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BJP gaffe in city, observes silence over passing of ailing Vinod Khanna

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SHILLONG, April 08: The state BJP on Saturday was left red – faced after it had observed two minutes silence for the ‘departed soul’ of veteran actor, Vinod Khanna.
Interestingly the veteran actor Khanna is still alive and was admitted to Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital here on March 31 for severe dehydration.
This act has led to severe controversy in the party.

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Mobile tower scam now surfaces in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, April 08: The latest modus operandi of frauds in Meghalaya now involves the indispensable mobile service where these frauds have duped several people in the name of striking direct land deals for the setting up of mobile towers.
Warning the general public against this new scam, Superintendent of Police (City) Vivek Syiem on Saturday said, “The public are requested not to fall into the trap of such fraudsters who have cheated several persons.”

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NEHU VC calls for teachers to meet demands of society

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SHILLONG, April 08: The Vice Chancellor of NEHU, Prof SK Srivastava has urged the college teachers to rise up and build, to meet the demands of the society pertaining to higher education.
Speaking at the Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association 32nd Biennial General Conference held at St. Edmund’s College on Saturday, he stated that changes are taking in the sphere of higher education, therefore it is imperative for the teachers to strive for excellence in higher education. Informing about the development of community colleges in the state he felt that vocational education is the need of the hour especially to solve the issue of unemployability faced by the youth.

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Big asteroid to fly safely past Earth in mid-April

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Washington, April 08 (IANS): A roughly 650-metre near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19, NASA has said.
The space rock is set to go past Earth at a distance of about 1.8 million km or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.
Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, the upcoming approach will be "very close" for an asteroid of this size.

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People to decide about Dalai Lama's institution

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Tawang, April 08 (IANS): Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said it was up to his people to decide whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not.
A monastery official said the 14th Dalai Lama would hold discussions with senior Lamas the issue of reincarnation during his stay at Tawang.
"I have left it to the people to decide whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not. It depends entirely on the wishes the Tibetan people," the Tibetan leader told journalists at Tawang, the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso.

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Dr. Heptulla appeals for decent burial for the dead

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IMPHAL, April 08: Manipur Governor, Dr Najma Heptulla has appealed “all concerned” particularly the Joint Action Committee Against Anti Tribal Bills (JAC-AATB) to allow a decent burial of the remaining eight dead bodies lying in a hospital in Churachandpur.
The agitations which erupted in the hill districts of Manipur immediately after passing of the three controversial bills, considered by the hill people to be anti-tribal, in the Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 31, 2015 led to the loss of nine young lives in Churachandpur district.

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Man found murdered in Rongjeng

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TURA, April 08: The small township of Rongjeng in East Garo Hills (EGH) got a rude awakening with the brutal murder of a 30 year local man, who was found early on Saturday morning with his head bashed in.
According to sources, the victim Sheje Sangma (30) was a resident of Rongjeng Reserve and sold chicken and fish at the Rongjeng market in East Garo Hills. His body was recovered by the EGH police in the Rongmuthu locality of the town lying near the National Highway – 62.

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