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No force in the world can take Arunachal from us: Modi

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Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday countered China's frequent claims over Arunachal Pradesh, saying no force in the world could take the state from India.
"It is because of the brave martyrs of the state that the eastern frontier of the country is safe. Times are changing now and China must change its attitude towards Arunachal Pradesh. I am here to assure you that no force in the world can take Arunachal Pradesh from India," Modi said at a massive public rally in the state's Pasighat town.

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Govt orders for avoiding load-shedding during election, arrange alternative energy sources

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: The state government has directed the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to do away with load-shedding from February 23 to 27 because of the district councils’ election.
The government has also give direction to the district administrations to have alternatives source of lighting such as solar lanterns to ensure that electioneering process during the district council polls are not interrupted especially in the remote rural areas ‘with no electricity supply’.

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Meghalaya geared up to ensure ‘fair’ and ‘error free’ ADC election

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: To ensure ‘fair’ and ‘error free’ conduct of the upcoming district council elections in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) slated to be held on February 24, over 5900 polling officers and 5200 police personnel have been deputed in the six Khasi – Jaintia Hills districts.
Additionally, the state government has also asked the Border Security Forces (BSF) to seal and intensify patrolling along the international border with Bangladesh besides special emphasis has also been given on the militancy infested areas.

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Include NE in syllabus, enact Anti Racism Act: NESO to Centre

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The North East Students Organization (NESO) has sought Central nod to include the North East in the syllabus of schools under all State Boards and Central Boards besides demanding enactment of a stringent law against racial discrimination.
A delegation of the organization led by its Chairman Samuel B Jyrwa, who is also the former chief of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), met the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in his office chamber in New Delhi on Thursday last.

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BJP will accommodate Hindu migrants from Bangladesh: Modi

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SILCHAR, Feb 22: Political debates rupture in full swing ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha poll with India’s main opposition party BJP having clarified their stand on the issue of the Hindu section migrating from Bangladesh.
BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that, Hindu migrants from Bangladesh will be accommodated across the country, if his party attains power.

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Education Dept to terminate services of 246 LP teachers by Feb end

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: Meghalaya government has directed the education department to terminate the services of all the Lower Primary (L.P.) school teachers whose appointments were found tainted.
 “The Law department has directed the Education department to terminate the services of over 246 lower primary schoolteachers who were appointed in 2010,” official sources informed here on Friday.
Sources said that the education department is already in the process of preparing to issue termination notices to the 246 tainted teachers.

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Catholic educational institutions to remain closed on Feb 26

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Shillong, Feb 21: All Catholic schools and Colleges in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills will remain closed for one day on February 26 as a mark of protest over a report in one vernacular newspaper which maligns Pope Francis, the universal head of the Catholic Church, by falsely accusing him of all sorts of sexual misconduct.

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