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Big asteroid to fly safely past Earth in mid-April

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Washington, April 08 (IANS): A roughly 650-metre near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19, NASA has said.
The space rock is set to go past Earth at a distance of about 1.8 million km or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.
Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, the upcoming approach will be "very close" for an asteroid of this size.

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Man found murdered in Rongjeng

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TURA, April 08: The small township of Rongjeng in East Garo Hills (EGH) got a rude awakening with the brutal murder of a 30 year local man, who was found early on Saturday morning with his head bashed in.
According to sources, the victim Sheje Sangma (30) was a resident of Rongjeng Reserve and sold chicken and fish at the Rongjeng market in East Garo Hills. His body was recovered by the EGH police in the Rongmuthu locality of the town lying near the National Highway – 62.

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MSPB for amendment of Indian Registration Act, 1908

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SHILLONG, April 07: Taking cognizance of the confusion arising out of the multiple authorities prevalent in the state in as far as the issue pertaining to land, the Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB)’s working group – III on Friday pitched for an amendment of the  Indian Registration Act, 1908.
This suggestion was made during a review meeting of the working group - III of the State Planning Board chaired by its co-chairman John F Kharshiing which was attended by various line departments,   traditional leaders and other stakeholders.

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Beef sellers to attempt putting an end to cattle smuggling

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SHILLONG, April 07: Beef sellers here under the banner of the Khasi-Jaintia Butchers’ Welfare Association (KJBWA) have decided to take on the responsibility of putting a stop to the smuggling of cattle over the international border into Bangladesh even as they have alleged that the state government is not taking the matter seriously.
Announcing this decision at the sidelines of a rally organized by the KJBWA here on Friday, the association vice president Generous Warlarpih said, “We will be compelled to come up with a dedicated team to conduct checking against cattle smuggling and will not mind even if we get arrested.”

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Dalai Lama reaches Tawang after seven-hour journey

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TAWANG, April 07 (IANS): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, the high point of a visit which has angered China.
Buddhist monks and scores of devotees at the Tawang monastery, the biggest in India and second only to the world’s largest, the Potala Palace in Tibet, received him warmly and with piety.
The Nobel peace laureate will stay at the monastery.

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AACF moves Guv against Garo Customary Law Bill

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TURA, April 07: In a memorandum sent to the Governor of Meghalaya, Banwarilal Purohit on Friday, the All A’chik Citizens Forum (AACF) has urged him not to give his assent to the codification of Garo Customary Law Bill, 2009.
Alleging that the GHADC passed the bill without consulting the stakeholders and without their consensus, the AACF said that this particular bill is “discriminatory” and in violation of the fundamental rights of its citizens, bringing it in its wake, divisiveness and vindictiveness.

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KHADC should be issuing ST certificates: Latiplang

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SHILLONG, April 07: Opining that there are anomalies in the issuing of Schedule Tribe (ST) certificates, KHADC executive member in-charge Elaka Latiplang Kharkongor on Friday said that the KHADC should be the authority vested with the power of issuing these certificates if the process is to be streamlined from the grass root level
“The state government should consider transferring back the issuing of ST certificate to the district council,” said Kharkongor.

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