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ILP non-implementation: Sit-in protests held across Manipur

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IMPHAL, June 11 (PTI): Hundreds of students Tuesday launched sit-in protests against the non-implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur.
Reports from valley districts stated students organised a sit-in demonstration at Paradise English School in Thoubal district, Ananda Singh Academy and Sacred Heart Schools in Imphal East district and at Lalambung Takhellambam area in Imphal West district.

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Miffed over Modi, Advani quits all posts in BJP

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New Delhi, June 10 (IANS): A day after the BJP appointed Narendra Modi to lead it in the next Lok Sabha election, the veteran L.K. Advani Monday quit all major party posts after accusing most of its leaders of pursuing "personal agendas".
After failing to persuade the BJP not to elevate the ambitious Gujarat chief minister, Advani, who helped the party to grow from an also-ran into a powerful entity in the 1980s, hit back by resigning from the national executive, the parliamentary board and the election committee.

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Fear of floods drives people to the edge

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Tura, June 10: The people of Bhaitbari are bracing themselves for another year of floods. The embankment they had been promised is yet to materialize and by the looks of things, it may still take quite a while to come up. People are agitated to say the least having been through floods twice last year and with the increase in the river level and the loss of the banks, it is just a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of the area have said that they would look to agitate if the situation is not rectified soon.

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KSU suspends two-day office picketing

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SHILLONG, June 10: The Khasi Students Union (KSU), South West Khasi Hills district unit on Monday have decided to suspend their two-day office picketing after the state PWD Minister assured that their demands would be met.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting with the PWD Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar, KSU General Secretary, RK Jahrin said that the minister has assured to take up the matter with Chief Minister soon and repairing of the road from Ranikor to Maheshkola will be dealt with.

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ANVC(B) demands probe to locate its ‘missing’ Chairman

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Shillong, June 10: The ANVC(B) has demanded the Meghalaya government to inquire into the whereabouts of its missing Chairman, Rimpu N Marak, even as it indicated that police was behind his mysterious disappearance.
General Secretary of ANVC(B), Jakrik Wareng A Sangma also cautioned that if their Chairman is not located then the cadres might be forced to return back to jungle disregarding the tripartite agreement signed between the outfit, state and central government to usher in peace in the Garo hills region, since “only Chairman can control our cadres.”

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Phulbari bloodbath has its first victim

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Tura, June 10: The bloodbath of Phulbari which left a total of 25 people in hospital had its first casualty on Sunday. With the death of the woman, who was aged about 65 years, things took a different turn. Police who had earlier been hesitant in making any arrests and who have taken a very lax attitude in the case are now being hauled up for trying to take the easy way out. From the information that was received at the time, 8 people had been in very serious state and it was just a matter of time before someone succumbed.

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E-Governance to serve people in transparent, accountable manner: Mukul

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Child Tracking Portal launched

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SHILLONG, June 10: Meghalaya is one of the first few states in the country to initiate e-Governance and the intent is to draw satisfaction by serving the people effectively in a transparent and accountable manner. This was informed by Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma during the inauguration of the Sensitization Programme cum Workshop on e-Governance for Garo Hills Districts on Monday at DRDA Conference Hall.

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