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MPF assures to make Mukul’s ‘resignation happen’

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SHILLONG, Sept 09: Opposition Meghalaya Peoples’ Forum (MPF) Monday demanded the immediate resignation of Dr Mukul Sangma from the Chief Ministerial chair for his failure to resolve the issue pertaining to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) and illegal influx into the state.
The decision was taken at the meeting of the MPF comprising of the United Democratic Party (UDP), National People’s Party (NPP) and other opposition parties held here on Monday evening.

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MPCC’s office at Mawkyrwat set ablaze

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SHILLONG, Sept 09: The Mawkyrwat office of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) was on Monday morning set ablaze by miscreants.
The MPCC office in South West Khasi Hills district was in smokes around 7.30 am, as per local residents. Subsequently, a fire team was dispatched to deal with the situation, the district SP, D R Marak, said.

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Haar-ek-maal no longer ‘Do Rupaiyah’

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Rishabh Roy
SHILLONG, Sept 09: The “haar-ek-maal” (all type of goods) vendors carrying daily utility items on a large bamboo basket from door to door in the city have gone down in numbers. These vendors were seen in almost all corners of the city mainly in residential neighborhoods but of late very few have remained as the sliding rupee and the inflation have crumbled this once flourishing trade, too.

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Bhupen Hazarika's birth anniversary dedicated to Meghalaya – Assam socio-cultural ties

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SHILLONG, Sept 08: The 87th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was on Sunday observed around the world and here in the State capital with a musical evening dedicated to strengthen the socio-cultural ties between the people of Assam and Meghalaya.

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Courage on crutches: Indian kids to speak at UN

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New Delhi, Sept 09 (IANS): Phynjoplang and Rida Khrim are best of friends. Brought up in an orphanage in Meghalaya, they share each other's dreams and vision. Born with speech and hearing impairment, Phynjoplang, 14, is very happy that Khrim, his interpreter and "best pal", is accompanying him to the UN to talk about inclusive education for both special and abled children.
When Phynjoplang stands in front of hundreds of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, Khrim, a 20-year-old tribal woman who also suffers from mild physical disability, will convey his ideas of making the world a better place to live in.

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7 pm – 5 am night road blockade to begin Sept 10

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Shillong/Tura, Sept 08: The fight for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) within the state continues with the pressure groups announcing four - day night road blockade to begin from September 10.
While the MUA II government has been adamant to the fact that the implementation of ILP would not be possible, the consortium of NGOs has carried the fight for its implementation. The fight is set to continue further as the pressure mounts on the Government to bow to the common will.
The night road blockade, to be held from September 10 – 13, would be effective from 7 pm to 5 am in all the 11 districts of Meghalaya.

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Brazilian Forward Joins Lajong FC

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Shillong, Sept 08: To boost its arsenal further, Shillong Lajong Football Club has signed the Brazilian forward Uilliams Bomfin Souza Silva for the I-League 2013-14 Season.
The industrious forward is the fourth foreigner in the Lajong squad.

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