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Shullai extends financial aid to landslide victims

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SHILLONG, July 31: Chairman of Monitoring Cum Implementation Committee (MCIC) of 19th South Shillong Constituency and MLA, Sanbor Shullai has extended immediate financial help to the landslide victims whose house and property were partially damaged and destroyed by recent massive rainfall within the Constituency.
An amount of Rs. 10,000 each, totaling an amount of Rs. 80,000, was handed over to eight families supported through honorarium earning of Shullai.
The beneficiaries include Stella Dohling of Upper Lumparing, S. Mawlong of Lower Lumparing, Adrina Dkhar of Lower Lumparing, Lit Kharmuti of Upper Lumparing, R. Rynjah of Upper Lumparing, Sapini Bhowmick of Lower Lumparing, K. Das of Upper Laban, and Purnima Thapa of Riat Laban.


 

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SSASA forms new executive body

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SHILLONG, July 31: The Shillong Socio-Cultural Assamese Students’ Association (SSASA) has formed the new executive body for the term 2016-17 on Sunday in the presence of members and advisers with Ayushman Dutta as the President, Surajeet Hazarika as General Secretary and Diganta Hazarika as the Finance Secretary of the organisation.


 

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Floods affect over 6 lakh in 14 Assam districts, toll rises to seven

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Guwahati, July 24 (IANS): The overall flood situation continued to be grim in Assam with over six lakh people affected across 14 districts till Sunday evening while one person died in Lakhimpur on Sunday taking flood-related death toll to seven this year.
An Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) official said that the flood have inundated large areas in Tinsukia district on Sunday, besides Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Sivsagar, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Nagaon, Dhubri, Dibrugarh and Chirang districts, which have remained flooded since last few days.

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Tripura tribals all set for Ker Puja to thwart evil spirits

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Agartala, July 24 (IANS): There is no place for death, birth or recreation in centuries-old Ker Puja in Tripura. Steeped in intricate, time-honoured rituals, this mega tribal event is about well-being and warding off evil spirits. And this 31-hour-long festival is all set to begin from Monday.
It may sound strange but no pregnant woman or critically ailing person is allowed in the sacred puja precinct. Anyone who violates is made to pay a fine and the puja starts from scratch.

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Dalu NGO submits memo to CM on ‘basic amenities’

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TURA, July 24: The Mother’s Union (MU) of Dalu in West Garo Hills recently submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma asking for the redressal of grievances faced by the people of the Dalu area, including basic amenities for all. The memo was submitted by a delegation of members of the NGO including its president, P Sangma and secretary A Ch Marak in Shillong a few days ago.
The memo submitted questioned the performance of the MeECL Dalu sub station which the NGO felt was not performing according to rules and regulations.

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