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‘International Day of Yoga’ celebrations underway in NEHU

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SHILLONG, June 19: North-Eastern Hill University’s (NEHU) “International Day of Yoga” celebration in the university campus began with the Yoga Fest.
Yoga Fest, consisting of an Oral Presentation Competition on June 16 for all NEHU students and June 17 last for all NEHU teaching and non-teaching staff on the topic ‘Yoga for Harmony and Peace’,  concluded at the VC’s Conference Room, which saw a large number of participants who came forward to speak on the subject with a great degree of enthusiasm and clarity.

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GHSMC forms drafting committee on Garoland demand

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TURA, June 19: To continue the demand for a separate state, the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) in a meeting on Saturday convened a committee to draft a fresh memorandum to be submitted to the Prime Minister at a later date.

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Tribal movement likely to intensify, JAC asks people to be prepared

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SENAPATI, June 19: While alerting the tribal people of Manipur to get prepared to face any eventuality at any moment, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against Anti Tribal Bills appealed to the tribal people to start stocking essential commodities in their respective homes. The JAC said that the fight for the rights of the tribal people will continue. It may be mentioned here that the tribal organisation sponsored 10 day economic blockade ended on Sunday.

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Mawlong refutes allegation of physical assault

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SHILLONG, May 18: The Sordar of Mawlong village Jonesman L Mawlong on Wednesday refuted to the allegations made by Donboklang Lyngdoh Mawlong, who alleged that he was beaten up inside the Mairang police station recently.
“As per medical report, it was found that he (Donboklang) was under the influence of alcohol on the day he went to the police station (May 6),” Jonesman told reporters here on Wednesday.
He said the HNAM-Mairang had also went to the police station on being informed about the incident but decided not to take up the issue further after knowing the truth.

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Manipur tribal areas begin strike to protest land and shops bills

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Imphal, May 16 (IANS): Even as the bitter row over three bills passed by the Manipur assembly and now awaiting presidential assent continues on, the tribal areas of the state started a general strike from Sunday midnight to protest against the proposed measures.
The strike has been called by various tribal organisations to protest what they term "anti-tribal" bills. On the other hand, a Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has launched a agitation in support of the three bills.

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