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PM Modi, CM Raman Singh corrupt, says Rahul in Chhattisgarh

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Kondagaon, Nov 10 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the issues of corruption and alleged that he and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh are "corrupt".
"Chhattisgarh is a prosperous state, but the BJP government steals from the people and helps 15-20 of its rich industrialist friends. Your natural resources are distributed among the rich. Chhattisgarh is the poorest state in India," he said addressing a public meeting here as campaigning ended in 18 seats in the first phase of the Assembly polls in the state to be held on Monday.

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Tynsong promises to revive Rongai Valley Irrigation project

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TURA, Nov 10: Almost 30 years after it was first commissioned, the long delayed Rongai Valley Medium Irrigation project may finally see its completion after a visit by the Deputy CM and PWD in-charge, Prestone Tynsong made a visit to the village of Chibinang in West Garo Hills on Friday.
The irrigation project was first commissioned in the year 1989 by the then Congress leader, late PA Sangma. Though work on the project was slow, by 2003, about 75% of the main headwork for the project was completed. The project stalled thereafter and has remained in limbo.

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AYWO grateful to MDA’s towards inclusion of Garo language in 8th Schedule

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: The AYWO has expressed its gratitude to the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government for introducing a resolution or inclusion of Khasi and Garo Language in the Eight Schedule of Constitution of India.
It may be noted here that the MDA had introduced this resolution in the recently concluded session of the State Assembly and also resolved the Resolution on 27th of September 2018.

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Attempt to murder charge on two of Agnes’ assailants

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: Police have arrested two people in connection with the assault case on Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) president, Agnes Kharshiing and have filed attempt to murder charges on them besides interrogating them so as to nab others who were involved in the incident.
The Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills (EJH) district, Silvester Nongtyngnger informed that the duo identified as Elphon Dkhar (22) and Meklison Siangshai (26) were picked up from Kongong during raids conducted in the area and on Friday early morning.

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Citizens demand independent inquiry into attack on Agnes

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SHILLONG, Nov 10: Citizens of Shillong have demanded that the state government institutes an independent inquiry into the brutal attack on social activist Agnes Kharshiing and her associate, Amita Sangma to ensure all culprits are punish. 
While also insisting the need to include sections related to criminal conspiracy and common intention in the case registered against the attack, they have also sought for a separate investigation into the illegal mining and transportation of coal and the alleged nexus of coal mafias with police and other higher authorities.

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Wangala festivities come to an end at Asanang

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TURA, Nov 10:  The three day annual Hundred Drums Wangala festival came to a colourful end on Saturday at village of Asanang with a huge turnout being witness to the beat of a 100 drums that came together to make the hills sound sweeter.
100 Drums Wangala is the post harvest festival of the Garos, consisting of various thanksgiving rituals followed with merrymaking, music and dance.

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16 newborns die in Assam hospital

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Guwahati, Nov 09 (IANS): The Assam government has sent a team of medical experts to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital following the reported death of 16 newborns in the hospital since last week.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a team of experts including the Director of Medical Education, a UNICEF expert and a paediatric doctor from the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) will reach the Jorhat hospital to study the deaths.

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