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Indian Army free to hit back on Kashmir border: Antony

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Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS): Indian armed forces can respond "appropriately" if and when the Pakistani military violates the ceasefire on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday.
"The armed forces have the freedom to respond to the developing situation appropriately," Antony told reporters here.
Antony was here for the launch of India's first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant.

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Home Ministry's nod awaited for police personnel to remain unkempt, shabby

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SHILLONG, Aug 12: If the Home ministry gives its nod then one would be seeing a bunch of Meghalaya police personnel unkempt and shabby for the next few weeks.
The Meghalaya police recruitment board is going in for a major recruitment drive and stiff competition is on for the post of Unarmed Branch (UB), Armed Branch (AB) constables and also followers, or police recruits who can handle specific trades.
The recruitments are being held under the Transparency in Recruitment Process or TRP, part of the Meghalaya police’s modernization drive that began last year.

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Deserter cadres extorting in outfit’s name: ANVC(B)

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Shillong, Aug 12: The ANVC(B) has reiterated that they are not extortionists and that some of its deserter cadres are using the outfit’s name for extortion.
Insistent on clearing their image, in a press communiqué on Monday, ANVC(B) Publicity Secretary Doang D Shira said “ANVC(B) pad (letter head) is used by our deserters who formed smaller groups to demand and threaten civilians.”

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Faith should be seen in action: Archbishop Jala

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Shillong, Aug 11: Archbishop of Shillong Diocese Rev. Dominic Jala on Sunday morning inaugurated and blessed the Chapel at Siloam, Umsaw in Ri-Bhoi district, during a solemn Eucharistic Celebration beginning in the presence of all the Salesian Provincials of South Asia.
Altogether, over 47 priests from in and around Shillong and about 1600 faithful attended the programme.

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Shocking incident in city: minors in live-in relation

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Shillong, Aug 12: In a shocking incident, a minor girl, studying in a school in the city suburbs, has been accused of illegally living with a student of the same school.
The girl in question here is just 10 years old and the case was reported by her teachers. The teachers of the said school, whose name has been withheld on purpose, went ahead with filing an FIR in this regard on August 5 last.

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Meghalaya needs to rope in development models present within its boundary

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SHILLONG, Aug 11: For those policy makers who don’t hesitate to cite the State’s “difficult terrain” for poor development, there are numerous examples how this difficulty was overcome with ingenuity years back, and ropeway is one of them.
Much before the creation of the State, remnants of this ingenious mode of transport are there for emulation in the modern context.

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ANVC(B) terms killing of cadres as ‘political conspiracy’

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Breakaway faction accuses UALA, GNU and Maoists
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Shillong, Aug 11: Condemning the killing of two of its cadres in Assam recently, ANVC(B) Sunday claimed that the incident was an ‘political conspiracy’ which was instigated by UALA, executed by GNU with the ‘blessing of Maoists’.
On August 9 last, two ANVC(B) cadres were lynched by villagers in Dorengtip, in Kacharipara of Assam, in the pretext of demanding money while two other cadres were handed over to police besides three others managing to escape the scene.

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