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Former Youth Congress leader dupes woman of Rs 2.5 lakhs

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TURA, Sep 18: A former president of the district Youth Congress (Bajengdoba) has allegedly duped a woman that he was living with for the past six years of an amount of Rs 2.5 lakhs after promising to marry the woman who is now pregnant.
The victim (Biana GK Sangma), had been in a live in relationship with Siljohn N Sangma for over 6 years and were living together in the village of Adokgre, where the woman is a teacher. However when the family of the victim went to fix a date for marriage, they were shocked to see that Siljohn did not want to marry her. In fact just two days after the visit by the victim’s family, the accused got engaged to another girl.

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Alliance with HSPDP hampering UDP prospects for 2018

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: The recent alliance that was entered into with the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has led to a lot of distress among the members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) to the extent that it has led to a mass exodus of party members of late.
This concern was expressed by the youth wing of the UDP, which raised the issue with the general secretary of the party, Dr. Jemino Mawthoh on Monday.

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Tripura is first state to set up district family welfare committees

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AGARTALA, Sep 18 (IANS): Tripura on Monday became the first state in the country to set up family welfare district committees to deal with the issue of fake and biased complaints by women against their husbands, in-laws and husband’s relatives, as per an apex court directive.
State Governor Tathagata Roy in the presence of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and other high dignitaries formally launched the family welfare committees in all eight districts in Tripura at a function in Tripura High Court.

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Modi inaugurates Narmada dam, says will ‘live and die’ for people’s dreams

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DABHOI (Gujarat), Sep 17 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ambitious 138 metre inter-state Sardar Sarovar Dam project on Narmada river on his 67th birthday on Sunday, linking it with his “mission” to create a new India and roared: “I will live for your dreams, I will die for your dreams.”
The Prime Minister, who was expected to reach the dam site at Kevadiya Colony around 9.15 a.m. from Gandhinagar after receiving blessings from his octogenarian mother Heeraba, had to take a de tour due to bad weather. He landed in Dabhoi and travelled to Kevadiya Colony by car, reaching a little over an hour later.

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Blunder in Ranikor will ensure Congress victory: UDP members

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: Members of the Ranikor Circle of the United Democratic Party (UDP) have opined that a blunder on the part of the party in the constituency will ensure the victory of the Congress candidate and sitting legislator, Martin M Danggo in the upcoming 2018 polls.
Around 18 leaders and workers of the UDP-RC have also decided to quit the party in protest against its failure to allot the party ticket to Air Marshall Diengngan, who had just joined the party earlier last month.

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Amit Shah visit postponed

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SHILLONG, Sep 18: The visit of the BJP national chief Amit Shah to Shillong has been postponed to October 7 next.
Informing this here on Monday, BJP state vice president JA Lyngdoh said, “Due to unavoidable circumstances the visit of the national president Amit Shah has been postponed to October 7.”

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14-yr old’s 6 months of ordeal through hell and back

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TURA, Sep 17: A 14 year old minor, who went missing about 6 months ago, resurfaced after allegedly escaping from the place where she was confined and abused over the past few months by a group of men while she remained constantly drugged.
The story of the 14 year old, who endured a lifetime worth of hurt came forth after her brave escape from the clutches of her captor(s), the leader being her 22 year old alleged boyfriend.

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