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BJP committed to protect the North East: Kohli

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SHILLONG, Feb 12: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed towards protecting the interests of the diverse tribes residing in the North East region of India, according to BJP national spokesman Nalin Kohli
“Whatever needs to be done to protect the identity of these tribes and other communities that lives in the North East, this has always been raised by the BJP. As rightly pointed out that it is the agenda of the government, so we are working with a positive agenda,” Kohli had said here on Monday.

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BJP promises to win in 4 North East states

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SHILLONG, Feb 12: Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ), Rajiv Pratap Rudy has assured that the saffron party wil come to power in four North East states.
The senior BJP leader also said that the party has formed governments in 19 states on its own and also with its coalition partners and it is going to add four more with Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Karnataka.

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Meghalaya can only boast of good National Highway: Ruddy

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SHILLONG, Feb 11: Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), Rajiv Pratap Ruddy has said that Meghalaya has nothing to be proud about except for a good National Highway which has been built by the Centre.
“Meghalaya has nothing to be proud of except its good National Highway that too built by the Centre,” said the former Minister in Narendra Modi’s Government.

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Is Meghalaya seeking a change of guard

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SHILLONG, Feb 11: With electioneering gaining momentum each new day, several responses are emerging from the common man when asked what they expect from the ensuing Assembly elections. The mood of the electorate indicates that the Congress party in the state may face an uphill task in retaining the mandate of the people.
According to a survey carried out by Meghalaya Times in various parts of the city, it has come to light that people are vying for a change but is skeptical at the same whether it is going to be that easy to dethrone Congress from the state.

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Woman constructs toilet in Bihar by begging

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PATNA, Feb 12 (IANS): Setting a rare example that has drawn applause, a poverty-stricken woman in Bihar collected money through begging for constructing a toilet at her house, an official said on Monday.
Amina Khatoon, a resident of Pathra Uttar village under Pipra block of Supaul district in flood-prone Koshi region, begged in the neighbouring villages to collect the money for constructing a toilet, the official said.

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Mondal files case over ‘defamatory’ online posts

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TURA, Feb 11: Meghalaya Speaker and Congress candidate from Phulbari constituency, Abu Taher Mondal has filed a complaint with the Phulbari police in West Garo Hills (WGH) district against social media users who have been taking potshots at him in the run up to the Assembly polls to be held on February 27.
Mondal is in a pitched battle for the seat against the BJP’s Binoy Ghosh, SG Esmatur Mominin of the NPP and independent candidate, Mark Goera Marak.

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Centre funding states irrespective of whoever is ruling: Jaitley

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AGARTALA, Feb 11 (IANS): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government is providing funds to the states irrespective which party is ruling them, based on Finance Commission’s proposals and stipulated rules and not individual wishes.
Seeking to refute charges of many states including Left-ruled Tripura that the Centre is not providing due funds to the states and curtailing financial support to many central sponsored schemes, he said that the present government provides funds irrespective of all political situations in the state.

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