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Modi a 'chowkidar' who lets in thieves: Rahul

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Kurnool, Sep 18 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a 'chowkidar' who opens the door and lets thieves in.
Addressing a public meeting in this Andhra Pradesh town, he said that if Modi was a real 'chowkidar' he would have sacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for allowing fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to leave the country.
Gandhi said Modi did not sack Jaitley because he himself was corrupt.

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Women should be given a chance to build new India: MJ Akbar

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: The women of the country should be given an opportunity to become the builders of a new India, according to Union Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed (MJ) Akbar.
Addressing a meeting after taking part at a cleaning drive organized as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) at Mawklot village in Upper Shillong here on Tuesday, Akbar said 130 million Indians have benefited from the Mudra scheme and 78-80 per cent of these loans have gone to women.
“That is why we are confident that they (women) will become extremely productive part of the economy. When we invest in women, we invest on the future. We have to give women the opportunity to become the new builders of new India,” he said.

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WDPG accuses government officials of collusion with illegal coal traders

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: Claiming that there is illegal coal mining going on in Meghalaya in spite of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ban on the same, the Wildlife and Environment Protection Group (WDPG) has demanded stern action from the state government against errant officials and coal miners.
The WDPG formed by a group of individuals who called themselves as ‘Lovers of Nature’ also demanded that audit should also be conducted on all cement factories in East Jaintia Hills District to find out the source of coal being supplied to them.

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Timothy slams misuse of rooms in MLA hostel

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: Deputy Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Timothy D Shira said there is a need to frame rules and regulations to avoid rooms allotted for MLAs to be used by other persons in the MLA hostel while alleging that many MLAs illegally allows other people to stay in the rooms allotted to them.
The issue came to light when one of the Cabinet ministers informed that he is yet to get his room in the MLA hostel even months after resuming office.

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Surprise checks conducted on Tura petrol pumps

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TURA, Sep 18: The Legal Metrology Department of the state conducted surprise checks in the town of Tura on Monday as part of its drive to assure consumers of the quality and quantity of fuel being served to them.
The surprise check covered almost all the petrol pumps of the town of Tura and comes after consumer complaints of less fuel being served by the oldest fuel station in the town – the Hawakhana AOC petrol pump.
The surprise checking and inspections were led by the new Controller of Legal Metrology, Proley M Sangma who was accompanied by Asst Controller, Western Zone ST Sangma and inspector R Chyne.

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KSA to rally for inclusion of Khasi in 8th schedule

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: The Khasi Authors Society (KAS) will organize a public rally in the state capital on September 22, to pressurize the Centre government to implement the demand for inclusion of Khasi language in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution of India.
Informing this here on Tuesday, KAS general secretary Ronald Peel Kharshiing said that the public rally will commence with a procession from Madan Iewrynghep (Fire brigade ground) towards Malki ground, where the public address on the issue will be held.

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Space technology incubation centre opened in Agartala

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Bengaluru, Sep 18 (IANS): Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday opened a space technology incubation centre in Tripura capital Agartala, which was unveiled remotely from the country's tech hub Bengaluru in Karnataka.
"The ISRO Space Technology Incubation Centre opened at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Agartala will incubate start-ups to build applications and products, along with the industry, that can be used in future space missions," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on the occasion.

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