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NCW, Airbnb to create livelihood options for northeast's women

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New Delhi, June 11 (IANS): The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday partnered with hospitality company Airbnb to create livelihood opportunities for women in the northeast region as a step towards their empowerment.
The partnership under NCW's capacity building cell - an initiative to focus on skill development-oriented programmes, will be initially started in three states - Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh - on a pilot basis.

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Senior journalist from Nagaland passes away

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DIMAPUR, June 11: Senior journalist based in Kohima, Xavier Rutsa passed away in the wee hours of Monday. He was Kohima correspondent of The Times of India and also the president of Kohima Press Club.
Meanwhile, media fraternity under the aegis of the Nagaland Press Association (NPA) held a condolence service for late Xavier Rutsa at Press Point in Dimapur this afternoon. A two-minute silence was also observed by the journalists.

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16 arrested for lynching youths in Assam, CM holds review meet

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Guwahati, June 10 (IANS): The Assam Police has arrested 16 persons in connection with the lynching of two Guwahati-based youths in Karbi Anglong district by villagers who mistook them to be child abductors, authorities said on Sunday.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwala said that police was on the lookout for more people involved in the Friday evening incident.
Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath were brutally killed by a mob near Kathilangso waterfall. The incident has been widely condemned.

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Commuters plight yet to ease post Punjabi Lane incident

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SHILLONG, June 10: The tourist vehicles and local cabbies in the city had a field day no sooner the Punjabi Lane incident broke out. These vehicles, taking advantage of the situation, were demanding anything from the affected public – who due to limited choices gave in to their demand.
With the imposition of curfew, many tourists preferred to cut short their stay in the city and in their way out from here were exploited by these tyrant tourist vehicles. The situation aggravated further when the tourist vehicle association from neighbouring Guwahati called a strike in protest of some of their drivers and vehicles being targeted by miscreants in Ri Bhoi district.

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In the wake of violence Shillong residents rally for peace

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SHILLONG, June 11: Residents of Shillong rallied for peace and prayed for normalcy to return on Monday as hundreds took to the street after holding a prayer meeting at the Malki ground here.
Organised by the Seng Samla Malki or SSM, elders of the locality along with the youth held a prayer meeting at the Malki ground praying for peace and normalcy in the otherwise peaceful state which was recently struck by instances of violent clashes at the Mothphran and its adjoining areas.

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Despite normalcy, SMS and internet services yet to resume

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TURA, June 10: Internet and SMS services, which were stopped since Friday this week, June 8 for the entire Garo Hills region, are yet to be restored despite no incidents of any nature being reported in the entire region. However broadband services are still available.

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Mob lynches Guwahati youths on suspicion of being child lifters

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GUWAHATI, June 09 (IANS): In a shocking incident, two youths from Guwahati were beaten to death by an agitated mob at a remote location in Karbi Anglong district on suspicion of being child lifters.
The incident took place on Friday night in the backdrop of a rumour on social media that a group of ‘sopadhara’ (meaning child abductor or lifter in Assamese) were on the prowl in Nagaland’s Dimapur town and some of its adjoining areas in the district.

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