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SC directs Assam govt to allocate 10 medical seats for Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Sep 23: Medical students from Meghalaya who were earlier denied their seats under state government quota in medical colleges in Assam have been vindicated by a Supreme Court (SC) order which directed the Assam government to ensure that 10 seats are reserved for such students.

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Senior journalist, mother brutally murdered in Mohali

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CHANDIGARH, Sep 23 (IANS): Senior journalist K.J. Singh and his aged mother were found brutally murdered in their residence in Mohali town of Punjab, adjoining Chandigarh, on Saturday, police said.
Both victims were attacked by their assailants in their corner house in Phase 3 B2 of Mohali, 10 km from here. Police said that Singh’s mother, Gurcharan Kaur, 92, was strangulated.

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Rs 100 crore of illicit liquor sold in upper Assam monthly

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GUWAHATI, Sep 23: Despite some raids conducted by the Assam excise department and other investigation agencies against the illicit liquor traders in various locations of the state, the liquor mafia and gangs continue this illegal trade with the help of some corrupted officials in the state.
A top official of Assam excise department said that the liquor mafia and gangs had sold illicit liquor worth of Rs 100 crore in the state every month, which is flooding in from the neighbouring states like Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

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Garo Hills witnesses birth o endangered hoolock gibbon

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TURA, Sep 23: In what will come as extremely good news for nature lovers, the hoolock gibbion population in Garo Hills got a boost a few days ago with the birth of a male of the highly endangered species at the HURO program rehabilitation centre in the village of Silsotchigre in West Garo Hills.
The birth of the male gibbon is the second in captivity after another gibbon fondly named Sanjay was born in 2014 at the same centre.

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Rimpu concedes to pressure, resigns from Nokmaship

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TURA, Sep 23: Under fire after a virtual revolt of the Chambugong clan of which he had been appointed as Nokma by the Akhing Nokma, Enilla Ch Marak, the self styled Nokma of Tura Bernard Rimpu N Marak submitted his resignation from the post on Saturday.

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Pynshngain likens legislators to investors

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SHILLONG, Sep 23: Most legislators of the day have become no more than dedicated investors according to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Pynshngain N Syiem.
“They (politicians) have become investor more rather than legislators and lawmakers,” Syiem said while addressing the unveiling ceremony of the bust of (L) Rayland Sing Lyngdoh Mawlong, who was the first tribal MDC of Laban constituency.

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GSU leader resigns

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TURA, Sep 23: GSU – Tikrikilla unit president, Walseng N Sangma has submitted his resignation after serving the NGO as its leader for two consecutive times.
Submitting his resignation to the president of the Northern Zone (Western), Sangma said his tenure had taught him a lot.

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