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Film on Khasi Labour Corps to make anticipated debut

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SHILLONG, Nov 30: The first even film on the famed Khasi Labour Corps, aptly entitled ‘Because We Did Not Choose’ is set to be screened in Shillong on December 8 and Jowai on December 16.
The 92 minute film – which was named after a poetry written by a member of the Corps is directed by renowned documentary film-maker Wanphrang K Diengdoh and produced by the Red Dur Production.

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Mizoram key to Act East Policy: President

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AIZAWL, Nov 29 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said Mizoram was a key to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy and the state will link other northeastern states to our neighbours in Southeast Asia and the rest of India.
“Mizoram is a key to India’s Act East Policy. The state will link our northeastern states to our neighbours in Southeast Asia as well as to other parts of India. That is why the government of India is focusing on infrastructure and connectivity projects in the region,” he said after inaugurating a housing complex here for the economically weaker sections under the Basic Services for Urban Poor Schemes.

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Last session of 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly to be held

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SHILLONG, Nov 29: The 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will convene for the last time from December 8th next over 3 days before the state goes to polls early next year.
The Business Advisory Committee of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly has decided that the winter session of the Assembly will be held on December 8, 13 and 14, Assembly’s Commissioner & Secretary Andrew Simons said in a statement issued here on Wednesday.

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Drug addicts assault teacher in Tura

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Tura, Nov 29: A teacher of Christians’ Boys Schooo in Tura was allegedly beaten up by a group of drug addicts while he was on his way to his home. The intensity of the beatings was so bad that the teacher landed up in hospital.
An FIR was filed on the matter in the Tura Police Station after the incident which occurred on Monday last became widely known. The victim who has been identified as Chanchal Das is a science teacher at the Christian Boys School and was attacked at around 4:30 pm.

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Rophul withdraws support to MUA II government

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TURA, Nov 29: Though it may not make much of a difference to the continuation of the MUA – II government led by Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, independent candidate from Rongara – Siju, Rophul S Marak has withdrawn support to the present government.
Incidentally, the last session of the current house is set for December 8 and will only be for a day. 

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KSU serves govt ultimatum for upgrade of Mawryngkneng C&RD Block

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SHILLONG, Nov 29: Reiterating its demand for the upgrade of the Mawryngkneng Community and Rural Development (C&RD) Block into a full – fledged civil sub – division, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) Mawryngkneng Circle has served the state government an ultimatum, demanding a decision on the issue before the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly convenes on December 8 next.

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Govt to face No Confidence Motion in next session of Assembly

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SHILLONG, Nov 29: Living up to its reputation of wobbly politics and with months left before the assembly elections, the Winter session of the State Assembly is all set for an uproar with the opposition likely to move a non-confidence motion against the Congress led government in the state.

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