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A year after murder, relatives slam police for inactivity

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Tura, May 17: Relatives of a murder victim, who was killed about a year ago have alleged police inaction while pointing out that the five men who were allegedly a part of the murder conspiracy were never even arrested in the case.
The murder of the young boy, who had just passed his Class X exams a day before he was hung from a tree with his hands and feet tied, had rocked the entire plain belt due to the gruesome nature of the crime itself, with the family members pointing to six men who they believe were involved in the murder.

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New political party floated in Nagaland

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DIMAPUR, May 17 (IANS): A new political party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was launched in Nagaland on Wednesday and it will the contest the 2018 assembly elections.
The formation of the new party is significant following internal strife within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The members of the new political outfit, headed by former Congress Lok Sabha member Chingwang Konyak, comprise of veteran politicians, retired bureaucrats and technocrats.

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Anshu Jamsenpa to try double ascent to Mt. Everest

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Itanagar, May 17 (IANS): The first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest four times, Anshu Jamsenpa, will attempt a double ascent to climb the world's highest peak for a fifth time, her husband Tsering Wange said on Wednesday.
The Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer on Tuesday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to conquer the 8,848 feet Mount Everest for a fourth time.

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Roads closed as bridges washed away in SWGH

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Two subway bridges, one at Gopinathkilla and the other at  Bakdagre near Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) were completely washed away on Sunday morning following incessant rains throughout the night.
As a result, the Garobadha-Dalu (NH 51) road and Purakhasia-Mahendraganj road were closed for  vehicular traffic till the completion of restoration work as informed by AEE, PWD (Roads), Mahendraganj Sub-Division.
The closure was necessitated in the interest of the general public to speed up the restoration process for conveyance of travelers and rescue and delivery of relief materials to the affected families.


 

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Mizoram sounds bird flu alert

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AIZAWL, MAY 17: The Mizoram government has sounded a bird flu alert following detection of the disease in China.
Official sources said here on Wednesday that the Central government has asked all Indian states to be alerted due to the outbreak of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in China following which the Mizoram government has imposed a ban on import of poultry products and pigs through the inter-state and international boundaries and asked all district commissioners to notify the public of the same.

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Raids on Chidambaram, Lalu houses; Opposition cries vendetta

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NEW DELHI/CHENNAI/PATNA, May 16 (IANS): The premises of two top opposition leaders, P. Chidambaram and Lalu Prasad, were on Tuesday raided by CBI and I-T officials with Karti Chidambaram accused of getting pay-offs for helping a media company get FIPB clearance, while the former Bihar Chief Minister was accused of “benami” land deals — actions the opposition denounced as vendetta by the BJP-led central government.
The day began with raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation in New Delhi, Chennai, Gurugram and Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu, while the Income Tax raided 22 locations in Delhi and Gurugram on a number of premises said to be owned by Lalu and kin.

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JBCC demands ouster of power minister from the cabinet

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SHILLONG, May 16: Accusing power minister Sniawbhalang Dhar for his alleged anti-party activities by setting up a candidate against deputy chief minister RC Laloo in 2018, the Jowai Block Congress Committee (JBCC) has demanded Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief also the chief advisor to the state government to drop him from the cabinet.
“Party proceeding should be drawn against him (Dhar) as it is a fit case for the party to take strong and necessary action by dropping this minister immediately from the Cabinet, “said JBCC president Andrew A Shullai in a letter to the MPCC chief Dr. DD Lapang.

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