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Petrol price cut by Rs.3, diesel to cost 50 paise more

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New Delhi, Sept 30 (IANS): Petrol will cost Rs.3.05 less a litre, excluding state taxes, and diesel will be expensive by 50 paise per litre from midnight Monday, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced.

The IOC said the decrease in petrol price was due to appreciation in the rupee value and reduction in international motor spirit (MS) prices.

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Large scale corruption leads Country to threshold disaster

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SHILLONG, Sept 30: The Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during a recent interview to a national news channel said that the rupee is not falling but is “stable” as against a decreasing Bombay Stock Exchange and Nifty while acknowledging that it is a matter of concern to tackle inflation for the union government. Inflation in August has increased to a six-month high at 6.1 percent whereas the retail inflation is hovering at double digit figures.

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Fresh agitation announced; NGOs not interested in toppling game

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SHILLONG, Sept 29: Denying the allegation that they want to topple Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, the conglomerate of ten NGOs asserted that it has no interest in power politics even as it announced three days night road blockade starting from October 1 as part of its ongoing agitation to demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
FKJGP information & publicity secretary Eldie N Lyngdoh said on Sunday that the night road blockade will be held on October 1, 3 and 4 from 8pm to 5am. The night road blockade will be held in all the eleven districts of the state.

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Pynshngain Langpen is Mr Meghalaya 2013

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Shillong, Sept 29: Pynshngain Langpen emerged Mr Meghalaya 2013 on Saturday by showcasing better body and muscle build-up amongst 40 body builders from across the State in the 39th State Body Building Championships 2013 organised by the Meghalaya Body Building Association (MBBA) at the Asom Kristi Kendra here on Saturday.
Langpen was crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ after stiff competition with winners of all seven categories.

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CM trying to shift his responsibility, weakness and failure: Donkupar

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SHILLONG, Sept 29: Rubbishing Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma’s allegation that the opposition parties were adding fuel to the fire on ILP issue, the UDP instead advised the former to concentrate on constructing bridge and not wall to end the present impasse with the agitating NGOs even as it termed the allegations as  ‘nonsense’ and ‘childish.’
Recently Dr Sangma had accused the Opposition parties of adding fuel to the fire. He had said, “I have reasons to believe that they are adding fuel to the fire, and I have reasons to believe that they must be in close contact with these agitating pressure groups.”

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Meghalaya Times survey: Most respondents say no to ILP

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SHILLONG, Sept 29: The question whether to have the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya is being debated across the State, with diverse opinions emerging.
The Meghalaya Times took the initiative and took the discussion further through an online survey on Facebook asking whether the travel permit should be implemented. The opinion was squarely against the ILP, as per the survey.
In the online survey the question was simply put: “How many would prefer implementation of Inner Line Permit in Meghalaya?” Although the sample size was small with 30 odd responding, 26 people gave a “like” to the question while the reach of the post was into thousands.

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Scale Modeling can be a reason for youth to come home early

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SHILLONG, Sept 29: These two friends first met on Facebook and at the recently concluded 18 Degrees festival here at the State central library they exhibited scale models, the first of its kind in the country display.
Meet Barry Lyngdoh, a businessman and John Kharphuli, a Meghalaya Police constable, two die-hard hobbyists of scale modeling or Diorama. For the uninitiated, scale modeling is something like a jigsaw puzzle, wherein plastic bits are put in together to make a model, be it of an airplane, vehicle, or even a tank.

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