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Modi opens 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati

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GUWAHATI, Feb 05 (IANS): Invoking the historical bond between the South Asian nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to sportspersons to play for peace, prosperity and in full vigour and enthusiasm so that they can remember the 12th South Asian Games even after they are over.
Declaring open the Games at a brightly-lit Sarusojai stadium here, Modi said that he felt “privileged and honoured to be among sportspersons from our neighbourhood and brothers and sisters from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries”.

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GNLA stages ambush in SGH, 2 policemen injured

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TURA, Feb 05: 2 policemen suffered minor injuries after the convoy they were travelling in came under militant fire from suspected cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) near the village of Jadigittim in South Garo Hills (SGH) district. The injured policemen belonged to the 4th battalion of the Meghalaya Police (MLP) and were rushed to the town of Williamnagar nearby in East Garo Hills (EGH) district.

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Reprieve for Faith, Clan based organizations in Service Rules stipulation

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SHILLONG, Feb 05: Under pressure, the Congress led state government on Friday approved the Meghalaya Services (Conduct) (Amendment) Rules, 2015 which seeks to direct government servants to furnish information to the government on holding office in community based organization, association, traditional body or society.
According to the new amended rules, faith based and clan based organizations are excluded from the term – community based organization, association, traditional body or society.

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5 GNLA OGWs arrested by WKH police

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TURA, Feb 05: West Khasi Hills (WKH) police on Friday arrested 5 over ground workers of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) after an operation was launched by the Swift Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel of the district.

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Govt to highlight initiatives in affidavit on state’s health care services

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SHILLONG, Feb 05: The Meghalaya government on Friday said it will soon submit its affidavit to the High Court on the various initiatives taken up towards improving the health-care scenario in the state.  
Addressing pressmen after a cabinet meeting held here on Friday, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed that he had immediately reviewed the health care scenario in the state following the recent High Court order.

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Pawan Hans services extended in state

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SHILLONG, Feb 05: The Meghalaya government on Friday decided to extend the services of the Pawan Hans helicopter for another six months.
Addressing newsmen after a cabinet meeting held here on Friday, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said, “We have approved the proposal of the Transport department for extending of the ongoing services of the Pawan Hans helicopters for another six months under the same conditions and terms.”

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Shillong youth detained at Mumbai airport

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SHILLONG, Feb 05: A student from the state’s capital was alleged detained by the authorities of the Mumbai International Airport for not possessing proper documents while travelling.
Sources informed that the youth has been identified as M Nongbri from Golflink area in the city.

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