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Congress pulling all stops to retain DD Lapang

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: While members of the ruling MDA coalition is aghast with the resignation of veteran leader Dr DD Lapang, the Opposition Congress is on a damage control mode with the AICC leaders at the Centre trying to reconcile with him and stop him from leaving the party.
The former Chief Minister who had served the Congress for over four decade had submitted his resignation on Thursday stating that the AICC policy of phasing out the elderly as one of the main reason.

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Communal flare-up in Assam, civilians injured

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Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS): At least six people were injured in a communal flare-up in Assam's Tinsukia district, forcing police to use lathis and fire tear gas on Friday to bring the situation under control.
The group clash took place at Borhapjan after a Hindu group's call for a 'bandh' was opposed by another group.

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ASHA workers rally at Tura Call off strike after assurances

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TURA, Sep 14: Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) took out a rally through the town of Tura on Friday over their demands for better compensation, pensions as well as release of pending dues owed to them by the state government.
The town of Tura saw an entire stream of ASHA workers rallying through the town before ending at the office of the deputy commissioner, WGH, Ram Singh, where they submitted a list of their demands.

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32 recipients presented Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy gave away the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017 to 32 recipients of the award during a function held at the U Soso Tham auditorium on Friday. The award ceremony held alongside the Festival of Music, Dance and Drama was organised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi in collaboration with the Directorate of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya. Altogether 32 awardees were felicitated in recognition of their prowess in the field of music, dance and drama.

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MDA seeks early completion of road projects

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SHILLONG, Sep 14: Seeking to remove all bottlenecks and problems which are hindering the early completion of road projects in the state, the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government convened a meeting with officials from the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) here on Friday.
After the meeting, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma informed that this was the second review being held in the last six months to review the road projects including national highways in the state.

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Rahul appoints 9 new AICC secretaries

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New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed nine new AICC secretaries.
In a statement, party General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said: "Zenith Sangma has been appointed as secretary for Arunachal Pradesh, Amapareen Lyngdoh for Mizoram, Charles Pyngrope for Manipur, Victor Keishing for Meghalaya, Pradyut Bordoloi for Nagaland, Pradyot Deb Barman for Sikkim, Bhupen Kumar Borah for Tripura, Sudhir Sharma for Jammu and Kashmir and Sirivella Prasad for Tamil Nadu."

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DD Lapang resigns from Congress party

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SHILLONG, Sep 13: Accusing the Congress party of having taken up a policy wherein it will phase out senior leaders, the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, DD Lapang has decided to part ways with the Grand Old party.
In his resignation letter submitted to the Congress national chief Rahul Gandhi, Lapang said, “Therefore, reluctantly and with a heavy heart, I would like to discontinue my dedication towards the Congress party and I tender my resignation with immediate effect.”

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