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116 Assam villages flooded after excess water released from dam

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Guwahati, Aug 06 (IANS): Thousands of people in 116 villages of Assam's Golaghat district have been affected by flooding after excess water was released from a dam located at Nagaland's Wokha district, officials said.
The dam is run by the North East Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO).
This is the second wave of floods since last week affecting 1,04,205 people in five districts -- Golaghat, Sivsagar, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Darrang. Over 93,000 marooned people are from the 116 villages of Golaghat, officials added.

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Naga Hoho demands apology from Tharoor

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DIMAPUR, Aug 06:  The Naga Hoho has demanded that Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tenders an unconditional apology to the Naga people for “mocking the Naga traditional attire immediately”.
The Naga Hoho said that it “out-rightly” condemned the reported statement of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for allegedly abusing the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for wearing Naga headgear as “outlandish and hilarious”.

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AASU, NESO assures Khasis residing in barrack valley

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SHILLONG,Aug 05: Allaying fears of the over twenty thousand Khasis residing in barrack valley of Assam whose name did not feature in the draft NRC list, AASU Chairman Samujjal Bhatacharya on Sunday assured that the AASU and NESO will take it up and they should be rest assured that their name will feature in the list.
“There are many genuine residents whose name did not feature in the list. They should not fear we will take it up. The names will appear,” said Bhattacharjje on Sunday after his meeting with the KSU central body, KSU barrack valley unit and NESO here in the city.

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Shullai submits memorandum to Defence Minister

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SHILLONG, Aug 05: State  BJP MLA legislator Sanbor Shullai-MLA along with the members of the Shillong Cantonment Area Development Committee, met Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Parliament House office, New Delhi and submitted a memorandum pertaining to the grievances face by the residents of Shillong Cantonment areas as recommended by office of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.

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KSU,NESO and AASU on the same page; Demands NRC for entire NE

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SHILLONG, Aug 05:  While AASU Chairman Samujjal Bhatacharya on Sunday warned the political parties to refrain from politicising the NRC issue stating that there is a propaganda going on initiated by political parties on the issue of NRC, NESO Chairman Samuel Jyrwa resounded the bugle on the pending demand for introducing NRC like exercise in all the North Eastern states.

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Charge carry bags to prevent plastic use

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SHILLONG, Aug 05: While the tourism department of Government of Meghalaya is contemplating to ban use of plastic bags in the state, several propositions are already arising from the users themselves – who observed that for dearth of alternatives they are bound to go after plastic carry bags.

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AJYWO calls for strong legislation to tackle influx

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SHILLONG, Aug 05: As support and demand builds up in Meghalaya for a National Register of Citizens (NRC) like exercise to combat influx, the All Jaintia Youth Welfare Organization (AJYWO) central body joined in the bandwagon and urged the state government to come up with strong legislation to counter illegal migrants.

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