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Rupee dips to 64.54 against $; Sensex below 18,000 points

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Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS): Despite interventions from the central bank and the government, the rupee Wednesday continued its free-fall mode, hitting a new record low of 64.54 against a dollar and benchmark Sensex slipped below 18,000 points mark for the first time in almost a year.
The rupee, savaged by large dollar demands from banks and importers, has plunged to new lows for the fourth session in a row, while the Sensex has shed nearly 1,500 points.

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Validate your Indian citizen in one hour at Borsora

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SHILLONG, Aug 21: The coal town of Borsora has became the favorite rendezvous point for illegal immigrants, who turn up there for converting their illegal status into an Indian citizen, in collusion with both Indian and Bangladeshi agents.
The modus operandi is simple: first get into the town after sneaking into India and then procure a document which can stand as testimony of being an Indian citizen and the most favored document is a driver’s license. Needless to say, those entering into India from the Borsora area get the driver's license before sneaking in!
“In one hour a driver’s license can be procured in Borsora,” a person who is in the know – how of things said. The racket has been on for sometimes and security personnel are aware of it.

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Children tie Rakhi to Meghalaya CM

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Children of SOS village tying Rakhi to Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on the occasin of Raksha Bandhan at Yojana Bhavan, Shillong, on Tuesday.


 

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BJP blocks Sonia's food bill, three states roll it out

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS): Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's pet welfare measure, the food security programme was Monday launched in three party ruled northern states - Delhi, Haryana and Uttarakhand - even as the bill could not be taken up in parliament with the BJP disrupting the proceedings on its demands regarding alleged irregularity in coal block allocations.

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Army High Handedness: 2 illegally detained for 23 days

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Tura, Aug 21: Another case of Army high handedness has come to the fore when two people, who were illegally detained by the Army in Assam for 23 days, were finally picked up by their family from Lakhipur police station. The two were picked up illegally on July 28 last and only released on August 19, a full 23 days after they were taken by the Army.

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Smit witchcraft killing: 12 people in police custody

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: Twelve persons have been arrested by police on charges of their involvement in the August 16 brutal killing of three persons who were allegedly branded as practitioner of witchcraft (menaiksuid or menshohnoh) at Smit village.
East Khasi hills SP M Kharkrang told reporters on Tuesday, “We have arrested twelve people all are relatives after they were found to have been involved in the recent murder of the three.” He said the arrest came after three females were picked up on Monday and based on their statements a police team led by SP (City) Vivek Syiem went in the wee hours of Tuesday and arrested nine others.

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Kusumkolgre’s Hanging Bridge: How IBDLP ‘bridged’ the gap

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TURA, Aug 20: The state of infrastructure in Williamnagar has left a lot to be desired. The situation of road connectivity is so poor that since the last 30 years or more, the town itself has been broken up into two separate entities, with economy of the town being hit. However, that may just become history in the next few months. The town is going to get a new bridge - Kusumkolgre’s Hanging Bridge – that will connect the two sides of town and ensure they are connected throughout the year.

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