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Rahul Gandhi’s Assam visit faces barrage of protests

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GUWAHATI, Feb 25: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi faced a series of protest during his two-day visit to Assam.
Several organizations including All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Students Union (AAKRSU), Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation, Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad had called for 36 hours Assam bandh from Tuesday to protest against Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Assam.
Increasing the remonstrations, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) had called for a 12-hour Guwahati bandh to protest against the Congress vice president’s Assam tour.

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Students’ attention diverted due to MeECL shutdown

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SHILLONG, Feb 25: The ongoing shutdown by Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd. coupled with the prolonged wintry condition has taken its toll on the student communities who are appearing for various board and university examinations. The shutdown, which is preventing students to prepare during night time and in the wee hours best suited for revising subjects, could not have been effected by the MeECL at any other time than bothering these students just on the eve of examination. It has come to notice that students and their parents are not only making alternative arrangements but also rearranging the preparation time in conjunction with the shutdown.

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Incidents during ADCs polling in Khasi – Jaintia Hills

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: Five voters were Monday prevented from voting by a Sordar at Thangbna polling station under Nongkrem Constituency just because they were arrested earlier in connection with a murder case, DIG Eastern Range A Sunn told reporters here.
However, the deprived voters rang up the Superintendent of Police (SP) and informed about the matter, who immediately sent police personnel to the polling station.

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GNLA hits out at detractors, gives onus to Governor for talks offer

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Tura, Feb 24: The GNLA Monday hit out at its detractors who had questioned its motive to come over ground and join the peace process. In a press statement, the Political Affairs Secretary of GNLA, Bikdot N Marak, reiterated that the GNLA wanted peace not because it was afraid of further military action against it but because of the sentiments of the people of the region.
Mentionably, the GNLA in a recent press statement had come forward for talks with the condition that its Chairman, Champion R Sangma, be released to initiate the peace talks.

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ADC Poll: Over 70% voting in Khasi Hills, 50% in Jaintia Hills

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: Of the total of eight lakh voters, about 70 percent in Khasi Hills and 50 percent in Jaintia Hills Monday cast their votes for the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) to decide the fate of 212 candidates from six different political parties and independents contesting for the fifty-eight seats.
“About 70.8 per cent in the Khasi Hills and 58 per cent in Jaintia Hills voters casted their votes,” Commissioner & Secretary in-charge of the District Council Affairs (DCA) department Jopthiaw Lyngdoh told reporters here.

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Miscreants destroy EVM in Umladang, polling halted

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: Unidentified mob barged and destroyed the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in one of the polling stations under the Nartiang Constituency in West Jaintia Hills district forcing the authority to stop the polling.
Polling in the Umladang polling station is likely to be held on Wednesday.
The incident took place at around 11.30 am when unidentified miscreants entered the Umladang polling station and destroyed the EVM machine forcing the authority to stop the voting process.

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Only 8 voters among 355 participate at Shyrkon

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NONGSTOIN, Feb 24: Nongstoin Constituency holds a record of only 8 voters exercising their franchise in the MDC Election at Shyrkon Polling Station in Maweit area.
This is evident that the people of the area especially from Shyrkon PS are unwilling to exercise their right to vote for their representatives in the MDC election as they have been neglected by the former legislators in the past 42 years.

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