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Congress registers resounding win in Mizoram

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Aizawl, Dec o9 (IANS): A day after suffering humiliating defeats in four states -- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi -- the Congress party retained power in Mizoram, sweeping 33 of the 40 constituencies and leaving the opposition badly bruised with six seats.
Results of the Lawngtlai East constituency were withheld due to erroneous electronic voting machines.
Thousands of Congress supporters celebrated across the state, as election results gave some vigour to the partymen after the crushing electoral defeats in the four states.

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TUR demands scrapping – off MPDA, MMPO

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SHILLONG, Dec 09: Claiming that the Meghalaya Prevention Detention Act (MPDA) and the Meghalaya Maintenance Public Order Act (MMPO) are turning Meghalaya into a ‘Police State’, Thma-U-Rangli-Juki (TUR) on Monday demanded for ‘scrapping off’ both the draconian laws.
“We demand that the Meghalaya government must immediately do-away and scrap-off the two draconian black laws which are designed to subvert every tenet of democratic norms besides instutionalized human rights violations,” TUR leader Angela Rangad said during a campaign against the two laws here at Khyndailad on Monday.

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BJP scores 4-0, Congress crushed, AAP stuns Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 08 (IANS): In a "semi-final" verdict ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP Sunday retained Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, snatched Rajasthan from the Congress but was denied a clear win in Delhi by the debutant Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) spectacular showing.
So humiliating was the Congress rout in three places -- in Chhattisgarh alone it put up a fight -- that a somber looking Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that the outcome "calls for deep introspection".

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One day for the disabled, Rs 500 per month pension, is it enough

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Tura, Dec 08: The ongoing ‘Badhte Kadam’ programme in state has been an eye opener of sorts for many. Every district in the country has celebrated the program through the same channel and the numbers present were huge, but in the end when the dust settled, there are still very uneasy questions asked. Is really enough being done for these specially abled people? Most think it is not enough.

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Ahaia 2013 starts on a solemn note

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Shillong, Dec 09: The Ahaia Winter Festival of West Garo Hills district themed ‘Give peace a chance’ started on a very solemn note on Monday as a tribute to the great departed anti-apartheid leader and messenger of non-violence and peace, Nelson Mandela, at Tura Chandmary Playground with its citizens taking out an inter-faith peace march on the streets of Tura.

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36-hr bandh, night road blockade from Dec 10; picketing on Dec 13

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SHILLONG, Dec 08: Working on their promise of intensifying their agitation once exams of most education institutions are over, the pro ILP groups on Sunday called for 36 hour bandh in Khasi – Jaintia Hills and night road blockade in Garo Hills starting December 10, to be followed by office picketing on December 13.

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TUR to initiate ‘Street corner meeting’ against MPDA, MMPO

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Shillong, Dec 08: Thma-U-Rangli-Juki (TUR), a progressive people's organization, will hold a ‘street corner meeting’ on the draconian Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act (MPDA) and Meghalaya Maintenance of Public Order Act (MMPO) to observe International Human Rights Day on December 10 at Khyndai Lad, Shillong, at 2 pm.
This will kick off the state wide campaign against attacks on people's right to protest and expose the blatant misuse of these black laws by the State Government to silence any form of dissent and the government’s apparent constant illegal infringement on the civil and political liberties of the people of the state.

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