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Odisha to check Andhra fish for formalin

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Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS): The Odisha government on Thursday issued directions to examine the quality of fish being imported from Andhra Pradesh in order to detect the presence of formalin -- a cancer-causing chemical -- content in them.
The move came after the Assam government banned the sale of fish imported from Andhra Pradesh.

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185 kg Black Marlin fish caught in the Bay of Bengal

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Kolkata, July 12 (IANS): In a rare occurrence, a 185 kg Black Marlin fish, usually found in the Pacific ocean, was caught near the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
A fisheries expert on Thursday traced the cause to the migration of fish to various places in search of food due to global warming.

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Confidence running high in NPP for upcoming by elections

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SHILLONG, July 11: The ruling National People’s Party (NPP) is brimming with confidence in the run up to the upcoming by elections to be held for the Ranikor and South Tura assembly seats.
“We are always confident of getting the seat back in South Tura and we will win the Ranikor seat too,” NPP leader and deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said here on Wednesday.

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BJP to support NPP in Ranikor, unsure about South Tura

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SHILLONG, July 11: While the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended its support to the National People’s Party (NPP) candidate for the Ranikor by polls, Martin M Danggo, it has reserved its decision when it comes to the South Tura by poll where Conrad Sangma is the NPP candidate.

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Kharpuri emerges as surprise contender for post of CEM

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SHILLONG, July 11: The election to the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will see the National People’s Party (NPP) MDC from Nongkrem, Hispreaching Son Shylla pitted against People’s Democratic Front (PDF) MDC from Nongshken, Grace Mary Kharpuri.
Kharpuri had suddenly decided to pull out of the newly formed Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA), which was instrumental in toppling the Pynshngain N Syiem-led People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) executive committee on Tuesday.

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Nine people killed in Tamenglong landslides

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TAMENGLONG, JULY 11: Nine persons including five members of a family were killed numerous landslides which occurred in Tamenglong district headquarters in the wee hours of Wednesday. Two bodies are yet to be recovered till the filing of this report.
Landslides have occurred between 2 am to 3 am in about 15 places in Tamenglong district headquarters which is located 158 km west of the State capital Imphal. Nine lives were claimed as their semi-pucca houses were swept away by the landslides. The property worth lost in the calamity is yet to be estimated.

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Hek seeks solution to problems of seat allotment

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SHILLONG, July 11: Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek has shot off a letter to the Assam Health Minister requesting him to sort out the problem relating to the allotment of seat for MBBS courses in medical colleges of Assam in accordance with the quota.

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