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Man absconds with hired cars

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SHILLONG, Sep 20: Acting on complaints filed by the victims of a new kind of fraud, police have recovered four vehicles from Manipur which were taken on hire in Meghalaya.
Informing this here on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police (SP) (City), Vivek Syiem said that recently four cases have been registered at Rynjah Police Station whereby one Thiyam Anand Kumar Singh of Imphal, Manipur had taken 11 high-end vehicles which were taken out by the owners from showroom on Car Finance, on hire, for the purpose of the recent elections at Manipur. The vehicles were however not returned.

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BJP takes to the streets, highlights ‘irregularities’ under Congress rule

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SHILLONG, Sep 20: In an attempt to highlight what it termed as ‘scams and irregularities’ under the Congress led state government, the state youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged an anti – corruption protest rally in the city on Wednesday.
The 2009 education job scam unearthed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), irregularities in electricity bill, deplorable road conditions and others were raised during the protest held at the parking lot near the Additional Secretariat.

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Floating labs to boost innovation in North-East

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NEW DELHI, Sep 20 (IANS): The Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday announced three initiatives to boost innovation, awareness and science in the north-eastern states, with a floating laboratory on the Brahmaputra being one of them.
Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan and senior scientists from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) said the two-storied barge with other small barges or mobile labs in the tributaries will be rolled out this December.

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Rapsang contemplates defamation suit against Paul

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: The president of the Shillong West Block Congress Committee (SWBCC), Mahendro Rapsang is currently consulting legal experts and is contemplating filing a defamation suit against the United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator representing the constituency, Paul Lyngdoh.

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TUR CSWO move Centre against HM Shangpliang

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SHILLONG, Sep 20: The Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) and Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) has demanded an independent inquiry into allegations of abuse of official position on the part of senior bureaucrat, HM Shangpliang.
In a letter to the Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Government of India on Wednesday, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing and TUR leader Angela Rangad said, “We urge you to institute an independent inquiry and to do the needful in the interest of constitutional propriety.”

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NEHU suffering from acute manpower shortage

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SHILLONG, Sep 20: The North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is suffering from acute shortage of manpower both teaching and non-teaching as was revealed through information sought via the RTI Act. 
The RTI filed by a former NEHU student Kynjaimon Amse stated that there are 35 posts of Professor, 52 posts of Associate Professor and 16 posts of Assistant Professor which are lying vacant for many years in the different departments of NEHU.

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Politics has reached its nadir in Meghalaya: BJP

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SHILLONG, Sep 19: Politics in Meghalaya has reached its nadir according to the Bharatiya Janata Party which has come out in strong condemnation of the petrol bomb attack on the residence of United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator, Paul Lyngdoh.

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