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CRPF organises cleanliness drive 20.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
CRPF organises cleanliness drive
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Poor roads irk Meghalaya Home Minister 20.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
Poor roads irk Meghalaya Home Minister
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A book that could be morale booster for the HIV-positive 20.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (IANS): In a society where HIV patients are very often forced into seclusion, a new book titled “I Am HIV-Positive, So What?” promises to raise new hopes among the silent sufferers.
The book, authored by journalist Jayanta Kalita and published by Bloomsbury, was launched on Friday at an event organised at the Press Club of India here.

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No injuries reportedd as bomb blast rocks Darjeeling 20.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

DARJEELING, Aug 19 (IANS): A bomb ripped through the heart of West Bengal’s hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Sunday, police said.
No injuries were reported in the incident that caused panic among locals.

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Kolkata police get Harley Davidsons 20.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

KOLKATA, Aug 19 (IANS): The Kolkata police have acquired five Harley Davidson Street 750cc bikes for ceremonial and piloting purposes, according to an official.

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Over 1000 people join Congress in Mawkynrew 20.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 19: The Congress party in Meghalaya saw a surge in its numbers after over 1000 people from Mawkynrew constituency joined its ranks on Saturday.
Welcoming them to the party, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief, Dr. DD Lapang said, “They have realized that the Congress is the only party that can save everything in Meghalaya.”

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Assam floods: 225 animals dead in Kaziranga 20.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

GUWAHATI, Aug 19 (IANS): At least 225 animals have died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam as a second wave of devastating floods lashed the state, park officials said on Saturday.
As of Saturday, 30 per cent of the park was still inundated.
Earlier this month, the first wave of floods had submerged over 70 per cent of the park and led to the death of 105 animals, park Director Satyendra Singh said.

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Dr. Lapang stands by invincibility factor Predicts Congress’ return to power in Meghalaya 20.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 19: Exuding confidence on the infallibility of the Congress party, the president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has predicted that the grand old party will return to power after the 2018 polls in Meghalaya.
“There is no dearth of capable and potential candidates in the Congress. Many political parties may not be able to, but we will set up candidates in all the 60 constituencies,” Dr. Lapang said here on Saturday.

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Capacity building prog ends 19.8.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Capacity building prog ends
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An Indian texture 19.8.2017 Hindu: Home
The sensory overload of Heat and Dust marked the true coming of Merchant Ivory
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World Photography Day: Check out these picture-perfect places in India 19.8.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , Aug 19 : From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India abounds in picturesque places to visit and admire.
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3 NE States asked to chart out plan to control air pollution 19.8.2017 The Assam Tribune
3 NE States asked to chart out plan to control air pollution
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10 kg IED recovered from Guwahati railway station 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

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GUWAHATI, Aug 18: A major tragedy was averted in Assam’s capital city Guwahati after police found a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) packed in a gunny bag from the Silchar bound train’s parcel baggage at Guwahati railway station on Friday morning, officials said.

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HDR for harsh treatment against traffic violators 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 18: State Transport Minister, HDR Lyngdoh has called for police to take harsh action against traffic violators such that the number of deaths and injuries resulting out of accidents in the state are reduced.
“It is better to be harsh for good otherwise we cannot control injuries and untimely loss of lives due to road accidents,” Lyngdoh said while addressing a Road Safety Advocacy organized by the Transport Department and the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Friday.

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Pupils learning under dire conditions in EGH school 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, Aug 18: As if on cue to show how pathetic the education infrastructure in the Garo Hills region, the FKJGP, Dobu unit in East Garo Hills have written to the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and the Education Minister, Deborah C Marak seeking their immediate intervention in the improvement of a school that has literally turned into a cowshed.
The memorandum seeking better infrastructure for the school was submitted on Friday through the DC of East Garo Hills district.

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No abatemaent to Garo Hills flood Affected rises to 1.9 lakhs 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
TURA, Aug 18: The flood situation in the plain belt of West Garo Hills is yet to see improvement despite the weather relenting to an extent. Most major roads including those in Selsella and Phulbari were still under water till the filing of the report today though locals stated that the water levels were going down but slowly.

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Indigenous tribals will be dubbed immigrants: HYC 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: The measures of the state government to contain influx into Meghalaya through the Meghalaya Resident, Safety and Security Rules, 2017 will result in the indigenous tribals of the state being made immigrants in their own land according to the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC).
According to HYC general secretary Robertjune Kharjahrin, the Rules have failed to differentiate between permanent indigenous residents of the state and illegal immigrants and in this regard, he cited Section 3 of the said Rules which state that all existing tenants have to apply for permission. 

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Hek denies BJP claims of his imminent inclusion into party fold 19.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Aug 18: What may be yet another setback for the Congress party in Meghalaya that had just cited its strong take on dissenting members through a cabinet reshuffle, BJP sources confirmed that yet another Congress legislator is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party along with two to three MLA’s from Jaintia Hills.
Bedeviled by the Congress infighting in Meghalaya and a shifting electoral landscape, unhappy and cast out, Congress MLA’s and MDC’s are scrambling to join in the saffron brigade for the 2018 Assembly polls.

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Outstanding securities issued by Indian states-Aug 18-Part I 18.8.2017 TOI: Intl Business
INDIA-BONDS-SOVEREIGN/OUTSTANDING TABLE:Outstanding securities issued by Indian states-Aug 18-Part I
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Floods disrupt train services in northeast 18.8.2017 Meghalaya Times

AGARTALA/GUWAHATI, Aug 17 (IANS): Due to severe floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, the northeastern region has been cut off by rail from the rest of India for about a week, officials said on Thursday.
“As many railway tracks and stations in Assam, North Bengal and Bihar have been submerged by flood waters, train services have been suspended since August 12,” a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said.

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