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GHSMC apologizes for violence, wants everyone on board for Garoland

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Tura, Aug 11: The recent bandh called by the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) a day prior to the celebration of Eid, was widely successful except for the plain belt, which kept their shops open to shop for essential supplies one day before Eid. The situation led to an altercation between the GHSMC members and the people of the plain belt, after three residents of Phulbari were beaten up while the former tried to forcefully enforce the bandh.

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Shillong Praise Festival 2013

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Photo Courtesy: Gregory Ford Nongrum

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AICC rules out any new state creation

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: AICC is in no mood to create further states anytime soon stating that such issue needs a lot of deliberation and discussions.
“A new State cannot be formed just when asked for and deliberations and discussions are required for seeing the feasibility of the proposed new states in the country,” All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Meghalaya In charge Luizinho Faleiro said on Friday.

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Bomb Explosion outside CM’s bungalow jolts security

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IMPHAL, Aug 10: Call it the lapse in the security measure, a bomb exploded right in front of the main gate of Manipur Chief Minister’s bungalow around 6:30 pm on Saturday but no human casualty was reported in the incident. The explosion took place amidst tight security taken up by state police ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in Imphal city.
No arrests have been made so far in connection with the incident. After the blast, heavy police personnel present at the site cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation.

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Most states ready to implement NFS by Aug 20: Faleiro

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary in-charge of Meghalaya, Luizinho Faleiro Saturday said most states in the country are ready to roll the ambitious National Food Security (NFS) Scheme from August 20 even as Meghalaya is set to complete identifying the beneficiaries within a month.
“The scheme is all set to be implemented by many state governments in the country from August 20 onwards,” Faleiro told media persons after a meeting with state Congress leaders here.

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Does India need value education in schools and colleges

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: That India is going through a socio-economic, political and cultural crisis was strongly emphasized during a debate competition of school and college students organized by the Ramakrishna Mission here on Saturday.

The motion of the debate was: “value education in the education system is not necessary,” but students, although speaking for and against the subject, gave ample hint of their disillusionment of the present scenario of the country.

“See what happened to Durga Nagpal,” one of the students argued when he said that value education was not necessary. There was a tone of frustration in the youngster’s argument.

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Independence Day to be a Gala affair in Shillong

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SHILLONG, Aug 10: Celebration of Independence Day in East Khasi hills district this year will be colorful, filled with fun, as the district administration has lined up variety of programmes for the people to come out and enjoy.
East Khasi hills Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Goyal told reporters on Saturday, “The East Khasi hills district administration has geared up preparing for the celebration in a big and positive way to allow massive public involvement and participation on that day.”

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