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NCP distances itself from Congress, to contest all 60 seats in 2018 state elections

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SHILLONG, June 16: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has expressed its intention to contest in all the 60 assembly constituencies of Meghalaya in the 2018 state polls even as it added that it will not enter into any pre – poll alliances before these polls.
“We will be putting candidates in all 60 constituencies. There will be not less than 40 seats as in the last elections we fought in only 29,” NCP national secretary cum spokesperson Narendra Verma said here on Friday.

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NGO to stage sit in protest against railways in Ri Bhoi

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SHILLONG, June 16: The emergent meeting of three NGOs was where the Federation of Khasi-Jaintia & Garo People (FKJGP), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) and Ri Bhoi Youth Federation (RBYF) have decided to stage a sit in protest in demand for an immediate stop to the railway project in Ri Bhoi District.
During this emergent meeting that was held here on Friday, the three NGOs have also unanimously condemned the Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma’s proposal that the proposed Shillong railway project should go up-to Sohra, at a time when the state is witnessing turmoil over the issue.

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NEHUTA stages demonstration, calls for VC’s resignation

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SHILLONG, June 16: The North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) in continuation to ongoing protest and exposure of alleged misrepresentation of facts and tampering with minutes of Academic Council and Executive Council organized a demonstration before the office of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. S.K. Srivastava even as it has called for the immediate resignation of the latter on Friday.

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Mukul for facilitation centre at Mendipathar

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SHILLONG, June 15: A facilitation centre may soon come up in the only railway station in Meghalaya, Mendipathar railway station after a directive was issued by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) towards this end.
“Every railway station will have the same kind of facilitation centres proposed in the entry/exit points for road network,” Dr. Sangma said after a review meeting held with the representatives of the NEFR here on Thursday.

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In a democracy, Centre cannot decide what people eat: NCP

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SHILLONG, June 16: Slamming the new cattle slaughter rules which were recently notifed by the BJP led Central Government, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has pointed out that in a democratic system as is followed in India, the Centre cannot decide and impose what people eat.

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Mukul proposes setting up of railway line to Sohra

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SHILLONG, June 15: The state government has proposed that the railway line connecting Shillong with the rest of the country is extended all the way to Sohra such that tourism to one of the wettest places on earth can be given a fillip.
“It will be the most sought after train ride for people especially for romantic couples who would like to visit Meghalaya for honeymoon and anniversary in the midst of beauty and whole charm of nature,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said after he had made this proposal to representatives of the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) whom he had met on Thursday.

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Vendor severs victim’s fingers, ears, makes off with gold ornaments

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SHILLONG, June 15: Taking advantage of a situation wherein he found a 55 year old woman alone at home, a robber disguised as a vendor made off with all of his victim’s gold ornaments after cutting her fingers and ears.
This shocking incident happened at Smit village in the outskirts of Shillong on Wednesday evening when the accused vendor who was selling plastic buckets took advantage on seeing the 55-year-old woman was all alone in her home.

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