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Voting for regional parties is voting for BJP: Gogoi

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: Assam MP, Tarun Gogoi has urged the people of Meghalaya not to vote for the regional parties in the ensuing Assembly polls while claiming that doing so will be akin to voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Justifying this statement, Gogoi said that the regional parties here are being used as a back door for the BJP, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath to enter Meghalaya.

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Congress seeks immediate ban of BJP charge sheet

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: Arguing that the BJP’s charge sheet against the Congress released by the Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons fails to meet the legal requirements under Representation of People Act, 1951, the Congress party has sought an immediate ban of this document.
Seeking this ban, the Congress had filed an official complaint with the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor on Wednesday.

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I have raised the bar of development for next government: Mukul

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TURA, Feb 14: Enumerating the interventions of his government, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that he has raised the bar for the next government to be formed in Meghalaya.
Dr. Sangma had made this statement at Babadam in the outskirts of Tura town where he was campaigning for sitting Congress legislator Noverfield R. Marak.

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Daniel Syiem unveils ‘Shakilum’ at Lakme Fashion Week

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: The Co-founder of Daniel Syiem’s Ethnic Fashion House, Daniel Syiem unveiled his collection entitled ‘ShaKiLum’ at the Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.
The collection which was inspired by the beautiful landscape of Meghalaya was made entirely of Ryndia – a hand woven Eri silk from Ri-Bhoi District. His collection was part of an initiative by IMG Reliance to promote and showcase North-eastern fabrics and designs.

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Workers Union launches Bread and Roses campaign on V Day

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: Valentine’s Day this year saw the launch of the ‘Bread and Roses Campaign’ through which the members of the workers’ union has demanded their rights.
The Campaign includes an 18-point Working Peoples’ Charter which was presented along with an empty rice plate and a rose to various political parties both national and regional seeking their commitment towards fulfilling the various demands within February 20.

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Rs 14 Lakhs seized in poll bound Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: A total of Rs 14 lakh has been seized by the flying squads of the Election department in the state capital of Meghalaya in the past 24 hours.

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Congress will form government in Meghalaya on its own: Pala

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SHILLONG, Feb 14 (IANS): Former Union Minister Vincent H. Pala has exuded confidence that Meghalaya’s ruling Congress will come to power on its own after the February 27 assembly elections.
“We (Congress) are contesting in all the 60 assembly constituencies alone. In the past, Congress has worked with like-minded parties but this time, the party alone will form the government,” he said here.

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