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Special Category states oppose inclusion of liquor, petroleum products under GST

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: States falling under Special Category like the North Eastern (NE) states on Monday expressed their reservation on the move of Centre to bring liquor and petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), citing that these items are the major sources of revenue.
This emerged during the course of discussion at the meeting of the “Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers” held in Shillong here on Monday.
In the revised draft of the Bill circulated to the states, the Centre has proposed inclusion of petroleum and liquor under GST.

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Mukul asks Meghalaya Police to be more pro-active

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Monday asked the Meghalaya Police to pull – up its socks and be much more ‘pro-active’ in tackling the law and order problem in state and ensure peace.
Reacting to Saturday’s petrol bomb attack on a tea stall owner by arsonists, which happened to be the second such gruesome attack on innocent lives, Dr Sangma said, “We have directed the district administration to handle the situation and also convened a review meeting on the law and order.

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ILP Stir: Night Road Blockade from Nov 19 - 21

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: Intensifying their stir, the fourteen NGOs Sunday announced fresh three-day  ‘night-road-blockade’ from November 19 to 21, demanding immediate implementation of the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) system to check unabated inflow of illegal influx into the state.
The decision was taken at a meeting of 14 NGOs which is a conglomeration of KSU, FKJGP, HNYF, GSU, JSU, RBYF, AJYWO, JYF, CSWO, KWAADA, AYWO, AIGU, ADE and FAF held on Sunday.

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Bishnupur arson: Tea stall owner shifted to Guwahati

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: While the Meghalaya police are yet to get any breakthrough on the culprits of Saturday’s petrol bomb attack on a tea shop owner at Bishnupur Bazar, the victim who is struggling to survive from his burn injuries was on Sunday shifted to a hospital in Guwahati, Assam, for further treatment.
The tea stall owner, Bisheshawar Das (50), who sustained 50 percent burn injuries after a group of three miscreants went inside his shop and pour petrol on him, was taken to NEMCARE hospital, Guwahati on Sunday afternoon, a senior police official informed here.

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Bishnupur arson victim’s condition stable

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SHILLONG, Nov 18: The condition of Bisheshwar Das (45), a tea stall owner at Bishnupur Bazaar who was set ablaze by masked miscreants on Saturday last, is said to be stable.
This was informed by East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Goyal, who has inquired about the victim’s health on Monday evening, at about 4 pm, from the Guwahati – based NEMCARE hospital where Das is currently being treated.
“We are keeping constant touch with the hospital authority as well as the family members of the victim,” Goyal said.

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Arson raises its ugly head again in Pine City

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SHILLONG, Nov 17: The incidents of arson have once again resurfaced in Shillong city, only this time they are much more violent then the last time. In the past two days, there have been at least three major incidents of arson in various parts of the city; with one involving burning of a person, the owner of Babua Tea Stall - Bisheshwar Das (45)- who received over 50 percent burn injuries and is presently undergoing treatment in Guwahati. 
Unidentified arsonists struck once again during the wee hours of Sunday morning. This time the target was Sulleman compound, Lumdiengjri. But there was no human injury.

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Sachin bids adieu, awarded Bharat Ratna

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Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS): Sachin Tendulkar ended his fairytale cricket reign in style at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday , hours after which he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour.
Before the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) announced the Bharat Ratna, Tendulkar's teammates presented him a gift of an innings and 126-run victory over the West Indies in a shade over seven sessions. With it India wrapped up the series, winning the two Tests in a little over five days, the time normally allotted to one Test.

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