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Season of swimming pools in AMPT road again

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Tura, July 15: With rains arriving in plenty, the season of swimming pools on the AMPT road that connects the entire plain belt with Assam and Tura, is finally here.
The road has been one of the worst kept secret of cases of bad road and ranks along with the Tura – Baghmara road (NH – 62) as the worst roads in the Garo Hills region.

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Drugs worth Rs 91 lakh disposed off in Aizawl, over 1,500 people died of drugs since 1984

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AIZAWL, JULY 15: Different types of drugs worth Rs 91 lakh were destroyed by burning by Mizoram Social Welfare minister,  PC Lalthanliana at the Central Committee office of the Young Mizo Association (YMA)  at Tuikhuahtlang in Aizawl on Saturday.

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Shylla to go ahead with appointing Executive Members

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SHILLONG, July 14: With the Meghalaya High Court yet to pass a stay order on the recently concluded elections to the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), the incumbent CEM, HS Shylla has informed that he will go ahead with appointing his team of Executive Members of the Council.

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Haemorrhagic stroke highest in India’s northeastern states

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Toronto, July 14 (IANS): One in three people, between 30-69 years, living in India's northeastern states, suffered premature deaths due to haemorrhagic stroke in 2015, and were about three times higher than the national average, alarming research, led by one of an Indian-origin, has found.
Hypertension is the primary risk factor for haemorrhagic stroke and consumption of excessive salt could be one of the reasons.

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Shylla accuses Basaiawmoit of eyeing CEM post

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SHILLONG, July 14: Newly elected Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has accused the PDF parliamentary party leader, James Ban Basaiawmoit of wanting to contest the recent elections for the post of CEM.
This, according to Shylla is why Basaiawmoit had filed a petition before the high court on Friday against the conduct of the said polls.

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Bihar set to get cheapest drinking water in world

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Darbhanga/Patna, July 14 (IANS): An innovative cost-effective drinking water project in Bihar promises to lower the price of one-litre bottle to 50 paise -- cheapest in the world.
The project -- Sulabh Jal -- was launched on Saturday in Darbhanga by Sulabh International. It will convert contaminated pond water into safe drinking water.

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BSF only force that allows smartphone use: DG

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Shillong, July 14 (IANS): The Border Security Force (BSF) is the only security force in India that allows its troopers to use their smartphones to keep in touch with their families, a top official said here.
"We are the only force in the country that allow smartphones. I know the Army, Navy and the Air Force do not allow," BSF chief K.K. Sharma told the media on Friday.

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