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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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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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‘Unlimited fund’ available for Meghalaya to promote handloom and weaving

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SHILLONG, Sept 07: Union Minister of Textile Dr KS Rao on Saturday said that his ministry is willing to provide unlimited funds to Meghalaya for the promotion of handloom and weaving industry in the state.
“There is no dearth of funds so far as the ministry is concerned,” Dr Rao said while speaking to reporters at the sideline of the foundation stone laying ceremony for National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), permanent campus at Umsawli under the New Shillong Township (NST) here on Saturday.

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Young student weaves dream around her love for fashion designing

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SHILLONG, Sept 07: Wearing a black jeans and a blue shirt, she walked up to the podium with confidence and style and said to the Union Minister, that she opted fashion designing over other courses as she wanted to do something out of the ordinary.
On Saturday afternoon when Union Minister of Textile, KS Rao called “any student” from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) up the podium for a brief interaction, the students shouted out Gargi Deshwal’s name in chorus looking for her.

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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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Employees stay away from offices on picketing day

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SHILLONG, Sept 07: The office picketing called by NGOs on Saturday to demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state paralyzed most of the government offices and financial institutions in the state.
The state government had declared Saturday as a working day to compensate for the loss of working hours due to the bandh on Monday but very few except for high ranking officers came to work.

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Editors take the place of newspaper vendors

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IMPHAL, Sept 07: As the hawkers refuse to carry newspapers following the threats from a particular militant group, various editors and senior journalists started selling newspapers in the streets of Imphal Saturday morning.
Media houses did not halt publishing newspapers after they resumed work two days ago, but newspapers failed to reach the public. Readers have no other option but to update themselves by the power of the internet and with the frequent newspapers readers having no access to electronic gadgets braved their way to newspaper offices.

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