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Pro-ILP activists are ‘jokers’: Mukul

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AMPATI, Oct 17: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul M Sangma on Thursday called the pro-ILP activists ‘jokers’ and said a special task force will be raised to strengthen state police.
Launching the Chief Minister’s Career Guidance Scheme and inaugurating the Career Counselling Centre at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Ampati, on Thursday, Dr Sangma came down heavily on the pro-ILP activists while talking about bringing all-round development to the state.

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Bamboo railings, crossbars earns sharp public ire

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SHILLONG, Oct 17: The state PWD department is suddenly armed with so much of funds that all the city’s roads, on which the President of India’s convoy will pass through, are being resurfaced with bitumen and grain stone chips, now. This is the same PWD department of the state government which is brazenly singing the only song that is heard in all other state departments here, that is, “paucity of funds”.

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Bandh timing reduced to 12 hours

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SHILLONG, Oct 16: The pro Inner Line Permit (ILP) activists on Wednesday relaxed the timing of the proposed bandh from 24 hours to 12 hours on October 17.
The decision was taken by the 13 NGOs following request from a certain Church whose programmes will start from Thursday.

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Cyclothon to continue despite ILP bandh call

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TURA, Oct 16: In a note of defiance to the ongoing protests for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, the District Administration of West Garo Hills announced that the upcoming cycle marathon would continue as usual. The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday from 7 am.

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UPA to lose 2014, regional parties will hold key

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New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS): The Congress-led UPA is set to lose the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and regional parties will be a key factor in deciding who gets to rule India, said a survey released Wednesday.
The India TV-Times Now-C Voter survey showed the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) gaining a winning edge over the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

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Hate messages in circulation

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Shillong, Oct 16: The East Khasi Hills district administration has cautioned that miscreants are now trying to vitiate the already fluid situation in the state by circulating hate messages. As such, the administration has urged all not to pay heed to such mails, messages and rumors.
The advisory was issued after the Meghalaya and Assam based media houses received press releases (hate mails) from nondescript organizations on Wednesday evening that were highly inflammatory in nature and potent to flare up communal tension. 

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Tura gears up for 36th 100 drum Wangala fest

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Shillong, Oct 16: The much awaited 36th Hundred Drum Wangala festival 2013 will kick start on November 07 this year. The annual colorful Wangala dance festival of the Garos will be held at Asananggre, 18 km from Tura in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills.

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