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Modi government creates political sensation by naming 'black money' holders

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): Amid opposition attack of being soft on money laundering, the Indian government Monday furnished the names of two individuals, including a promoter of the Dabur consumer goods company, and a mining company and its five directors to the Supreme Court, alleging they had funds in bank accounts abroad over which proceedings had been initiated for tax evasion.
Those named are prominent industrialist and scion of the Dabur Group Pradeep Burman, Rajkot-based bullion trader and realtor Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya and Goa-based mining firm Timblo Pvt Ltd and its five directors. The information on Burman had been secured from the French, while on others the sources were "other countries", the apex court was told.
Burman, Lodhiya and one of the directors of Timblo all reacted differently to the alleged revelation, but all claimed innocence.

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Hima Mawphlang threatens to shut down water supply

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SHILLONG, Oct 27: In protest against the State Public Health Engineering (PHE) department, the Hima Mawphlang Lyngdohship on Monday has threatened to shut down the water supply from the source located in the village which is about 25 kilometers away from Shillong.
Stating that there are a number of reasons for this decision to be made by the Dorbar of Hima Mawphlang, a minister (Lyngdoh) of the Hima Mawphlang, NK Lyngdoh said, “One of them is due to fact that the department has constructed fencing by encroaching on many public places which falls under community land (Raid) without respecting the traditional authorities.”

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Foreign visitors to be screened for Ebola during Sangai Festival 2014

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IMPHAL, Oct 27: Manipur Government has acquired hi-tech equipments to screen and detect people infected with Ebola during the upcoming Sangai Festival to be held from November 21 to November 30, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has said on Monday.
Screening has already begun at the Imphal Airport and all the National Highways connecting Manipur to detect patients suffering from the deadly disease Ebola, Ibobi told reporters on the sidelines of oath-taking ceremony of Elangbam Dwijamani as the Congress MLA. Dwijamani won the recent by-poll from Hiyanglam assembly constituency.
Ibobi, however, said he has advised the department concerned to avoid any incident that can upset foreign visitors while monitoring them during the upcoming Sangai festival.

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GNLA claims SI died in accidental shooting between police, calls for high level inquiry

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TURA, Oct 26: The recent killing of Sub Inspector, Promoth Sangma, has been shrouded in mystery with various voices calling for a high level inquiry into the events that led to his death. The Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) on Sunday has joined this clamour for a high level inquiry into the cause of death. The outfit has also claimed that eye witness accounts have stated that Sangma’s death was a case of accidental firing and that it was his own team that shot him.
In a press communiqué issued on Sunday, the Deputy C-In-C of GNLA, Toding Marak said, “The death of Promoth Sangma who was killed in the encounter against militants in Songmagre village near Purakhasia as alleged by the Additional Superintendent of Police of West Garo Hills (WGH) Bruno A. Sangma is shrouded in mystery and contradictory with the statements of the villagers who are witnesses to the incident. The villagers informed that there were no militants in the village.”

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Police deny GNLA allegation of SI shot by own men

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SHILLONG, Oct 27: Meghalaya police on Monday denied the allegations made by Garo rebel outfit – Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) of a police officer accidentally being killed by his own men during a recent anti-insurgent operation.
In a statement issued here on Sunday, the GNLA had alleged that Sub Inspector Promoth Sangma was accidentally killed by his own operation team personnel and that the police are now placing the blame on militants to cover its own failure.
According to GNLA, villagers had said that there were no militants present in the village on that day.

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ULFA’s diktat to Assam’s cinemas on local movies

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Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS): Assam’s insurgent outfit ULFA has asked cinema halls to screen each Assamese movie at least for one week in each hall in the state in its bid to boost the revival of the ailing Assamese film industry.
Avijit Asom, chairman of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) faction opposed to peace talks with the government, issued a statement in this regard to the media Sunday.
He advised businessmen or groups who own cinema halls in Assam to facilitate shows of each Assamese movie at least for one week in each of the cinema halls in the state.

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Organisers defer first international concert in Garo Hills

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TURA, Oct 26: The much awaited John Schlitt concert which was to be the first ever international concert in Garo Hills has been deferred by the organisers.
The organizers have deffered the concer in a show of solidarity with the flood victims of the region which brought Garo Hills to a standstill.
According to the organizers, the concert has been shifted from November 1, 2014 to January 10 as it was not possible to come up with a convenient date within the month of December.

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