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IIM Shillong pays tribute to Dr. Kalam on first death anniversary 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, July 27: The former president of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will forever be remembered as one of the most beloved people to have held the august post. Dr. Kalam’s love for teaching was no secret and he was a guest lecturer at IIM Shillong for three years before his unfortunate demise at IIM Shillong, doing what he loved.

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Assam grapples with problem: How to get elephant back from Bangladesh 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

Guwahati, July 27 (IANS): This is an elephantine problem not confronted before, and the Assam government has set up an experts' panel to solve it: How to retrieve a pachyderm washed away from the state by the flooded Brahmaputra river into Bangladesh.
The cow elephant was washed away last month from Kaziranga National Park and reached Kurigram district in Bangladesh, bordering Dhubri district of Assam.

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Teachers’ agitation affects 4000 schools across Meghalaya 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 27: Wednesday turned into an impromptu holiday for the students of as many as 4000 schools across the state as their teachers skipped work to take part in the first phase of the agitation in protest against the delay in provincialization of their services.
“A majority of teachers have participated in the dharnas held across the state,” JACATAM chairman ED Nongsiang informed in this regard.

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No Uranium mining in Meghalaya, no mega dams in North East: NEDF 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 27: Concerned by the dangers should two vexed issues be carried forward by the Centre, the North East Dialogue Forum has resolved to urge the former not to mine uranium in Meghalaya and also not to construct any mega dams in rivers running through the North East region.

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KHADC approves Nongstoin Wahkaji road, Mawthabah cut short 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 27: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has limited the length of the vexed Nongstoin – Mawthabah road while granting an NOC for only 43 out of the 63 kms of the proposed two lane project on Wednesday.
The decision to issue the NOC to the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) was taken during a meeting of the KHADC Executive Committee (EC) on Wednesday.

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Flood relief materials caught in limbo 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, July 27: The much anticipated Gratuitous Relief (GR) of ten days was announced on Tuesday in the town of Phulbari by the Selsella MLA, Clement Maak, who is also the minister of supply for the state. However, the reluctance of the suppliers to provide materials to the people affected by the floods is bound to be a major stumbling block in this GR reaching the affected people.

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Floods wreak havoc in Garo Hills, govt rushes aid to affected areas 28.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

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TURA, July 27: The flood situation in the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) turned grimmer as a water back draft of the mighty Brahmaputra played havoc on Tuesday. Rough estimates point to over 2 feet of water rise which is likely to rise further.
A host of MLAs of the Garo Hills region, including Phulbari MLA and Speaker, AT Mondal, supply minister and MLA of Selsella, Clement Marak and Ashahel D Shira, parliamentary secretary in charge of irrigation paid visit to the affected areas seeking to survey as well as take stock of the situation. The Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma, who too was supposed to reach Phulbari after an aerial survey was unable to land due to there being no dry space.

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IIM-Shillong students plant saplings to pay tribute to Kalam 27.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
IIM-Shillong students plant saplings to pay tribute to Kalam
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Rameswaram included under AMRUT as tribute to Kalam: Centre 27.7.2016 Rediff: News
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kalam had left an irreplaceable void, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre has decided to include Rameswaram in AMRUT by relaxing norms as a tribute to the former president.
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Tribute to martyrs in Meghalaya, Nagaland 27.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
Tribute to martyrs in Meghalaya, Nagaland
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Northeast Briefs 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Northeast Briefs
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East Khasi Hills schools win 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
East Khasi Hills schools win
PHOTOS: Remembering India's 'Missile Man' 27.7.2016 Rediff: News
Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a national memorial dedicated to country's former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, marking the first death anniversary of the 'missile man'.
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APJ Kalam's statue unveiled in Rameswaram 27.7.2016 TOI: India
A life-size statue of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was unveiled at Peikarumbu on Wednesday on the occasion of his first death anniversary. Inaugurating the bronze statue, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, "Dr. Kalam will live forever in our minds and hearts."
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MLAs 'eager' to join us, says BJP 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The BJP today claimed that several Meghalaya legislators have sent "feelers"? to the party with a wish to join it, on the condition that they should be allotted tickets for the 2018 Assembly elections.
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Teachers set for three-day strike 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
Functioning of thousands of schools in Meghalaya are likely to be affected as more than 14,000 teachers are joining a strike beginning tomorrow.
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Meghalaya homage to Kalam today 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The Meghalaya capital will commemorate the first death anniversary of "people's President" A.P.J. Abdul Kalam here tomorrow. The "missile man", who ignited minds and provided wings of fire to generations, had died a "teacher's death" here last year.
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NE complaints very few: RBI 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The RBI banking ombudsman in the Northeast today said complaints from the region are very few compared to other places of the country.
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Northeast remembers brave soldiers of Kargil 27.7.2016 The Telegraph : North East
The 17th Kargil Day or Vijay Diwas was celebrated today at the Martyr Memorial at Pheza Village, 18km from Kohima along with other states in the Northeast.
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Shillong to be better lit within three months 27.7.2016 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 26: Shillong city will see better lighting by way of streetlights as per the assurance made by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) on Tuesday.
MeECl had made the assurance after its officials were summoned by the state Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) regarding the issue of a lack of proper lighting in a number of places within the city.

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