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Meghalaya Governor appeals to uphold India’s secularism

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul on Tuesday stressed that it is of utmost importance that India’s secular credential is upheld and people exhibit religious tolerance and respect for different faiths and communities.
The Governor said that nobody should be discriminated on the grounds of their religion and there must be tolerance towards people practicing different faiths. He made the statement while delivering his speech as the Chief Guest at the Asom Kristi Kendra during the “Get-Together of Harmony” programme organized by the Central Puja Committee (CPC) ahead of the Durga Puja celebrations which would begin from October 10.

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Govt appointed Karate coach trains only 30 in 7 years

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SHILLONG, Oct 08: Though the state government appointed a karate coach for Tura in West Garo Hills  way back in 2006, but till he has trained only 30 students!
This was informed by state Sports Minister Zenith Sangma on Tuesday, who opined that the educational institutions in West Garo hills district have shown no interest to utilize the services of the karate coach appointed.

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Burnt BSNL warehouse stored mobile network upgrade equipments for Meghalaya

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Shillong, Oct 07: The costly equipments in the BSNL warehouse, that were burned by miscreants on Sunday night, were meant for Meghalaya for upgrade of mobile network, but fortunately those for Tripura and Mizoram have not arrived and were saved from the brunt of the attack.
On Sunday night at about 11.45 pm at the outskirts of the city, at Mawlai, the BSNL warehouse was razed to the ground by miscreants. The police have arrested one Alanlas Kyllait (24) for his involvement in the arson.

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Aizawl Thunders to lead NERM ride to Myanmar

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Aizawl, Oct 07: The Aizawl Thunders, India’s first and oldest Bullet Club, is scheduled to hold a once in a lifetime experience ride across to Myanmar. As hosts of the 5th edition of the North East Riders’ Meet (NERM) the Thunders plan to lead a ride from Zotlang in Champhai, India’s border district with Myanmar to Tahan in the hermit country in an event from October 21 to 26. More than 300 bikers are expected to turn up for the event.

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Independent legislator questions Hindi songs in cultural events of Meghalaya

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Shillong, Oct 07: Debutant Independent legislator from Garo Hills, John Leslee K Sangma, on Monday expressed reservation against Hindi songs being performed in culture events in Meghalaya arguing that such songs dilute the cultural value of the ethnic tribes.
Sangma was elected for the first time from South Tura constituency as an Independent candidate. In the Assembly on Monday, during the Question Hour, he asked why Hindi songs were being performed in cultural programmes in Garo Hills.

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Dorbar ostracizes villagers for not adhering to dictate, police unmoved

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Shillong, Oct 07: In a clear violation of human rights, a traditional village dorbar in Ri Bhoi district has ostracized a woman, her family and few villagers who had strongly objected to the move of the village leaders to allegedly take away the agricultural land belonging to the family and convert it into a village forest.
The victim filed an FIR with the police, but strangely action has not been taken against the village leaders.

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Last monsoon rain to hit state before retreating

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SHILLONG, Oct 07: With the monsoon setting to retreat from Meghalaya and the region at large starting from this week but not until the state experiences a heavy shower at few places in the next 24 hours. According to a weatherman from the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Guwahati, this is going to be the season’s last rainfall before it recedes as October 15 has been set as the cut-off date for an all India monsoon retreat.

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