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UGC issues advisory to students

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SHILLONG, June 12: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued advisory to students against seeking admission in private universities in the different states of the country citing that it has found that most of these universities have violated the UGC (Establishment and Maintenance of Standards in Private University) Regulation 2003.
At the same time, the UGC has stated that these universities have violated the Supreme Court order by setting up off campus and franchise without permission.

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ANVC(B) hints at ANVC – Police nexus behind Rimpu’s missing case

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Shillong, May 12: ANVC(B) on Wednesday allegedly that police in collusion with ANVC is involved in the episode of their Chairman going missing, whose whereabouts are still unknown.
In a press communiqué, General Secretary, ANVC(B), Jakrik Wareng .A. Sangma claimed that the vehicles (ML 08C 3602 and ML 08C 4247) that were allegedly used in the operation against their Chairman, Rimpu N Marak, belonged to ANVC.

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ANEIGLPA demands cancellation of Mukul’s Caste certificate

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Shillong, June 12: The contention over Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s surname seemed to have gathered more ground with more organizations raising questions on his ‘Sangma’ title. After Tennydard Marak of Williamnagar, now the All North East Indigenous Garo Law Promoter’s Association (ANEIGLPA) have demanded the cancellation of Dr Sangma’s Schedule Tribe (ST) certificate alleging that it was fraudulently obtained.

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Advani withdraws resignation; Modi hails decision

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New Delhi, June 11 (IANS): A day after he quit key leadership posts and hit out at his colleagues, veteran L.K. Advani Tuesday made a dramatic u-turn after the RSS intervened to end the BJP's worst ever crisis that could have harmed its political prospects ahead of the 2014 polls.

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Paving a way for the under-privileged children

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SHILLONG, June 12: For Manoj (18), Rabina (14), Chintu (8) and many others, World Day Against Child Labour holds no significance. They have to rag-pick or duel their services at various homes to support oneself for a two-time meal.
They want to study in schools but cannot afford to visit their classes as they do not want to lose their means of sustainability.
Some hit the streets to rag-pick, beg and even flesh trade because of the unwanted situations, while some are forced by their parents so that they can bring some money to support their family.

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Villagers, NGOs set 2 weeks deadline to stop NST land acquisition

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SHILLONG, June 11: The additional land acquisition for the ‘New Shillong Township (NST)’ Project seems to be wedged in rough waters with traditional chiefs of more than 20 villages including NGOs opposing the government’s move on Tuesday. They have also issued a two-week deadline to the state government for stopping the land acquisition.
Hundreds of villagers including traditional chiefs from more than 20 villages besides leaders of pressure groups – KSU, FKJGP, CSWO, HNYF, on Tuesday asked the state government to give a written assurance to stop land acquisition of community lands in the villages of Raid Tynring and Mawpdang under Hima Khyriem Syiemship in East Khasi hills district for the proposed development of New Shillong Township (NST).

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ATSUM warns to impose indefinite economic blockade

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IMPHAL, June 11: The All Tribal Students Union, Manipur (ATSUM) has threatened to intensify its ongoing agitation by imposing indefinite economic blockade in all the national highways leading to Manipur any day from now.
 "Under the code name ROTO (Reckoning of the Others), ATSUM's agitation has completed 9 days today but the state government is still ignoring to address our demands," said ATSUM leaders while adding, "Since the government seems to understand only the language of bandh and blockade, ATSUM is all prepared to resort to such radical forms of agitation including indefinite economic blockade any day."

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