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Peace settlement: More militant groups likely to join, UPM appeals to all

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Tura, Feb 23: With the upcoming MP elections set to delay the peace pact further, the region is set for some frenetic activity to try and get all stakeholders on board to ensure that the peace becomes a reality. The United Peace Movement (UPM), comprising most NGOs of the region along with members of the Church and civilians have pledged to ensure that peace becomes a reality and towards that end will take out a peace march all over Garo Hills simultaneously on March 9.
The peace movement has already changed the heart of the biggest militant organization of the region, namely the GNLA who have made their intention of coming overboard clear.

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City's streets "showcases" for worn-out vehicles

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SHILLONG, Feb 23: Indiscriminate parking of rejected vehicles openly on the roadsides is a common sight in the city. These cars which have either met with an accident or worn out are seen lying on main roads, interior lanes and alleys, some of which are even seen submerged inside earth. And among these discarded lots are also those old “vintage” ones whose accessories are no longer available and is thrown out in the open without even caring that such cars are most sought after elsewhere and that there are vintage rally being organized in cities like Kolkata, Gwalior and more. There are even certain outlets, such as, in Kolkata where old accessories are still gettable but very few know about it for lack of ownership and passion to keep up these oldies. But open dumping of rejected vehicles, otherwise sold to scraps or recycling plants in other mainland cities, are a trademark practice in this city.

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Assamese woman gang-raped in Delhi

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS): A 21-year-old Assamese woman was raped here by two men who have been arrested, police said Sunday.
One of the men was known to the woman who recently came to Delhi. Police said she was assaulted at a house in Mahipalpur in south Delhi Saturday afternoon.

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Govt orders for avoiding load-shedding during election, arrange alternative energy sources

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: The state government has directed the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) to do away with load-shedding from February 23 to 27 because of the district councils’ election.
The government has also give direction to the district administrations to have alternatives source of lighting such as solar lanterns to ensure that electioneering process during the district council polls are not interrupted especially in the remote rural areas ‘with no electricity supply’.

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Federation of LPG distributors call for strike

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SHILLONG, Feb 23: The All India LPG Federation and Federation of LPG Distributors of India have jointly called for a 'indefinite strike' with effect from February 25.
Citing the reasons for the strike, the Federations state that the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Oil Companies are yet to accept the demands of LPG distributors with regards to minimizing the many grievances faced by the LPG distributors and outlined a charter of seven basic demands.

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No force in the world can take Arunachal from us: Modi

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Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Saturday countered China's frequent claims over Arunachal Pradesh, saying no force in the world could take the state from India.
"It is because of the brave martyrs of the state that the eastern frontier of the country is safe. Times are changing now and China must change its attitude towards Arunachal Pradesh. I am here to assure you that no force in the world can take Arunachal Pradesh from India," Modi said at a massive public rally in the state's Pasighat town.

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BJP will accommodate Hindu migrants from Bangladesh: Modi

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SILCHAR, Feb 22: Political debates rupture in full swing ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha poll with India’s main opposition party BJP having clarified their stand on the issue of the Hindu section migrating from Bangladesh.
BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that, Hindu migrants from Bangladesh will be accommodated across the country, if his party attains power.

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