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20 dead, houses swept away in Manipur landslides

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Imphal, Aug 01 (IANS): At least 20 people were killed and several houses swept away as a landslide, caused by heavy rain, devastated a village in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Saturday, officials said.
The death toll is likely to increase, officials here said adding that many people still missing.
An official of the state disaster management wing said that the tragedy took place after a massive landslide hit Joumol village, about 170 km south of Imphal.
"Assam Rifles jawans and villagers from the nearby areas have rushed to the spot immediately after the disaster and rescued many people from the area," the official said.

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DC shoots down allegations, says flags are not Pakistan’s

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SHILLONG, Aug 01: Flags which were alleged by a legislator to belong to ‘Pakistan’ were however found to be just ‘decorative flags’ to mark a festive occasion of a particular religious group in the state’s capital.
This was ascertained by a team led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and a Magistrate deputed by the East Khasi Hills (EKH) district administration after conducting an inquiry into the alleged raising of flags belonging to Pakistan in one of the localities of the city.
“Finally, it has been found out that they are not Pakistani flags as alleged,” the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of EKH district, Peter S Dkhar informed newsmen here on Saturday.

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Tripura government doctors stop private practice

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Agartala, Aug 01 (IANS): Government doctors in Tripura have stopped private practice from Saturday following a high court ruling.
The All Tripura Government Doctors' Association (ATGDA) and the Tripura chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have opposed the ban and filed a review petition before the Tripura High Court.
Earlier this week, a delegation of both the associations led by P.K. Paul met Health Secretary M. Nagaraju and pressed for withdrawal of the health department order banning private practice.

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NGT hauls up state for non submission of mining plan

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TURA, July 31: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has hauled up the state government once again for the non - deliverance of the mining plan that was supposed to have been provided to the Tribunal for starting of mining within the state.
“The next hearing has been set for September 29 and 30 in Shillong. There will be no further extensions provided by the NGT for transportation unless the state government provides a mining plan for the state”, said lawyer Saurabh Sharma from Delhi.

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NH51 in a state of duress, export of stones makes condition worse

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TURA, Aug 01: The state of the National Highway 51 from Tura to Dalu has begun to give goose bumps of the worst kind to drivers and all those who frequent the road. Constant carpeting on the road without actually breaking it down for repair has left almost about 2 feet of only tar on a narrow stretch of road measuring about 4 metres making maneuvering extremely dangerous.
Further the depth by the banks of the road on both sides, after constant erosion has made many a hardy driver sweat.
The above is besides the innumerable potholes, some as deep as one feet and as wide as 2 metres that are a constant on the whole stretch of 50 kms of NH. Added to the woes of the people of the region, lorries carrying stones for export through Dalu have made travel even more dangerous.

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NEHU issues mark sheets with serious snags

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TURA, July 31: Mark sheets provided to students by the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) this year has suddenly become an object of ridicule after the mark sheets provided to students were fraught with mistakes in percentages as well as totals.
A copy of a student’s marksheet of the final year Bachelor of Science (Honours) Revised February / March 2015 declared recently will make anyone sit up and take notice and is sure to bring about confusion. The mark sheets are so confusing that it would take anyone time to figure out the percentage or the actual result.

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Pakistani flags flutter in Them Mawbah, Ardent lodges complaint

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SHILLONG, July 31: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit on Friday lodged a complaint with the district administration of East Khasi Hills (EKH) after he reportedly found Pakistani flags tied along a stretch of Them Mawlong.
In his meeting with the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of EKH, PS Dkhar, Basaiawmoit urged him to ensure that people do not misuse national flags, especially those of other countries by tying them in such a manner.

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