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Candidates chant mantra of development and fighting corruption

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: Development and fighting Corruption is the mantra and the priority for a majority of the 443 candidates who filed their nomination papers for the electoral battle in Meghalaya and if their statements are anything to go by with, come any government at the helm of affairs post elections, the battle is won by the citizens.

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BJP not finding acceptance in Meghalaya, says Manas

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is finding it hard to garner support in Meghalaya, according to former Minister, Manas Chaudhuri who said that his stint in the state BJP has revealed this fact.
“The BJP has been trying to penetrate into Meghalaya for so many months, but where is the acceptance of the BJP because I was in BJP and found it is very difficult as Christians and religious minorities have not accepted the BJP in Meghalaya,” he said.

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Arun Marak confident of beating Mukul, other contenders

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WILLIAMNAGAR, Feb 07: Unfazed by the competition he faces against the likes of Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, NPP’s Nihim D Shira and BJP’s Thomas Marak, the UDP candidate for Songsak, Arun Marak has expressed confidence of a win for his party against his arch rivals.
The brother of former minister, late Helton Marak, Arun stated that there is a need to carry on the legacy of his brother for the people of Songsak.

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UNLF claims responsibility for Imphal blasts

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IMPHAL, Feb 07: The proscribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has claimed responsibility for the four bomb blasts at Imphal on February 5 and 6 injuring scores of jawans.
Reacting to this, the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (IGAR-South Sector) termed the incidents as “cowardly acts”.

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BJP suffers major setback in West Shillong

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SHILLONG, Feb 07: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a major blow in West Shillong constituency where its former leaders and members have resigned en masse.
Protesting against the failure of the party to field a candidate from the constituency, leaders of the BJP’s West Shillong constituency which include president Sonny L Khyriem, vice president Rajesh Shah, general secretary Emi-da-o Dhar and others submitted their resignations on Tuesday.

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The iconic Howrah Bridge celebrates 75th anniversary

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KOLKATA, Feb 07 (IANS): The British-era Howrah Bridge, that serves as a crucial gateway to the city that ferries one lakh-plus vehicles and over 1.5 lakh pedestrians daily, is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
It was on February 3, 1943, that the bridge was quietly thrown open to the public, replacing a pontoon bridge linking what was then Calcutta and Howrah.

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Sanbor promises to end Manas’ political dreams

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SHILLONG, Feb 06: South Shillong legislator, Sanbor Shullai has vowed to ensure that this will be the last defeat in the political career of his bête noire, Manas Chaudhuri.
“I will defeat him (Manas) again and this time by a margin of over 15,000 votes and I will ensure this will be the last for his political career,” Shullai said after filing his nominations here on Tuesday.

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