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Transporting food grain for northeast India via Bangladesh begins

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Agartala, June 09 (IANS): Transporting food grain for the mountainous northeastern states of India via Bangladesh has begun, and the first consignment is expected to reach Tripura within 10 to 15 days, officials said Sunday.
"A barge carrying the first consignment of 3,000 tonnes of food grain for Tripura left Haldia port (in West Bengal) Thursday for Ashuganj river port in Bangladesh. From Ashuganj port, the food grain would be ferried to Tripura by road," a senior official of the Tripura food department said.

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ANVC(B) Chairman goes missing, outfit threatens of returning to jungle

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Shillong, June 08: ANVC(B) has served a deadline of 24 – hours to Meghalaya Police to produce their Chairman, Rimpu N Marak, failing which they will return back to jungle.
ANVC(B) Publicity Secretary, Doang Shira informed that the outfit’s Chairman has been missing since June 5 last, apparently after police teams conducted a raid at Babupara on the same evening in – between 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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Environmentalists, NGOs ask NGT to intervene in environmental clearances

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SHILLONG, June 08: Claiming that the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and public hearings being conducted by Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) are ‘lopsided’, noted environmentalists and NGOs on Saturday sought the intervention of National Green Tribunal (NGT) on how environmental clearances are being awarded to cement plants in the state.
Participating in the interactive session during a program organized on ‘role and function of the NGT’ held in city, environmentalists and NGOs said NGT should intervene into the matter by directing the MSPCB on the need to re-strategize and change the ways of conducting these public hearings and EIAs taking into account the need to protect and conserved the environment.

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Blacklist CMJ University: HRD Minister

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SHILLONG, June 07: Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Dr MM Pallam Raju on Friday stated that the University Grants Commission (UGC) must blacklist the controversial CMJ University and put up its name in its website informing the public that it is “selling fake PhD degrees all over the country and even abroad”.
“As things stand, all UGC can do is, list the CMJ University in its website stating that this is a university of disrepute giving fraudulent degrees,” Dr Raju told reported on the sideline of a function in a city college.

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NEHUTA, NEHUNSA demand judicial inquiry into functioning of Rai, Tandon

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SHILLONG, June 08: The teaching and non-teaching staff associations of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) – NEHUTA and NEHUNSA – have demanded for a full judicial inquiry into the functioning of two Vice – Chancellors (VC) of University, Prof. A.N. Rai, and his predecessor Prof. P. Tandon, from the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Dr MM Pallam Raju.

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Maoist have established strong bases in Assam and Meghalaya

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Guwahati, June 07: Maoist has established strong bases in Assam and Meghalaya and continued its recruitment drive in the two North Eastern states.
A top Maoist leader Aklanta Rabha alias Maheshji said on Friday before media in Guwahati, when he was produced before a local court.

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Student attempts suicide after revelation of CMJ University anomalies’

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Direct Govt to check Univ credentials: KSU to Guv
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SHILLONG, June 07: The effect of revelation of the alleged anomalies in the functioning of the controversial CMJ University, besides its degrees being rendered invalid, has had much serious effect on the students’ wherein a student recently tried to commit suicide.
A delegation of students, which met Governor RS Mooshahary here on Friday, informed that some students from the Jorabat campus have become mentally disturbed and one even tried to commit suicide as their career was in jeopardy.
The delegation of students, headed by Khasi Student’s Union (KSU), President, Daniel Khyriem met the Governor to discuss on the irregularities within CMJ and to find out immediate solution to their problems.

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