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Bhutan won't allow anti-India activities on its territory

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New Delhi, June 17 (IANS): Bhutan has assured an Indian delegation led by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Director General Archana Ramasundaram that it will not allow anti-India activities on its territory.
Bhutan's commitment came during a meeting between Ramasundaram and the Bhutanese Home Minister in Thimpu, an SSB statement said here.

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Aadhaar becomes mandatory for all bank accounts

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NEW DELHI, June 16 (IANS): The government has made it mandatory to give Aadhaar number while opening a new account and also to link the existing accounts with the Aadhaar numbers of their holders. This will surely prove to be a problem in Meghalaya where many are vehemently opposed to the implementation of Aadhar number as not disclosing it by December 31 will lead to suspension of the account till it is done.

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NCP distances itself from Congress, to contest all 60 seats in 2018 state elections

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SHILLONG, June 16: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has expressed its intention to contest in all the 60 assembly constituencies of Meghalaya in the 2018 state polls even as it added that it will not enter into any pre – poll alliances before these polls.
“We will be putting candidates in all 60 constituencies. There will be not less than 40 seats as in the last elections we fought in only 29,” NCP national secretary cum spokesperson Narendra Verma said here on Friday.

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In a democracy, Centre cannot decide what people eat: NCP

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SHILLONG, June 16: Slamming the new cattle slaughter rules which were recently notifed by the BJP led Central Government, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has pointed out that in a democratic system as is followed in India, the Centre cannot decide and impose what people eat.

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Police catch KSU activists red handed in arson attempt

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SHILLONG, June 16: The Special Operations Team (SOT) of Meghalaya police on Thursday apprehended Khasi Student Union (KSU) activists who were attempting arson at an unknown location.
These five KSU activists were intercepted by a SOT patrol at Golf Links here in the city on Thursday and had tried to flee.

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NGO to stage sit in protest against railways in Ri Bhoi

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SHILLONG, June 16: The emergent meeting of three NGOs was where the Federation of Khasi-Jaintia & Garo People (FKJGP), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) and Ri Bhoi Youth Federation (RBYF) have decided to stage a sit in protest in demand for an immediate stop to the railway project in Ri Bhoi District.
During this emergent meeting that was held here on Friday, the three NGOs have also unanimously condemned the Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma’s proposal that the proposed Shillong railway project should go up-to Sohra, at a time when the state is witnessing turmoil over the issue.

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NEHUTA stages demonstration, calls for VC’s resignation

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SHILLONG, June 16: The North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) in continuation to ongoing protest and exposure of alleged misrepresentation of facts and tampering with minutes of Academic Council and Executive Council organized a demonstration before the office of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. S.K. Srivastava even as it has called for the immediate resignation of the latter on Friday.

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