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Agriculture officer arrested for attacking woman colleague

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SHILLONG, Sept 12: Police have arrested a high ranking official of Union Ministry of Agriculture for attempting to murder his female colleague in Ri-Bhoi district.
Assistant Director (INM Division), Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi, Mahindar Singh Dhanda, was arrested after he allegedly barged into the room of the victim in the wee hours of Thursday morning armed with a knife.
The incident happened at about 12.40 am.

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World’s biggest old age home with cheapest canteen

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Rishabh Roy
SHILLONG, Sept 12: Well, how can one expect the elected representatives – the parliamentarians – who represent the people in both the houses of Indian parliament to contain inflation when they themselves are not aware what inflation is all about. Sounds crazy but true; these parliamentarians who are enjoying meals at ‘stone age’ rates in the parliament canteen, how are they supposed to address inflation that is pushing the aam admi on the threshold of extinction in the country.
Welcome to world’s biggest old age home with the cheapest canteen – Parliament.

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13 GHSMC activists arrested, Garo Hills tense

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• Employees manhandled; lady filmmaker from Mumbai assaulted •

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Tura, Sept 11: In an unprecedented move by the District Administration of West Garo Hills, 13 members of the Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC), including their General Secretary, Augustine R Marak, were arrested by the district Police on Wednesday.
The move, which is likely to have a lot of repercussions on future movements within the region, has come a day after some activists had barged into the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) to enforce the bandh. The incidents happened on the first day of the two day bandh called by the GHSMC in the Garo Hills region on Tuesday.

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Teachers strike stalls 4047 schools functioning, affects one lakh students

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SHILLONG, Sept 11: The three – day strike of teachers starting Wednesday stalling functioning of over 4047 schools across Meghalaya and led over a lakh of students to return home.
Over 14,000 teachers from different ad hoc and deficit schools abstained from their work as they joined the strike called by the Joint Action Committee of All Teachers’ Association (JACATAM) to protest against the adamant attitude of the State government.

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Shillong has healthy reading culture: Organizers of Book Fair

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SHILLONG, Sept 12: The State capital, known as a centre for education, has a sizeable population still inclined towards reading and organizers of books fairs vouch about this healthy habit.
Organizers of a book fair on Christian literature here in the city said they are impressed with the number of people flocking in everyday here at the All Saint's Hall. “We know that majority of the people practice Christianity in Meghalaya, but still it is pleasantly surprising that so many people come looking for books,” Immanuel of the Word of Christ Ministry, Chennai, said.

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Night road blockade timings delayed by 2 hours

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SHILLONG, Sept 11: The Pro – ILP NGOs on Wednesday decided to relax a little the timings of the ongoing night road blockade across the state. They have decided to defer the blockade by two hours, starting from 9 pm to 5 am from Thursday instead of 7 pm.

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Pandit Jasraj to grace "Rock Capital of NE"

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SHILLONG, Sept 11: The “rock capital of the North East,” would be graced by one of the rocking stars of the world music during an International Youth exchange programme here on September 21.
Pandit Jasraj would be performing in the city as part of a five-day International youth camp being organized by the Asian Confluence from September 17. About 150 youths from 11 countries would take part in the youth camp.

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