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Diwali more polluted this year than last: CPCB

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New Delhi, Nov 09 (IANS): This year's Diwali was more polluted than last year's due to heavy fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions like low temperature and wind speed, triggering a spike in particle pollutants, a report said on Friday.
The report said that this year's Diwali, which was on November 7, was as polluted as Diwali in 2016. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report also shows a rise in harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and Sulphur dioxide (SO2).

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Latiplang to seek reelection as an Independent

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: The MDC representing Nongthymmai in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has announced his decision to seek re – election as an independent candidate in the upcoming Council polls which will be held in 2019.
Addressing a meeting at his residence here on Friday, Kharkongor informed this decision to his supporters and members of the core group.
“We will decide on the symbol later,” he said.

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Mizo National Front promises to re-impose total prohibition

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AIZAWL, Nov 09: Former Mizoram chief minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) chief, Zoramthanga on Friday said that his party will re-impose “total prohibition” in Mizoram by lifting The Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition & Control) or MLPC Act, which came into force from 2015, if the party comes to power after the state assembly elections.
Elections to the 40- member Mizoram assembly will be held on November 28 and the results will be declared on December 11.

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Country saw Rahul Gandhi standing in a queue during demonetisation: BJP

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New Delhi, Nov 09 (IANS): Hours after the Congress President asked people in Chhattisgarh if they saw any rich man getting down his car with black money standing in a bank queue, the BJP hit back saying the country saw Rahul Gandhi doing it.
"Rahul Gandhi today again spread a lie in Chhattisgarh. While addressing people he asked a question. The Congress is trying to put a manufactured protest against demonetisation and the country is not standing with them," Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra told reporters.

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Demand for action on coal mafia heats up

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: The attack on Civil Society Women’s Organization president, Agnes Kharshiing has sparked off a slew of demands for action to be taken against illegal coal mining and the coal mafia in Meghalaya.
In a statement issued here on Friday, the North East Network (NEN) said, “The government must ensure that impunity is not granted to the coal mining mafias in the State.”

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TUR to lead protest against ‘murderous’ assault on Agnes

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) will organize a Citizen’s Protest in the state capital on Saturday to condemn what it has termed as the ‘murderous’ attack on social activist Agnes Kharshiing and her associate Amita Sangma in coal-rich district of East Jaintia Hills.
The demonstration to be held at the parking lot near the Additional Secretariat will also be to protest against the culture of violence, against the mining mafia besides for justice, environment and human rights.

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Metbah stresses need to preserve culture and identity

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SHILLONG, Nov 09: The state’s Tourism Minister, Metbah Lyngdoh has underscored the need to preserve the culture and identity of the people of Meghalaya even as he lauded the efforts of the Wangala committee to promote the Clean and Green Wangala Festival.
Lyngdoh had made this statement while speaking the Rugala Ceremony of the 100 Hundred Drums Wangala Festival held today at Asanggre near Tura.

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