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No activities that can cause tension with China: Khandu

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AGARTALA, Aug 09 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday said there was no activity on the Indian border with China in his state that could create tension between the two countries.
“There are no such activities that can create tension along the India-China border in Arunachal,” Khandu told the media here after addressing a tribal rally by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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HYC once again greets Mukul with protest

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SHILLONG, Aug 09: Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma was once again greeted by a protest as he had gone to inaugurate the Multi Facility Utility Centre at Mawkhar on Wednesday as Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) members wielded pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) placards along the route to the venue.
This is the second time that the chief minister was given a surprise welcome by the activists, who have pledged to continue to haunt Dr. Sangma and other ministers on such official functions in protest of their refusal to engage in talks on the implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya.

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Modi likely to visit Meghalaya before 2018 polls

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SHILLONG, Aug 09: With political parties revving for the 2018 Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to shift into top gear by getting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Meghalaya as a part of their electoral campaign.
“We will try to bring the Prime Minister to campaign in Meghalaya since this will be a huge boost for the prospects of the party in the upcoming election in the State,” BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli said on Wednesday.

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BJP will not win single assembly seat in Meghalaya: Congress

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Shillong, Aug 09 (IANS): Congress leader and Meghalaya's Urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V. Lyngdoh, on Wednesday expressed doubt that the BJP would win even a single seat in the assembly elections next year.
The veteran Congress leader was reacting to BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli who claimed that a non-Congress government will be formed in Meghalaya after the assembly elections.

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ADE for GHADC action against illegal patta holders

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TURA, Aug 09: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) Tura has come out opposing the alleged issuance of pattas within the town of Tura to quite a few non Garos, in contravention of the Meghalaya Land Transfer Act by the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
“From reliable sources we have come to know that land pattas have been allocated by the GHADC to 14 people namely, Swapan Rishi, Arun Rishi, Otish Rishi, Govinda Rishi, Lal Mohan Rishi, Jumbura Rishi, Nironjon Rishi, Amarswer Rishi, Siben Rishi, Gogal Rishi, Sudangshu Rishi, Dilu Rishi, Mongol Rishi,” said president of the NGO, Dalseng B Ch Momin on Wednesday.

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AYC comes down heavily on poor NH conditions

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TURA, Aug 09: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has came down heavily on MLAs of Garo Hills as well as PWD authorities after an overturned truck blocked the entire NH 51 en route to Dalu from Tura leaving a huge number of passengers stranded.
“We condemn the authorities for neglect shown towards Garo Hills based NH roads. The ministers of the state and the MLAs seemingly can’t see the present situation and the bad condition of the NH-51 and 62 roads because they are enjoying in the state capital, Shillong. There is no interest on Garo Hills based NHs and other PWD roads of Garo Hills,” said AYC president, Dimseng Marak on Wednesday.

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CORP claims having proof of Ngaitlang misusing Rs 2 crores

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SHILLONG, Aug 08: Claiming that it is in possession of proof of misappropriation of funds under the Special Rural Works Programme, the Confederation of Ri Bhoi People (CORP) has threatened to publically release these documents which will implicate Congress legislator representing Umroi in the State Assembly, Ngaitlang Dhar in allegedly misusing Rs. 2 crores.

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