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Police concerned by vulnerability of state’s youth to Blue Whale

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: With the growing popularity of the game Blue Whale which promotes suicidal tendencies, state police have issued an advisory urging prospective gamers to be cautious about this game which has so far claimed the lives of over 100 young people around the world.

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Darlong appointed new VC of MLCU

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: Dr. Vincent T. Darlong has been appointed as the new Vice Chncellor of Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU).
Dr. Darlong has eminent record of achievements. His academic career was in the field of Zoology where he completed his PhD on the topic “Impact of shifting cultivation on soil fauna” in the year 1987 from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

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Baghmara SBI without link for 8 straight days

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TURA, Aug 23: The poor state of rural infrastructure came to the fore once again after the Baghmara SBI branch remained literally closed for the 8th straight day on Wednesday following a technical malfunction leading to widespread anger by locals.
According to sources, the branch lost its link to the server over a week ago and the same is yet to be reinstated despite repeated reminders from the administration, police as well as locals.

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Light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter in Garo Hills

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: Once ravaged by militancy – the Garo Hills region of the state is slowly limping back towards better days and the state government is in no mood to let the peace process derail by trying to seal every possible leak in governance and policing that might lead the youths to go astray.

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Government examining demand for changes in MCS exam

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SHILLONG, Aug 23: The Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has informed that the state government is currently examining its demand for raising the upper age limit for candidates appearing for the Meghalaya Civil Services (MCS) examinations as has been intimated to it on Wednesday.

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Former Manipur CM Rishang Keishing dead

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IMPHAL, Aug 23 (IANS): Former Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Rishang Keishing died on Tuesday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here, his family members said. He was 97.
The four-time Chief Minister, who was admitted to the hospital on July 1 with serious medical problems, died at 8.15 p.m.
A freedom fighter and member of India’s first parliament (1952-57), he retired from the Rajya Sabha as its oldest member in 2014 after serving two terms since being elected to the upper house in 2002.

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Entire office goes on a holiday in Mawsyhnrut

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TURA, Aug 22: Shock awaited an RTI activist when he went to seek information from the office of the BDO, Mawshynrut C&RD to find the entire office locked on a working day.
“I was absolutely shocked to find the entire office closed today (Tuesday), which is a full working day. The only person present there was the peon cum chowkidaar. What were they doing taking off on a full working day,” asked Avinash M Marak, who went to the office to file the RTI along with a friend.

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