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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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Meghalaya Govt terms HLCI recommendations “very vague”

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Shillong, Oct 03: The Meghalaya Government on Thursday rubbished the recommendations of High Level Committee on Influx (HLCI), headed by the then Deputy Chief Minister Bindo M. Lanong last year, as “very vague”. 
A press statement from Meghalaya’s Political Department said, “The recommendation of the High Level Committee on Influx under the chairmanship of Bindo M. Lanong is very vague and does not contain any material for appraisal and discussion by the Government.”

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Meghalaya Govt invites suggestions on proposed Tenancy Bill

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Shillong, Oct 03: Meghalaya Government has invited ‘considered views and comments’ from all interested parties and stakeholders on the proposed Meghalaya Regulation of Landlord and Verification of Tenants Bill, 2013, before October 31.
The announcement was made by the government on Thursday here through a press statement.

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Tura runs for peace

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Shillong, Oct 03: The beautiful hill town of Tura in West Garo Hills on Tuesday demonstrated its unity as young and old from all walks of life participated in SBI Marathon Run for Peace.
The much awaited Marathon Run for Peace, organized by State Bank of India (SBI) was part of its celebration for Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. The peace run was flagged off from Chandmari playground by Home Minister Roshan Warjri in the presence of  host of Parliamentary Secretaries including Winnerson Sangma, Noverfield Marak, Cherak Sangma, Briggady Marak, Mahendraganj MLA Dikkanchi D Shira, General Manager SBI Faruk Sahab, AGM SBI Nixon Joseph to name a few.

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Meghalaya hikes export rates for minor minerals, timber

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Thursday approved hike in export fees of limestone, boulders and other minor minerals and other forest produce aimed at raising revenue collected from them from Rs 6 crore to about Rs 15 crore per year.
“The cabinet has approved the proposal to raise export fees of minor minerals and forest produce of the state,” Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong told reporters after the cabinet meeting here.

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‘Old is gold’ is the mantra for Puja shoppers this festive season

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: When it comes to shopping during Durga Puja it is not just about what women love to wear as men too have equal rights. The trend is mostly seen that shopping is quintessentially linked with the female lots as men for that matter of fact have nothing to choose in comparison with the varieties that women enjoys. But that may be a thing of the past now that various clothing outlets in the commercial hub of the city - Police Bazar - are displaying some of the trendiest menswear.

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Rahul wins, government axes controversial ordinance, bill

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New Delhi, Oct 02 (IANS): Forced into a corner after a public censure by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the cabinet, presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Wednesday evening withdrew the controversial ordinance and the bill that sought to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification.
A day after the prime minister indicated that the ordinance could be taken back, the cabinet met for just 20 minutes at his official residence to take the decision, brushing aside the disapproval of some Congress allies.

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