (IANS): In a fresh confrontation with the Centre, West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee government has issued “urgent” instructions to all schools and other educational institutions to “stop all preparations” for celebrating Independence Day 2017 in a format prescribed by the Union HRD Ministry.
The state government’s response to the circular issued by the Human Resource Development Ministry came in the form of a directive to all District Project Officers in-charge of the Sarva Shikha Mission in the state.

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Centre assures of help to Assam as 10 more die in floods

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GUWAHATI, Aug 13 (IANS): Even as the Centre assured of all help to flood-hit Assam, the state authorities on Sunday directed officials concerned to speed up rescue and relief operations for over 11 lakh affected persons amid reports of 10 more deaths in the last 24 hours.
Over 11 lakh people living in at least 19 of the 33 districts in Assam have so far been affected by a third wave of floods this year.

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Railway services hit in east India, NE region due to rains

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GUWAHATI/KOLKATA, Aug 13 (IANS): Heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours in West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and other northeastern states has severely hampered railway operations due to waterlogging of tracks in several places of Katihar and Alipurduar Divisions of Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway, officials said on Sunday.
An NF Railway release said the situation aggravated on Saturday night when rain water submerged tracks near Dalkhola, Barsoi, Sudhani stations and the main line connecting the northeast with the rest of the country, got blocked with water under a bridge near Kishanganj station flowing over the danger level.

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GJM delegation meets Rajnath, presses for Gorkhaland

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS): A small delegation of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other regional parties on Sunday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to pressed for a separate Gorkhaland state.
The six-member delegation, led by GJM leader Swaraj Thapa, held a two-hour meeting with Rajnath Singh at which Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia were also present.
Addressing media after the meeting, Thapa said that the Home Minister listened to the delegation's demands carefully and asked them to call off the agitation.

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