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CSWO alleges corruption in NFSA scheme implementation

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SHILLONG, July 09: The Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) has alleged that deserving beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) are being charged beyond the specified price that is fixed by the government for the PDS.
“The actual price for the Priority House Hold (PHH) earlier called the BPL category rice is Rs 3- per kg while the beneficiaries are being charged between Rs 5 to Rs 10,” alleged CSWO President Agnes Kharshiing in a press communiqué on Sunday.

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Meghalaya Film Makers Association celebrates its 7th Foundation day

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SHILLONG, July 09: Meghalaya Film Makers Association (MFMA) celebrated its 7th foundation day on Saturday at U Soso Tham Auditorium.
Addressing the gathering, MLA of Pynthorumkhrah constituency and chairman of MIDC, AL Hek felt that much needs to be done to elevate the film industry in the state. He stressed on the need to create the atmosphere of attracting viewership.

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Naga tribal body demands SIT probe into Pillai's unaccounted wealth

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Kohima, June 18 (IANS): The Naga Hoho, the apex body of all Naga tribes of Nagaland, on Sunday demanded a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe over the alleged unaccounted wealth of former state police official M.K.R. Pillai.
"We appealed to the state government to take appropriate steps to ensure that all the 'illegitimate' activities of Pillai allegedly carried out during both his active career and as consultant to the Police Department are fully exposed. He is to be brought to justice for his actions," said Naga Hoho President Chuba Ozukum.

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Mizoram flood: Over 30 houses swept away, 70 damaged, 650 submerged

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AIZAWL, June 18: Even as the flooding of Khawthlangtuipui River in Tlabung sub-division area in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district bordering Bangladesh is gradually receding, many dwelling houses are still under water, sources from Tlabung said on Sunday.
A Tlabung based journalist Vanlalhriatpuia Khiangte said that at least 30 houses were swept away and over 70 others have been badly damaged in Tlabung sub-division area by the flash flood caused by incessant rains since June 12.

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Darjeeling limping back to normalcy amid uncertainty

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Darjeeling, June 11 (IANS): Life was returning to normalcy in West Bengal's troubled Darjeeling hills as no fresh violence was reported on Sunday, but uncertainty prevailed as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called an indefinite shutdown from Monday.
Many tourists, who were stuck in the picturesque tourist town, reached Kolkata on Sunday heaving a sigh of relief after tense few days in the hills.
The West Bengal government has arranged buses to ferry the tourists free of cost from Sealdah station of Kolkata to their homes.

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