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World Cup: Belgium beat England 2-0 to finish third

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ST PETERSBURG, July 14 (IANS): A slick Belgium produced a spirited performance befitting their pre-tournament reputation to get past England 2-0 and finish third in the FIFA World Cup here on Saturday.
Goals from Thomas Meunier (fourth minute) and Eden Hazard (82nd) helped Roberto Martinez’s “golden generation” of footballers to their best-ever finish in the competition after losing the third-place playoff in the 1986 World Cup.

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Shylla elected CEM unopposed

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SHILLONG, July 13: Nongshken MDC, Grace Mary Kharpuri’s conspicuous absence during the election for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) resulted in her opponent in Nongkrem MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla being elected unopposed to lead the Council.
The election was necessitated after the former CEM, Pynshngain N Syiem tendered his resignation letter from the post before the start of the emergent session held earlier on Tuesday after 17 members withdrew their support to Executive Council (EC) led by the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA).

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Shylla accuses Syiem of having made Rs 5 crores through ‘commission’

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SHILLONG, July 13: Newly elected Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Hispreaching Son Shylla has accused his predecessor of having made as much as Rs. 5 crores by demanding a 20% commission from contractors.
“Some of the contractors have told us that they have to give the former CEM (Syiem) 20 percent commission, which means that up to Rs 5 crore he is getting out of the Rs 28 crore,” Shylla said while addressing in the House after being elected to the CEM post here on Friday.

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BSF facing increased attacks from smugglers

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SHILLONG, July 13: The Director General of the Border Security Force K K Sharma has said that attacks on the BSF troops have increased and smugglers have become bolder as the Border Security Force (BSF) are using non-lethal weapons to guard the Indo-Bangla border following directions from the Centre to reduce the killing of Bangladeshi nationals on the border.

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No Confidence Motion forced me to resign: Nongsiej

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SHILLONG, July 13: Providing come clarity on the reason for his sudden resignation from the post of Chairman of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), LG Nongsiej has said that a No Confidence Motion (NCM) moved against him had forced him to make this sudden decision.
Nongsiej said that the NCM was moved by the NPP member from Sohrynkham Pyniaid Sing Syiem after the emergent session convened on Tuesday for trial of strength in the House.

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PDF takes KHADC, State Govt to Court

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SHILLONG, July 13: Arguing that the recent conduct of elections for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) is not in accordance with the existing rules, the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) has filed a petition against the Council and the State Government on Friday.
The petition was filed by PDF parliamentary party leader James Ban Basaiawmoit before the Meghalaya High Court, which in an order passed here on Friday, has asked the state government, the KHADC and its pro-tem chairperson to file reply affidavit within a week’s time.

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Cancer-causing formalin found in Odisha fish sample

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Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS): Cancer-causing chemical formalin was found in fish stocks available in the markets here, an official said on Friday.
Traces of cancer-causing formalin were found in Pomfret fish samples, collected from the Unit-IV fish market in Bhubaneswar, said Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department Secretary Vishal Gagan.

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