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Congress ‘cleanses’ Assam college over RSS’ training camp

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GUWAHATI, July 22 (IANS): The Congress on Saturday “cleansed” with milk a college located at Mariani in Assam’s tea-rich Jorhat district after the college authorities allowed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to organise a training camp in the campus.
Congress sitting MLA from Mariani constituency, Rupjyoti Kurmi staged a protest and dharna in front of the college and locked the campus from outside, opposing the move of the college principal to allow the “religious minded” RSS to organize a training camp within the campus. The RSS has organised a 10-day training camp in the college from July 18.

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Shortage of ammunition: Army can’t fight full scale war

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NEW DELHI, July 22 (IANS): The Indian Army is battling critical shortage of ammunition, especially for its tanks and artillery, and 121 out of the total 152 types of munition do not meet the minimum levels needed to fight a full-scale war, the government auditor has found.
In its latest report on the Army and ordnance factories tabled in Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said that in the last few years, no significant improvement was made in the availability of War Wastage Reserve (WWR), which is ammunition needed to meet the requirements of 40 days of intense war or a full-scale war.

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WGH school building in shambles for over 7 years

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TURA, July 21: The poor state of rural educational infrastructure in the West Garo Hills region once again came to the fore after the discovery of a school in remote Bolbokgre near Jengjal which has literally been missing its roof since the past 7 years or so.
The matter came to light after a social media post by a concerned resident showed the poor condition of the school which resembled a cow shed than a fully functioning school itself. The school, identified as Bolbokgre Government LP School has literally been functioning with just a few benches and a blackboard, albeit sans a proper roof.

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Nagaland CM Zeliang wins floor test comfortably

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KOHIMA, July 21 (IANS): Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Friday won the floor test in the state Assembly.
He won the vote by a margin of 47. Zeliang got the support of 36 Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators, four BJP legislators and seven Independent members in the 60-member Assembly.
Former Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu secured 11 votes — 10 of the NPF and one Independent. Liezietsu was not present in the Assembly as he is not a member.

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Government moves towards turning Meghalaya into a football powerhouse

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SHILLONG, July 23: Making a strong move towards tapping the footballing talent in the state, the Government of Meghalaya on Friday approved the mission document for the launching of the Mission Football.
The mission document, which will be released on Saturday, has been drafted by the Sports and Youth Affairs department with a special focus on nurturing talents and attracting investments for creating football infrastructure in the state.
The state government has earmarked Rs 560 crore as the supporting budget for implementing the various programmes under the mission.

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LJP demands job reservation in private sector firms

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SHILLONG, July 21: Lauding the Prime Minister statement on reservation policy, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Meghalaya has demanded that job reservation policies are implemented in private sector firms in the state due to the decrease of job opportunities in the government sector.
“The LJP demands that an arrangement be immediately made to provide reservations in Private Sector firms due to the decrease in government jobs,” LJP state president Jamil Ahmed said.

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Meghalaya gets its first Open Air Amphitheatre

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SHILLONG, July 21: The first Open Air Amphitheatre was officially inaugurated by the Meghalaya Minister in charge Arts and Culture, R V Lyngdoh at the Tribal Research Institute Campus, Mawlai Nongkwar, Shillong on Friday.

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