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‘Old is gold’ is the mantra for Puja shoppers this festive season

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SHILLONG, Oct 03: When it comes to shopping during Durga Puja it is not just about what women love to wear as men too have equal rights. The trend is mostly seen that shopping is quintessentially linked with the female lots as men for that matter of fact have nothing to choose in comparison with the varieties that women enjoys. But that may be a thing of the past now that various clothing outlets in the commercial hub of the city - Police Bazar - are displaying some of the trendiest menswear.

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Tura runs for peace

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Shillong, Oct 03: The beautiful hill town of Tura in West Garo Hills on Tuesday demonstrated its unity as young and old from all walks of life participated in SBI Marathon Run for Peace.
The much awaited Marathon Run for Peace, organized by State Bank of India (SBI) was part of its celebration for Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. The peace run was flagged off from Chandmari playground by Home Minister Roshan Warjri in the presence of  host of Parliamentary Secretaries including Winnerson Sangma, Noverfield Marak, Cherak Sangma, Briggady Marak, Mahendraganj MLA Dikkanchi D Shira, General Manager SBI Faruk Sahab, AGM SBI Nixon Joseph to name a few.

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12000 M-Tablets distributed to students

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SHILLONG, Oct 02: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Wednesday launched the Student Digital Learning Aid and distribution of the M-TABS to students of Class XII for the district of East Khasi Hills in the presence of Meghalaya IT Minister, A L Hek, Urban Affairs Minister, Dr. M A Lyngdoh, Forest and Environment Minister P Tynsong, Social Welfare Minister D Marak, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Z Sangma, Government Chief Whip R V Lyngdoh, Chief Secretary W M S Pariat, Commissioner and Secretary, IT Department D P Wahlang beside others.

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Will Masood and Yadav’s fate befall on Ampareen

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SHILLONG, Oct 02: After the axe had fallen on Rashid Masood and Lalu Prasad Yadav following a new Supreme Court of India ruling, is it time for Dr Ampareen Lyngdoh in Meghalaya to follow suit. This is the question that everyone in Meghalaya is asking today and more so after the news of the two convicted leaders went viral in the media and other public domain.
Ampareen, who is the Urban Affairs Minister in the present MUA-II government in the state won the last assembly election on an INC ticket, is involved in the infamous LP teacher recruitment scam that can be drawn parallel to the MBBS recruitment scam in which her Congress comrade Masood is convicted recently and was sent packing to the national capital’s Tihar Jail. If Ampareen is convicted in this scam then she will be the first person from her family of impeccable characters to land up in jail.

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Rahul wins, government axes controversial ordinance, bill

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New Delhi, Oct 02 (IANS): Forced into a corner after a public censure by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the cabinet, presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Wednesday evening withdrew the controversial ordinance and the bill that sought to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification.
A day after the prime minister indicated that the ordinance could be taken back, the cabinet met for just 20 minutes at his official residence to take the decision, brushing aside the disapproval of some Congress allies.

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Special Court to try breach of SC order

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Shillong, Oct 02: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Wednesday informed that the Meghalaya High Court has approved the state government’s proposal for setting up a “Special Court” which will try cases for violating the Supreme Court (SC) order for ban of bandh and strike.

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US government in historic shutdown over Obamacare

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Washington, Oct 01 (IANS): Americans Tuesday woke to a historic shutdown for the first time in 17 years as a midnight deadline passed without a budget deal between Republicans and Democrats on how to keep the government spending going.
Through the day the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Democratic-controlled Senate, divided over President Barack Obama's signature health law nicknamed Obamacare, played ping-pong with each other's versions of a spending bill.

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