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Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh passes away

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NEW DELHI, Sep 16 (IANS): Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, who was on Saturday admitted to Army Hospital (R&R) here after a suspected massive heart attack and in a critical condition, has passed away, a defence official said. He was 98.
The end came at 7.47 p.m., the official said.

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Assam to close over 100 schools with zero enrolment

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GUWAHATI, Sep 16: While Assam is going to celebrate the second phase of Gunotsav in the primary schools of 12 districts of the state next month to develop education policy, a report on the primary education system of Assam has indicated that there are over 400 primary schools running with zero enrolment.
A top official of state education department said that, a total of 434 government run primary schools have been detected with zero enrolment in 2016-17.

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Villagers capture timber smugglers in absence of police

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TURA, Sep 15: Alert villagers of Chiading in East Garo Hills (EGH) caught three vehicles smuggling illegal timber just about a km from the Chiading police station even as the entire police station was deserted on Friday.
According to sources, the illegal timber was bound for Assam and was being ferried through the highway at about 1 am when the vehicles were stopped. Unfortunately due to a lack of police personnel, all the people involved in the transport of timber were able to make a run for it and escape. The incident occurred just about 1 km away from the West Garo Hills border.

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Improved air connectivity essential to tap tourist boom: MSPB

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: Improving air connectivity in Meghalaya is essential if the state is going to take advantage of the recent boom in the tourism sector as observed by the Meghalaya State Planning Board.
“The urgency (for better air connectivity) is in view that there have been 9 lakh domestic tourists and 8,500 foreign tourists who have visited the state last year,” MSPB co-chairman John F Kharshiing said after a meeting with the officials of the transport department here on Friday.

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Rowell, Prestone and Dhar brothers forgo Congress tickets

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: Their decision not to obtain application forms for a Congress party ticket has confirmed that former deputy chief minister Rowell Lyngdoh, former PHE minister Prestone Tynsong, former C&RD minister Sniawbhalang Dhar and his brother Ngaitlang Dhar wil not be seeking re – election from the Congress party.

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Mukul accuses Centre of delaying efforts to solve NGT ban

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SHILLONG, Sep 15: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has questioned the delay on the part of the BJP led NDA government at the centre to examine the state’s proposal to invoke Para 12 (a) of the sixth schedule to resolve the NGT ban on coal mining in the state. In this regard, he has also questioned whether this delay is intentional.
“What prevents the BJP government from further examining this or are they intentionally blocking it? That means they are conniving to deprive our people from the benefit of the provision of the Constitution,” Dr. Sangma said.

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AGHSSASTA raises concerns over DElEd

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TURA, Sep 15: While thanking the NIOS for the extension of the deadline for the registering into D.El.Ed the All Garo Hills SSA School Teachers Accosiation (AGHSSASTA) however expressed their unhappiness over graduate teachers also needing to complete an improvement exam.

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