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Anti-bandh crusade receives over-whelming response

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Shillong, Oct 21: Music, songs, dances and speeches were the ingredients chosen to speak-out against the frequent bandh as speakers aired their displeasure over the “bandh-culture” during the public meeting “Enough” organized by the Informed Conscious And Responsible Existence (ICARE) to protest against the 36 - hour bandh called by the proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Monday here.

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HNLC commemorates 25th death anniversary of Wickliffe Syiem

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SHILLONG, Oct 21: Expressing its deepest condolence, the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Monday commemorated the 25th death anniversary of Paiem Wickliffe Syiem, Prince of Hima Nongstoin.
Paiem Wickliffe Syiem was the Prince of Hima Nongstoin and his kingship ended in the year 1948, a year after India got its independence and when his Uncle Sib Sing Syiem was arrested by the Indian Government.

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LS Poll: NE’s 10 Regional Political parties form new front

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Guwahati, Oct 20: Ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha (LS) polls, 10 Regional Political parties of North East (NE) India have formed a new political front in Guwahati on Sunday.
During a meeting held at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashoka in the capital city of Assam, organized by Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the regional parties of the region including Nagaland People’s Front (NPF), UDP and HSDP of Meghalaya, MPP, MSCP and MDPF of Manipur, PPA of Arunachal Pradesh, IPFT of Tripura and MNF of Mizoram have formed the North East Regional Political Front (NERPF).

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NGOs Open letter to Prez: Bangladeshi immigrant in Meghalaya via Assam

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Shillong, Oct 20: The 10 NGOs seeking implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya have written an open letter to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee, justifying their demand. In the letter, they have explained in detail their apprehensions and reasons for the demand and cited certain examples, besides asking him to tour the state to witness himself the reasons thereof. Strangely though, they have rectified and limited their ‘influx and illegal migrant’ definition only to illegal migration from Bangladesh via Assam.

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Inflation to deflation – courtesy bandh call

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SHILLONG, Oct 21: There are various measures being employed by the government to control inflation like deflationary fiscal policy which involves an increase in taxes and lowering of government spending; deflationary monetary policy – rising of interest rates and reducing money supply; controlling cost push inflation – policies which aim at improving the efficient supply of goods and services, like privatization and exchange rate policies to control imported inflation – increasing the value of currency to reduce imported inflation. But all these economic tools is not what is helping to control inflation here in Shillong city as it has taken a drastic fall over the last weekend due to the ongoing ILP conundrum and agitation associated with it.

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Umiam Lake – Appearances can be deceiving

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The Umiam or Barapani Lake seems to be filled to the brim suggesting that the huge loss of forest land has not really made a difference to the rains or the water content. However, experts are of the opinion that the amount of silt now deposited in the lake is almost one third of the lake itself; so what everyone’s looking at is a glass that is only two third filled. Appearances can be really deceiving.


 

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Assam’s Rabha-Hasong belt erupts in anger, 8 vehicles damaged

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Guwahati, Oct 20: Assam’s Rabha-Hasong belt has erupted in anger as government has taken a unilateral decision to hold Rabha-Hasong Council polls and panchayat election next month. To vent anger against government decision, several protests were held through the day in rural Kamrup and Goalpara district.

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