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CCBI open to impartial inquiry against #Metoo accused Br Francis Gale

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SHILLONG, Oct 23: The Congregation of Christian Brothers in India (CCBI), a religious community within the Catholic Church, on Tuesday said it will initiate inquiry to ascertain the truth after one of their senior member, Br Francis Gale, mired in a #Metoo controversy recently.
The Professional Ethics Commission of the community has also assured action against the alleged sexual abuser if found guilty.

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DD Lapang will not contest Lok Sabha polls: NPP

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SHILLONG, Oct 23: Putting speculation to rest, the NPP has maintained that former Congress leader, Dr. DD Lapang will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as an NPP candidate.
Reiterating that the party have given Dr Lapang the post of Chief Advisor out of respect for the veteran leader, the state NPP Chief, WR Kharlukhi said that the party has not even invited applications from the probable candidates for the Lok Sabha polls.

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PDF suffers blow as 4 MDCs call it quits

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SHILLONG, Oct 23: In a blow to the People’s Democratic Party (PDF), four of its MDCs in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Tuesday quit the party citing “leadership failure” as the main reason.
The four members – Nongthymmai MDC Latiplang Kharkongor, Mawhati MDC James Sylliang, Mawthadraishan MDC Blanding Warjri and Nongskhen MDC Grace Mary Kharpuri – have jointly submitted their resignation letter before the PDF president and secretary.

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NPP yet to decide on whether to fight both Shillong and Tura LS seats

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SHILLONG, Oct 23: The National People’s Party is yet to decide on whether it will contest both the Shilong and Tura Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming election which will be held in 2019.
Refuting allegations that the party is planning to contest both seats, the NPP’s state president WR Kharlukhi said, “It is just a point of view of people. Different people have different views but as a party we have not taken such a stand (to field candidates from both seats).”

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NPP confident of leading KHADC and JHADC after 2019 polls

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SHILLONG, Oct 23: The National People’s Party (NPP) is confident that it will be able to perform well in the elections to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC), which will enable it to lead these two councils after they go to polls in 2019.
“We are determined to form the government in both the KHADC and JHADC by winning on our own,” NPP state president WR Kharlukhi said after a meeting to welcome the formal joining of former BJP leaders from Jaintia Hills into the party’s fold here on Tuesday.

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GSU writes to education director over absent teachers, pitiable schools

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TURA, Oct 23: Taking cognizance of the absence of teachers from schools as well as the poor school infrastructure in South Garo Hills (SGH), the GSU – Mindikgre unit has written to the Director of School Education and Literacy (DSEL) seeking action against those neglecting their duties.
The NGO named various schools and their missing teachers who were allegedly neglecting their duty to students.

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5 Dead Sea Scrolls in Washington museum fake

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Washington, Oct 23 (IANS): The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., has said that five of its most valuable artefacts, once thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls, were fake and would not be displayed anymore.
German-based scholars tested the fragments and found that five "show characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin and therefore will no longer be displayed at the museum", the museum announced on Monday.
At 430,000 square feet, and with views of the Capitol, the Bible museum represents a significant investment for its evangelical founders.

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