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568-kg ladoo cut on Modi's 68th birthday

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS): Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday unveiled a huge ladoo weighing 568 kg at an event organised in New delhi to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 68th birthday.
The ladoo was cut by Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International social service organization, which has been celebrating September 17 as "Swachhta Diwas" since 2015.
The organisation also held a photography exhibition at Constitution Club in the national capital, showcasing the works done by Modi. Two coffee table books on his life were also launched at the event.

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Hizbul Mujahideen plans to expand network in Assam

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Guwahati, Sep 16 : Assam police have cracked down on the Hizbul Mujahideen module in the state by arresting four suspected Hizbul terrorists after the Uttar Pradesh police had arrested an Assam origin Hizbul terrorist in the north Indian state.
Assam police have so far arrested four suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from different locations of the state in past 48 hours.
According to the Assam police, the Kashmiri separatist terrorist group had sent money to Assam to expand organisational base and also to set up sleeper cells in the state.

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26-year-old MBA student lynched to death in Manipur

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Guwahati, Sep 16 : Another horrific mob lynching incident was happened in the north eastern region and now it happened in Manipur.
A 26-year-old MBA student was lynched to death by a mob on suspicion of being bike thief.
The incident took place at Tharoijam Awang Leikai under Lamsgang assembly constituency in Manipur’s Imphal West district on September 13.

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Kohli defends rise in fuel prices

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: Justifying the rise in fuel prices which has resulted in an uproar throughout the country, BJP national spokesperson and in-charge Meghalaya, Nalin Kohli said that the present situation is just a temporary one.
“The government is studying the situation and it is only a temporary situation,” Kohli had said after a party meeting which was held here on Saturday.
According to him, the spike in fuel prices is on two accounts – one is global factors which are not in India’s control and the second reason is the fall of the Rupee which is part of the global movement of currency.

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Arunachal didn't get proper hand-holding from Centre

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Itanagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday rued that Arunachal Pradesh did not receive proper hand-holding from the Central government ever since the time it was granted statehood.
"Arunachal should develop at their own pace safeguards to ensure their well-being," he said at the first-ever joint conference of Anganwadi and ASHA workers held in Tawang, bordering China.

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Forum writes to PM on dilapidated condition of NH 51, 62

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Tura, Sep 16:  The Achik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) today raised the matter of the extremely poor condition of both the National Highway 62 and 51 to the office of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, seeking to highlight the problems being faced as well as trying to find a resolution to the problem.
In a memo sent to the office of the PMO, the NGO pointed out that the state of Meghalaya was strategically important though economically under developed mainly due to the poor condition of road connectivity between parts of the state.

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Williamnagar waiting 10 years for completion of bridge

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WILLIMANAGAR, Sep 15: A conglomeration of NGOs from the town of Williamnagar has served a 15 day ultimatum to complete work on an old incomplete bridge on the outskirts of the town of Williamnagar in East Garo Hills which has been lying incomplete for over a decade.
The ultimatum was served on Thursday last by a conglomeration of NGOs including the GSU, FAF, AIGU and ICFS who threatened further agitation if their demand for the completion of work on the bridge (Rongap) in Baiza is not met by September 28. The memorandum to this effect was submitted to the deputy commissioner (Incharge) of EGH, SK Marak.

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