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Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President

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NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (IANS): Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country’s oldest party for 19 long years.
The 47-year-old Rahul will formally take over the reins of the grand old party on December 16, two days before the counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, the outcome of which could be a trendsetter ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

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Prestone tells Mukul to mind his own business

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SHILLONG, Dec 11: Pointing out that he is no longer their leader, former Congress legislators have asked Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to stop telling what to do.
“Why should he (Mukul) interfere (with our decision)? We will resign at the right time and he has nothing to advice us as we have grown enough and we are wise enough,” former minister Prestone Tynsong said here on Monday.

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Danggo accused of leaving Ranikor underdeveloped

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SHILLONG, Dec 11: Accusing Ranikor MLA, Martin M Danggo of letting his own constituency slumber in underdevelopment, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) South West Khasi Hills District has questioned what Danggo has been doing all these years that he has been representing them in the Assembly.

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Teachers waiting for inclusion under 5th Pay Commission

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SHILLONG, Dec 11: The Khasi Jaintia Deficit School Teachers (KJDSTA) at the moment is waiting for happier days as they wait for the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma to make some statement on the issue of inclusion of deficit teachers under the 5th Pay Commission, which however seems to be against the odds.

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Students allege anomalies in M-Tab distribution

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SHILLONG, Dec 11: Alleging that many students belonging to the 2015 and 2016 batch are yet to receive their m-TABs under the Student Digital Learning Scheme (SDLS) of the state government, a number of students have threatened to demand a probe into what they claim to be a case of misappropriation of funds.
One of the students, Enlang Sawain, while referring to a RTI filed on the implementation of the scheme last year, said that under the SDLS, the government had spend Rs 6 crore for distribution of m-Tab to 25,000 students of class XII at a cost of Rs 6,400 each in 2014.

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Manipur ministers throng NPP public meet

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TURA, Dec 11: Party leaders from Manipur thronged a public rally organized by the National People’s party (NPP) which was held at Tura town on Monday which is widely seen as a show of strength of the party led by Tura MP, Conrad Sangma.
The District Auditorium Tura with a capacity of 2000 people was fully packed for this public meeting during which, NPP chief Conrad K. Sangma declared that in the untimely demise of former minister Manirul Islam Sarkar, his younger brother, who is the currently member of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council S.G. Esmatur Mominin (Rohibul) would be allotted party ticket to contest Phulbari constituency of West Garo Hills.

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Annual Nongkrem dance comes to a close

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SHILLONG, Dec 11: The annual Nongkrem  dance came to an end on Monday at Nongkrem which lies 15 kms away from Shillong on Monday amidst pomp, joy and faithful fervor.
Similar to all other indigenous festivals of tribals in the state, the festival is performed to appease the all-powerful Goddess, Ka Blei Synshar, for a rich bumper harvest and prosperity.

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