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Assembly poll results to draw battle lines ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

New Delhi, Dec 09: The results of the assembly polls in five states are all set to draw the battle lines between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government and the opposition parties, which are trying to come under one umbrella ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
After a month-long campaign, often marked by bitter personal attacks, the people of the five states -- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram -- have sealed the fates of the candidates in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
While the votes will be counted on December 11, exit polls conducted by various media outlets and survey agencies have predicted the Congress party's return in Rajasthan and a clean sweep for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in Telangana.

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No more ‘Shhh’ in this unique Mairang library

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SHILLONG, Dec 09: In a noble approach to the concept of library, Khadsawphra College in Mairang opened an outdoor library so that students can interact and discussion while reading books on important topics.
According to the college Principal, Boldness L. Nongum the general notion about library is of ‘keeping silence’ which sometimes put constraints on students seeking to discuss topics and spend long hours in the house of books.

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Shillong’s Raja Ghosh to make his dream debut with Nepali film ‘Saino’

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SHILLONG, Dec 09: His first shot at glory was in 2012 when he was crowned Mega Mr. North East 2012. Then came his breakthrough in Saperan, a TV serial in Zee. Now, he’s on the verge of making his film debut. Meet the wonder boy Raja Kumar Ghosh, who is carving his unique story of rising from the streets of Shillong to his fledgling acting career in Nepal.
Raja’s debut film, Saino, is currently under production at exotic locations in the beautiful countryside of Nepal. The Nepali film is a family drama along with a love story angle. It is being produced by the first Nepali actress Bhuwan Chand, who is also one of the lead actors in the movie.
Written by Abhimanyu, the movie is being directed by Ramesh Thapa. It has a 40-day shooting schedule and will be shot on various locations – Kathmandu, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchowk. The film went on floors on 15th November 2018.
Though the name resembles the old Nepali movie, it is not a sequel. This Saino has a fresh story and characters.
Apart from Bhuwan Chand and Raja, the movie also stars Miruna Magar, Basundhara Bhushal, Neeta Dhungana, Madan Das Shrestha among others.

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Mexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon bags Miss World 2018 crown

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Sanya (China), Dec 08 (IANS): India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World pageant last year, on Saturday passed the baton to Mexico's Vanessa Ponce De Leon at a glitzy ceremony, where the first runner-up title went to Thailand's representative and Femina Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas failed to make it even to the top 12.
"I can't believe it, I really can't believe it... And I think all the girls deserved it. I am proud to represent all of them. I will do as much as I can in the time I have got. Thank you so much, everyone," Vanessa said backstage after winning the crown at the Sanya City Arena here.

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4 years after flash floods, NGH village awaits water supply restoration

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TURA, Dec 09: Residents of Lower Rongbu under Kharkutta in North Garo Hills (NGH) have recently met the minister of Public Health Engineering (PHE) after the village was without drinking water for over 4 years. Water supply to the village was disrupted after the devastating September 2014 floods broke the pipeline which is yet to be repaired.

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Ampareen questions government’s intent to bar teachers from contesting elections

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SHILLONG, Dec 08: The move of the state government to debar teachers working in government aided schools from contesting elections has been questioned by Congress MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh who is herself a former teacher.
Slamming this move on the part of the government, Ampareen also questioned how the United Democratic Party (UDP) which is a coalition partner of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government would deal with this issue as it has already proposed the name of former MLA, Jemino Mawthoh as its candidate for the upcoming MP elections. It may be noted here that Mawthoh is also a former teacher.

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Bus returning children from picnic plunges into gorge

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TURA, Dec 08: A day of fun and frolic took a tragic turn after a bus carrying school children to a picnic met with an accident leading to one person losing his life after the hired bus fell into a gorge near the Dadenggre Civil Sub Division office in West Garo Hills (WGH). The accident also left many school going children injured, with some said to be in critical condition.
The incident took place on Friday evening when the bus was returning from the picnic spot, Chibagre near Rongram. The driver lost control of the bus which fell into the nearby gorge, adjoining a rubber plantation.

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