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Manipur ex-Minister’s son falls to death from restaurant terrace

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NEW DELHI, Aug 13 (IANS): A son of a former Manipur Minister was found dead after he allegedly fell under mysterious circumstances from the second-floor terrace of a restaurant in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas village, police said on Sunday.
Police said Sidharth, 19, fell down from the building housing ‘Match Box’ restaurant around 4 p.m. on Saturday. He was rushed to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries there, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.
The young man’s father Okendro R. is a former Education and Home Minister of Manipur.

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AYC catches businessman altering dates on bread manufacturing

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TURA, Aug 13: A Tura based businessman was on Sunday caught red handed by members of the A’chik Youth Council (AYC) while he along with workers working under him were altering the date of manufacture of bread and other food products.

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Monsoon rain claim 3 lives in city Weakened tree comes crashing down on vehicles

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: Incessant rains over the past few days took a sad turn on Saturday when a water laden tree finally succumbed to the weight and came crashing down on vehicles, killing three people and injuring two others.
While authorities are yet to identify those who were killed, the other two people had a providential escape with only minor injuries.

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Army request for land in honour of Major Manlun

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: The Indian Army has requested the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to intervene in its attempts to procure land in the city which will be handed over to the parents of late Major David Manlun who was martyred earlier this year in counter militancy operations in Nagaland.
This appeal was made to Dr. Sangma by the General Officer Commanding 101 Area, Lieutenant General DS Ahuja who had called on him on Saturday to discuss a number of issues.

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Through the virgin woods: A road less travelled in the Mizo hills

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AIZAWL (Mizoram), Aug 13 (IANS): Can discomfort be fun? Why not, if it propels an unmatched adrenaline rush as you lay your heart open to the benign indifference of nature? And where? In the virgin woods of the Mizo hills, one of the least explored belts in the northeastern part of India.
That “all the difference” which came into the later life of Robert Frost was defined by his decision to follow “the road less travelled,” has now become the mantra for many adventure-seekers is a well known fact, but the road trip of our subject too finds “two roads” diverging “in a yellow wood”. The traveller is left with the choice to either follow the routine path that leads to Aizawl, the happening capital of Mizoram, or to tread along “the road less travelled” and discover the unseen majesty of the Mizo hills.

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BJP promises solve state’s mining crisis within 8 months

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has promised that it will bring the ongoing woes related to mining activities in Meghalaya within 8 months if the people of the state vote it to power in the ensuing 2018 elections.
“We as a party if voted to power in Meghalaya are making a commitment that we will work with the stakeholders including those in the field of environment protection and come to a comprehensive solution and work it out with the Centre to the satisfaction of the law in the country,” BJP national spokesman Nalin Kohli said here on Saturday.
He went on to set a target by saying, “We will work in towards that and within a time span of 6 to 8 months, if voted to power in 2018.”

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Threat of massive floods looms large over Garo Hills

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TURA, Aug 12: Incessant rains throughout the Garo Hills region over the past four days have left the entire region on the throes of a mammoth flood. The current deluge which has grown in strength over the past few days has left the town of Baghmara literally submerged while also threatening other villages and towns of the region.
Flood waters in SGH have ensured that more than a 100 families being moved to safer ground while in the Dalu region in West Garo Hills, another 100 more families are currently based in camps on higher ground.

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