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Crude bombs lobbed at CRPF camp

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SHILLONG, Sept 01: To add to the recent spate of arsons occurring across Shillong city toned by the Inner Line Permit (ILP) issue, petrol bombs were hurled at the Mawlai CRPF camp on Sunday.  
The incident occurred at about 7:45 pm wherein two petrol bombs were hurled at the Mawlai CRPF Camp located at Mawlai Bridge.

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Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.35, diesel goes up 0.50p

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New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS): Petrol and diesel will cost Rs.2.35 and Rs.0.50 more per litre, excluding state taxes, from midnight Saturday, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced.
The IOC said that it had to hike prices due to sharp depreciation of the rupee and hardening of crude prices in the international market due to the volatile situation in Syria.

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Saturday witnesses three arson cases ahead of 12-hr bandh

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Shillong, Aug 31: Close to the heel of the statewide bandh sponsored by the conglomeration of NGOs demanding for introduction of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, acts of arson have commenced in the capital city.
At least three incidents of arsons were reported from various locations in East Khasi hills district on Saturday, even as police are on the job to nab the culprits behind the acts.

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Purno asserts xenophobia with ILP talks failing

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TURA, Aug 30: With the Inner Line Permit (ILP) crusade receiving a setback on Thursday after the Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma rejected the appeal of the Non Government Organizations (NGOs) for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), the National President of National People’s Party (NPP), Purno A Sangma has stated that the people of the state of Meghalaya felt threatened by the influx and it was natural for them to feel threatened by the incoming tide of immigrants.

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JACATAM to launch its first phase of agitation

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Agitation includes Mass casual leave, sit-in-demonstrations, protest rally
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SHILLONG, Aug 31: Teachers from across the state under the banner of the Joint Action Committee of All Teachers’ Associations of Meghalaya (JACATAM) Saturday said that they would go ahead with their first phase of agitation even as they pledged to intensify their agitations as a move to protest against the adamant attitude of the State government towards their demands.

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“Manthan” initiative to spur movement towards General Elections 2014

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Rishabh Roy
SHILLONG, Aug 31: The 8 northeastern states occupy 8% of India’s geographical area but contribute only 2.3% to its GDP. Plagued by poor connectivity with the rest of the country, the rail network in the region represents 3.7% of the national rail network. Though the region shares land borders with 5 countries, it registers only 0.004% of India’s exports whereas 6 of the 8 regional states have a higher dropout rate in schools than rest of India. A Price water house Coopers study suggests that in the decade 2011-2021 there will be only 2.6 million jobs for 17 million job seekers in this region.

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Plea challenges Meghalaya chief minister's tribal status

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Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS): The Meghalaya High Court Friday asked a petitioner who filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the scheduled tribe status of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Manda Sangma and the state government to produce copies of the necessary laws and rules.
Hearing the case, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice T.N.K. Singh and Justice S.R. Sen directed the Meghalaya government and the petitioner, Tennydard M. Marak, to produce the Reservation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Act and Rules of Meghalaya, and a brochure on Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe published and issued by the central government.

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