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NEHUTA holds VC and Pro VC guilty of tamasha

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SHILLONG, June 19: The North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) has accused the Vice Chancellor (VC) and Pro – VC of the university of indulging in a ‘tamasha’ by ‘shamelessly’ taking on the name of the President of India who is also the Visitor of the university.

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Pakistan beat India to lift Champions Trophy

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London, June 18 (IANS): Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour India by 180 runs and win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 cricket tournament here on Sunday.
This was the first ever Champions Trophy title for Pakistan. The south Asian nation claimed their third ICC tournament, having earlier won the 50-over World Cup in 1992 and the World Twenty20 in 2009.
Put in to bat, Pakistan rode on a century by opener Fakhar Zaman to post a massive total of 338/4 in the allotted 50 overs.
In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs.

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Many unaware of transaction charges

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SHILLONG, June 18: The headache of demonetization may have receded but another has hit bank customers of late.
 With the decision of the union government to charge a minimum amount per transaction for cash deposits and withdrawals beyond three to four free transactions in a month, ranging from nationalized to private sector banks, the customers are a harrowed lot.

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Incessant Rain: Havoc or Eye opener

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SHILLONG, June 18: The nonstop rainfall that was witnessed in the city and the state at large for the last couple of weeks has revealed much civic mess. Over flowing clogged public drains, roads and lanes flowing like rivers with rainwater, strewn garbage emanating foul stench and landfalls were part and parcel of this year’s monsoon that is intensifying every new day. Jail Road, Polo, Laban, Laitumkhrah, Malki are some of the areas in the city among others where rain played havoc over the last few weeks.

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Massive rallies, sporadic violence in Darjeeling hills, Dooars strike partial

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Darjeeling, June 18 (IANS): Massive protests in Darjeeling and sporadic incidents of violence in Kalimpong and Kurseong marked the GJM-called "black day" in the north Bengal hills on Sunday while its 12-hour strike in Dooars -- foothills covering parts of Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts -- received lukewarm response.
However, there were no reports of fresh clashes between the agitators and the security forces in Darjeeling.
Thousands of protestors took out rallies on the streets of Darjeeling amid tight security, including by army patrols, to mark the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's protest against alleged killing of its three activists in police firing and also pressing the demand of a separate state of Gorkhaland.

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Richard asks Khandu to recall his roots

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SHILLONG, June 18: Days after Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu called his counterpart Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma a mere minister who lacked leadership qualities and Congress a party with no liability, Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) president Richard M. Marak on Sunday called Khandu a leader whose greed comes over the welfare of the people who elected him and the INC party through which he won and became the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Rari village reels under darkness, UDP to raise issue with DC

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TURA, June 18: Despite the United Democratic Party (UDP) coming down heavily on Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) for not providing electricity for over one and half months to Rari village, nothing visible has been done so far and the village is still reeling under darkness.
 “This does not make sense. In this modern age how long does it take for a transformer to be transported to the village and set up? Can’t they understand the plight of school going children at a time when education in Garo Hills is near the bottom of the country? This reeks of ignorance and incompetence,” said Anand Marak, the joint secretary of UDP.

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