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Air festival 2013 enthralls people of Shillong

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Shillong, Oct 05: The people of Shillong were enthralled at the Air festival organized by the Eastern Air Command, Upper Shillong, on Saturday. This was part of the 81st anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The chief guest on the occasion was Air Chief Marshal R K Sharma, AVSM, VM Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief EAC IAF and Chitralekha Sharma. The highlight of the show was fly past and air display by Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Skydiving by the Akashganga - India’s first sky diving team, Slithering operations by The Garud Commando Force , Fly past by Micro light aircraft , Aero modeling free flight by the air wing of National Cadet Corps(NCC)and Air Force Band Display.

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Upheaval in Meghalaya Assembly over rejection of Adjournment Motion on ILP

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• Opposition gheraoes Speaker, stages walk out •
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Shillong, Oct 04: For the first time in the history of Meghalaya, Opposition bench members gheraoed the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly- AT Mondal - not once but twice, banged his table before staging a walkout!
The incident was the fallout of Mondal refusing to allow the Adjournment Motion on ‘Inner Line Permit (ILP) and subsequent breakdown of Law and Order in state’ moved by the Opposition Meghalaya People’s Forum (MPF) to be taken up on Friday, the first day of the Autumn Session.

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ILP Stir: Tourism sector registers 70% drop

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: Even as opposition legislators were creating ruckus in the assembly over the need for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, stakeholders of the tourism sectors were ruing that the agitations  sponsored by the NGOs demanding implementation of the ILP has plunged the tourism industry into economic pitfall.

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Meghalaya need doctors not tablets

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: In a state where the health care scenario is dismal particularly in the remote areas of the state, the state government instead of distributing tablets to the rural poor who have to travel miles to reach the nearest CHCs and PHCs are distributing tablets under the state government’s ambitious IT scheme. Not only the reluctance of the doctors to work in the rural areas, the lack of basic health infrastructure and comforts are posing a bane as patients are dying in the state’s rural areas whereas there are no doctors to take care of them.

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Ahead of Lok Sabha, five states to vote November-December

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New Delhi, Oct 04 (IANS): The Congress and the BJP will be locked in the biggest popularity test ahead of Lok Sabha polls due next year when Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram vote in November-December.
Announcing the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said Friday that the results from the five states - three of them ruled by the Congress and two by the Bharatiya Janata Party - will be out December 8.
While Chhattisgarh will see voting Nov 11 and 19, the other four states will have a day's balloting: Madhya Pradesh (Nov 25), Rajasthan (Dec 1) and Delhi and Mizoram (Dec 4).

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Easier to get bail for militant than a student in Meghalaya: Saleng

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SHILLONG, Oct 04: Former Congress Minister and current Independent legislator, Saleng Sangma on Friday said the Government is encouraging students to take up guns as it is easier to get bail for a militant than a student.
Saleng, a former Congress legislator and a Minister in the previous Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance Government, said in the Assembly on Friday that militants who tried to kill him and bomb his residence were able to get bail, but not students.

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Cabinet clears Telangana formation

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New Delhi, Oct 03 (IANS): The cabinet Thursday formally cleared the formation of Telangana state by breaking up Andhra Pradesh, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced.
"The cabinet has decided to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to create the new state of Telangana," Shinde told reporters after a two-hour cabinet meet presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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