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‘Fighting for revolution and wearing ‘Che Guevara’ t-shirt not same’

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SHILLONG, Aug 02: Fighting for revolution is not exactly as romantic as wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt and flaunting it in colleges, Sanjay Kak, Director of Red Ant Dream observed.
The documentary on Maoists and other revolutionary ideas persisting in India may seem romantic from afar, but in reality it is quite the opposite, Kak said here on Friday.

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Meghalaya Government declares KHADC Delimitation bill as ‘null’ and ‘void’

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SHILLONG, Aug 01: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) resolution for delimitation of the MDCs constituencies for the upcoming council elections in 2014 has been declared ‘null’ and ‘void’ by Meghalaya government. The three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) of Meghalaya have now been asked to submit fresh proposals for the proposed delimitation of constituencies.

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Lack of MPSC forms in Williamnagar upsets aspirants

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Williamnagar, Aug 01: The Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) is by far the most important exam for the people of the state. The exam is looked forward to by most of the aspirants who work through almost for a year to do well in the exam that can get them into the power echelons of the state administration. However, for the aspirants hailing from East Garo Hills, the forms to their dream job is looking a distant dream due to one reason –lack of application forms in Williamnagar.

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Counting every drop of ethanol

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Shillong is known to produce huge number of alcohol bottles on any given morning lying along the road, even if the area had been neatly cleaned the previous day. Rag pickers collect huge number of alcohol bottles every morning. In this picture, this unidentified person is not counting bottles but collecting the meagre quantity of alcohol left within. He collects drops of alcohol from each bottle and when substantial quantity is gathered, he gulps it down his throat. Then, he moves to another location to scan for alcohol bottles and repeats the process all over again. And this he does every morning. This picture was taken around MES, near the Spread Eagle Fall.


 

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Education Scam: SET Pass teachers start 2 - day office picketing

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Tura, Aug 01: With the Government playing truant when it comes to booking those who played a major part in the Education Scam, the aggrieved teachers have taken a strong stand to ask the Government to wake up to reality and ensure things were done to get them justice. The teachers, who have called for the two-day office picketing of Education department in the whole Garo Hills region starting Thursday, asked for their jobs to be given them as was to happen before the scam hit.

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Dr Paul takes audience at Indie8 through dreamscape

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SHILLONG, Aug 01: Taking through Kiva in Uzbekistan on the ancient silk route, to the mustard fields of Satyajit Ray’s film, Meghalaya Governor Dr. KK Paul literally took his audience through a dreamscape while speaking about cinema.
Dr Paul was the Chief Guest at the “Indie 8” film festival organized by the department of Mass Communication, St. Anthony’s college here on Thursday. The Governor managed to reel the audience’s attention closer through his action-oriented speech that moved quickly from one scene to the other, right to the end.

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Another hardcore ULFA militant killed in Meghalaya

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Guwahati, July 31: A hardcore cadre of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills on Wednesday.
Following a tip off, security forces had launched operation in a dense forest area in the hilly district during the wee hours of Wednesday, where a militant group was hiding.
 “When our boys were reached the area, the militants started fire and forced to us for exchange bullets, where a hardcore ULFA militant was killed,” an official of West Garo Hills police said.

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