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Mukul’s photographs shredded in demand for implementation of ILP

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SHILLONG, July 28: Venting their anger against the non – implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya, activists belonging to the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) tore photographs of the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma and his Cabinet colleagues during a sit – in – protest that they staged here on Thursday.
The activists had torn these photographs and later dumped them in a bin bearing the photograph of Dr. Sangma and on which was inscribed the words ‘Use Me’.

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Indo – Bangladesh fencing to be broken to facilitate elephant movement

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SHILLONG, July 27: Sections of the fencing along the international border between India and Bangladesh will be broken to facilitate the movement of elephants which migrate between the two countries as was informed on Thursday.
Both countries have also decided to constitute a Joint Working Group to draft protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for trans-boundary conservation and management of elephants and their movements in both countries.

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Nitish is Bihar CM again, murmurs of protest within

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PATNA/NEW DELHI, July 27 (IANS): Nitish Kumar was on Thursday sworn in as the Bihar Chief Minister at the head of a JD-U-BJP government, a day after he dumped the RJD and the Congress, but faced murmurs of protest from senior leaders including Sharad Yadav. The Kerala unit of his party snapped ties with him.
Nitish Kumar also came under attack from former allies who called his decision a “betrayal” of the 2015 mandate.
Nitish Kumar, who took the oath of office and secrecy with his former Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP, has to prove his majority in the Assembly on Friday.

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Plain belt residents complain on being overcharged under PMUY

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TURA, July 27: Residents of the plain belt of West Garo Hills (WGH) have alleged that beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujala Yojana (PMUY) being overcharged for the free gas connection that they are eligible for. 
Under PMUY, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families have been earmarked to benefit through paying a minimum of about Rs 1750 for a single gas cylinder as opposed to the Rs 4000 that each one would normally cost, in an effort to ensure clean and safe cooking methods to those that cannot afford it.

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Labourers caught red handed extracting coal

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SHILLONG, July 27: Seven coal labourers were caught red handed while they were extracting coal from a coal quarry in East Jaintia Hills on Thursday in spite of the blanket ban on extraction and transportation of coal in Meghalaya which has been imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

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