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3 candidates succumb to scrutiny 440 left in fray for Assembly seats

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TURA, Feb 08: The application of three candidates from the Garo Hills region got rejected on Thursday due to various reasons after the end of scrutiny.
The candidates whose applications were rejected have been identified as Arelitha K Sangma, who was the candidate for the North East India Development Party (NEIDP) for Selsella. According to administrative sources, her application was rejected as she failed to produce ten proposers for her candidature. The same is mandatory for contesting from a non recognized party.

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NPP has exposed its allegiance with BJP: Pala

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SHILLONG, Feb 08: The Working President of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Vincent Pala has stated that the National People’s Party (NPP) has revealed that it is working with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by not fielding a candidate in Ampati.

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Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5-year jail term over graft charges

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Dhaka, Feb 08 (IANS): A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and the country's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in prison on corruption charges.
Amid heightened security across Bangladesh, the special judge's court convicted the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson of embezzling $252,000 in foreign donations for the Zia Orphanage Trust, bdnews24.com reported.
Police tear-gassed thousands of Zia's supporters to break up protests before the verdict was announced.

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443 candidates vying to contend in Assembly polls

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: As many as 443 candidates who are aspiring to become legislators had filed their nomination papers on the last day set by the Election Commission of India for this exercise and will now have to wait for their papers to be scrutinized before they are given the nod to contest the upcoming Assembly elections to be held on February 27.
The number of candidates filing nomination papers saw a rise as compared to what was seen in the previous elections in 2013 where there were 345 candidates.

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BJP government first to take multi-pronged steps for NE’s growth: Modi

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AGARTALA, Feb 08 (IANS): The BJP government was the first, after Independence, to take forceful multi-pronged steps to develop northeast India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
“To know the region better, the number of ministers and top officials visited the northeast region during the past three and a half years are much much higher than the number of ministers and top officials who visited during the Congress regime.

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Manas ridicules Sanbor for living in a fool’s paradise

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: The Bharaiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate for the South Shillong seat, Sanbor Shullai predicting that he will end former Minister, Manas Chaudhuri’s political dreams is akin to the former living in a fool’s paradise according to the latter.
“He (Shullai) may have his own pipe-dream. He doesn’t know that there is double trouble for him. He first has a huge burden of anti-incumbency and now he has joined the BJP which is not acceptable to the people of South Shillong,” Chaudhuri said after filing his nomination papers here on Wednesday.

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Congress show of strength as Mukul files nomination for Songsak

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WILLIAMNAGAR, Feb 07: A day after the BJP show of strength during their the filing of nominations of its candidates, it was the turn of the Congress to show their numbers as thousands gathered at the Congress Bhavan after the nomination filing of the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma at the deputy commissioner’s office in Williamnagar in East Garo Hills (EGH) district.
Speaking at a gathering, the CM predicted 40 seats for the Congress, saying that the latest reports have added two more to his earlier prediction.

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