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Four ISI linkmen arrested from Darjeeling

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Siliguri (West Bengal), May 19 (IANS): Four suspected linkmen of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday, police said. One of the nabbed was a retired Indian defence employee.
All the arrests, including that of ex-defence employee Magan Bahadur Singh, were made from the Garidhura area under Kurseyong sub-division, said district police chief Kunal Agarwal here.

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Assamese film ‘Mayong’ goes global

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Guwahati, May 19: In what can be termed as a welcome news for the Assamese film industry, “Mayong: Myth/Reality”, directed by Utpal Borpujari and produced by Jayanta Goswami, will be archived by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland so that researchers and academicians associated with cultural ethnography studies can access the documentary.

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CMJ University to appeal against HC order to stop admissions

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Shillong, May 18 (IANS): CMJ University on Saturday decided to file a writ appeal after the Meghalaya High Court directed the controversial private varsity to stop admissions while throwing out its appeal to allow it to continue admissions.
"Our clients (CMJ University) will be filing a writ appeal before the division bench of the high court next week in the interest of the students of CMJ University," S.P. Sharma, the legal counsel of CMJ University said.

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Intellectuals, politicians, NGOs assert their views on ILP

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SHILLONG, May 18: It was a clear battle of wits amongst the intellectuals, politicians, and NGOs on the concept of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya and its repercussions. While the intellectuals and politicians stressed on need for a more ‘effective and stronger mechanism’, the NGOs on the other hand maintained their stance on ILP being the only solution to regulate and curb down influx.

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Wansuk Myrthong becomes first Meghalaya woman to scale Mt Everest

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Shillong, May 18: Wansuk Myrthong on Saturday morning became the first woman from Meghalaya to scale Mount Everest.
She, along with her other expedition members, reached the summit of Mount Everest (8,848 ft) at about at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning.
Myrthong is a woman Police Constable in Meghalaya Police, who has etched the name of woman from matrilineal Meghalaya on the ever formidable Mount Everest, and also became the second person from the state to conquer the highest Himalayan peak after Gary Jarman Lamare.

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Baghmara Govt College – Education in a quandary

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Baghmara, May 18: The only college of the entire South Garo Hills in Baghmara is in complete and utter shambles. The college which provides a centre for higher education for the people of the district in the humanities stream is not only without a Principal for the last two years, but is also without a boundary wall itself. The condition of the infrastructure has not only aggrieved the teachers, but the students have been crying foul over the condition as well.

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Shillong High Court orders CMJ University to stop all admissions

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SHILLONG, May 17: In another blow to the Chandra Mohan Jha (CMJ) University, Shillong High Court on Friday disposed of its writ petition stating that the order issued by the Governor RS Mooshahary, who is also the University’s Visitor, has no ‘legal infirmity’ even as it directed the University to stop all admissions until the controversy surrounding it is resolved.
As per the order issued by the Chief Justice T Meena Kumari, it stated, “This Court finds that the letter of the Secretary of the Governor as contained under April 30, 2013, has no legal infirmity and it need not be interfered with by this Court.”

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