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Petrol prices surge; crosses Rs 80 a litre in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 08 (IANS): The high cost of global crude oil and a weak rupee led the petrol price in Delhi to cross a record high level of Rs 80 per litre on Saturday.
Across metro centres the key transportation fuel cost rose between 38 and 47 paise a litre.
In the national capital, the petrol price rose by 39 paise to Rs 80.38 a litre from Rs 79.99, as per the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) website. The latest hike in prices has placed Delhi with three other metros where petrol costs above Rs 80 per litre.
Besides, diesel price in Delhi has also gone up. It rose by 44 paise to Rs 72.51 from Rs 72.07 per litre.

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Assam NRC: APW to appeal before SC to form monitoring committee

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GUWAHATI, Sep 08: Assam Public Works, an NGO, will appeal before the Supreme Court to form a monitoring committee to monitor the entire process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.
Assam Public Works (APW) president, Abhijeet Sharma on Saturday said that, there were a large number of anomalies during the NRC update process. In this regard, he claimed that there was a large number of illegal foreigners’ names which were included in the final draft of NRC published on July 30.

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SGH NGOs call for NCM over poor NH -62 condition

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TURA, Sep 08: Angered at the absolutely poor condition of the heart-line of the South Garo Hills (SGH) region – the National Highway - 62, various NGOs have called for a two day Non Cooperation Movement (NCM) in the entire district to condemn the continued negligence of the people of the district.
The NGOs, including the Garoland State Movement Committee, Mothers’ Union and Achik Students’ Welfare Association, have called for the 2 day NCM on September 11 and 12 and will be a dawn to dusk protest movement (5 am to 5 pm).

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KHADC demands return of Block I & II from Assam

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SHILLONG, Sep 07: Making a strong statement on the issue of the border dispute with neighbouring Assam, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has demanded that Assam transfers back Block I and II to Meghalaya.
Addressing the Dorbar Hima convened by the Hima Mylliem after a gap of 18 years at the Polo Ground in the city here on Friday, the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Hispreaching Son Shylla said, “We demand the Assam government to transfer back these areas to us. You (Assam) have taken them away through the process of law now you have to give them back to us.”

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Mahila Congress protests rising fuel prices

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SHILLONG, Sep 08: The Meghalaya Pradesh Mahila Congress voiced its protest against the rising prices of fuel in the country through a demonstration which saw a number of placards and rang with slogans against the BJP-led NDA government for the rise in fuel prices.
The Mahila Congress members carried placards which read – “The voice of the poor will reverberate across India…No more…No More”, “Is the petrol and diesel hike to favour Modi’s favourite business houses? We need answers”, and “we condemn price rise”, among other slogans.

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Railways' 'Plan Bee' creates a buzz to tackle mammoth problem

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New Delhi, Sep 08 (IANS): The Indian Railways is creating a buzz with its "Plan Bee" to tackle a mammoth problem at a meagre cost: It has installed devices which mimic the humming of a swarm of bees to keep elephants off the tracks to avert accidents.
The Indian Railways on Friday said that its "Plan Bee", launched in November last year to stop elephants from being hit by speeding trains in the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR), has been a great success as the number of casualties has gone down drastically.

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No new teachers under 32 years of age: MDA

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SHILLONG, Sep 07: Aspiring teachers in Meghalaya will now have to attain 32 years of age before they get a chance to impart education after the State Cabinet has decided to raise the age requirement for those seeking to enter the profession.
Earlier the age limit was set at 27 years which has now been raised to 32 years.

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