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Shanbor inaugurates PWD road at Upper Lumparing

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SHILLONG, July 30: NCP legislator Shanbor Shullai on Sunday inaugurated the newly constructed PWD road at Lumdorbar Upper Lumparing.
The road was constructed under the PWD SPA scheme 2014 for an amount of Rs 50, 94,500.
In this regard an inauguration function was organized by the MCIC in collaboration with the Dorbar Shnong of Upper Lumparing and the Presbyterian Church Upper Lumparing.

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BSF conducts border tour for youths from Madhya Pradesh

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Tura, July 30: The Border Security Force, Tura sector, successfully conducted the border tour for 72 youths from Madhya Pradesh who visited the area under ‘Maa Tujhe Parnam’ scheme.
The youths belonging to age group of 18-20 years have excelled in various fields as education, sports, culture, art etc and were sponsored by Ministry of Sports, Govt of Madhya Pradesh. 6 instructors also accompanied the students.
These students belonged to various districts from Madhya Pradesh who travelled from Jabalpur to Guwahati by train and further by road to Tura and border areas.

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Violence on in Darjeeling hills, funeral rallies held amid tight security

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Darjeeling, July 09 (IANS): Sporadic incidents of violence and funeral rallies by pro-Gorkhaland protesters marked the 25th day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown in the north West Bengal hills on Sunday after a fresh flare-up following the death of three activists allegedly in police firing.
The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leadership claimed that three of their activists were shot dead by police on Saturday.

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Kaziranga using drones to monitor flood-affected animals

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Guwahati, July 09 (IANS): With over 50 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam submerged by flood waters, the park authorities have flown in drones to ensure security of animals in the park, particularly the famed one-horned rhinoceros.
Two drones have been engaged to enhance the vigil and monitor the movement of animals, most of whom are now migrating to the nearby hills in Karbi Anglong district, park director Satyendra Prasad Singh told IANS on Sunday.
"The two drones can fly up to the elevation of 2,000 feet and can capture visuals of five km radius. They can fly for half-an-hour at a stretch. We are using the drones to track the movement of animals due to the current floods in the park...and take precautionary measures for their safety," he said.

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Heavy rains trigger landslides in Manipur, rivers in spate

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Imphal, July 09 (IANS): Continuous heavy downpour in Manipur has triggered landslides along the mountainous national highways, suspending vehicular movement in the state, officials said on Sunday.
Two landslides at Sinam village in Tamenglog district have dislocated traffic along NH 37 as Border Roads Task Force labourers are trying to clear the debris. Hundreds of loaded trucks and oil tankers are stranded on the either side of the damaged National Highway.
District officials said that as torrential rains continue to lash Manipur and other northeastern states, there may be more landslides along the highways.

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