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Two killed, one injured in two explosions

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GUWAHATI, Jan 24: Two people were killed and one injured in two separate explosions in Assam ahead of Republic day celebrations.
Two people were killed when a powerful bomb exploded in a car in Assam’s Dima Hasao District on Thursday night ahead of the 65th Republic Day celebrations, police said on Friday.

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Wansuk Syiem to seek re-election to Rajya Sabha

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SHILLONG, Jan 24: Meghalaya’s Rajya Sabha MP Wansuk Syiem has decided to seek re-election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from the state. She will file her nomination papers on Monday, as the Congress party has approved her name for re-election to the Upper House from Meghalaya.
On April last year, Syiem became the first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Meghalaya to be elected in the bye-election to the Upper House. Wansuk (55) has been a senior Congress party member for over three decades and had held various important party posts in the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) as well as the AICC. She is also the two-time member of the National Commission for Women (NCW).

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MDC Election: Congress announces 26 names for KHADC in first list

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SHILLONG, Jan 23: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Thursday released its first list for the upcoming MDC election to KHADC and JHADC. On Thursday, the MPCC announced candidates for 26 seats of the 29 seats in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC). The remaining three names will be announced later.

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Efforts to make ANVC(B) part of peace process

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SHILLONG, Jan 23: The breakaway faction of the ANVC styled as the ANVC(B) led by its chairman Rimpu Marak has been asked by the Union and the state governments to furnish details about the strength of its cadres’ and arms inventory soon so the outfit can be part of the final settlement for peace which will be signed and executed soon.
Senior home department officials said that the ANVC(B) leader Rimpu R Marak has been communicated this message during the tripartite meeting held between the state, centre governments, the ANVC and ANVC(B) on Thursday.

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Meghalaya hospitals yet to come up with disaster management plans

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SHILLONG, Jan 23: Meghalaya hospitals are yet to put in place a disaster management plan, as directed by the State Government, following the AMRI hospital disaster of Kolkata in 2011.
Meghalaya Government officials said that the hospitals in the State have sought an additional eight weeks from today to put in place a disaster management plan in their respective hospitals.
“We have given the hospitals eight weeks from today to set in place a disaster management plan in their hospitals,” Principal Secretary, in-charge education, PK Srivastava said after a workshop on Hospital Safety Mass Casualty Management and Hospital Disaster Management Planning here at the Secretariat.

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MDC Election: HSPDP releases 2nd list

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Shillong, Jan 23: The HSPDP on Thursday released the second list of candidates for the forthcoming MDC election to KHADC and JHADC.
The party declared 9 names in the second list, comprising of 8 candidates for KHADC and 1 for JHADC.
HSPDP Spokesperson, Goldenstar Nonglong, appealed to masses to look for ‘vision, integrity, responsibility, transparency and knowledge’ of the candidate rather than the party.

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AAP floats unit in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Jan 23: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) is contemplating to put up candidates in Meghalaya for the upcoming district council and Lok Sabha elections. The AAP has appointed CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing as one of the three state coordinators along with twelve other members for enrolment drive in all the districts of the state.
“We have constituted the preparatory committee in the state in order to organize the district committees of AAP in Meghalaya,” AAP National Executive Member in-charge of North Eastern States Camp, Habung Payeng, told reporters on Thursday.

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