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Petrol bomb hurled, two shops gutted in PB

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: Two garment shops in Police Bazaar (PB), the heart of Shillong City, were set ablaze by miscreants early on Thursday morning, hours before the two days office picketing called by the pro ILP activists started. The owner of one of the shop ‘Satyanarayan garment’ was also assaulted by around eight boys before they threw petrol bomb into the shop.

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Block-II villagers ask NGOs to stop interference in their affairs

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: The villagers from the disputed Block-II area in Ri-Bhoi have asked the NGOs to stop interfering into their matter, especially with setting up of a bank in Sabuda village by Assam.
Traditional heads and residents from over seventeen villages from the disputed Block-II area on Thursday urged the NGOs to refrain from any kinds of interruption which will harass the public and their interest.

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TRAI recommends Rs 2,918 crore revamp for northeast phone services

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New Delhi, Sept 26 (IANS): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday recommended a Rs. 2,918 crore investment for improving phone connectivity in the North East Region (NER) where coverage is poor in almost half of the villages, chairman Rahul Khullar said here.
"About one-sixth of National Highways do not have telephone connectivity at all. Teledensity is low compared to national standard and in terms of coverage to villages it is very low ... which is very sad," Khullar said.

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Government sets up 7th Central Pay Commission

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NEW DELHI, Sept 25 (IANS): An estimated eight million central government employees and pensioners can now look forward to higher emoluments with the constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC), which the government announced on Wednesday.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016," Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a statement.

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Govt admits escalation of communal incidents, implores NGOs to be patient

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: The state government on Thursday ‘officially’ admitted the escalation of violent and communal incidents over the last few days across the state, even as it assured to deal such cases with a firm hand and address the issue of influx and illegal infiltration in a timely and integrated manner.

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She is cycling thousands of miles to stop violence against women

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SHILLONG, Sept 26: After travelling over 2000 kilometers in her cycle and covering four north eastern states with an aim to enlighten people on the need to stop violence against women, Manipur-based activist Sougaijam Bidyalakshmi Leima arrived in Shillong city on Thursday.
“In a very little way I want to contribute through the campaign on the need to end violence against women,” Leima, who hails from Jiribam village in Manipur, told reporters.

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Six police personnel injured in pro-ILP demonstration

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SHILLONG, Sept 25: Six police personnel were injured when an impromptu procession staged by the pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) women organizations turned violent at Mothphran after the sit-in-demonstration held at students’ field on Wednesday.
Pro - ILP activists pelted stones at Mothphran injuring six security personnel that included a senior officer from the 6th MLP Battalion and five women police personnel including a Sub Inspector.

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