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State BJP to counter allegations of divisive politics with legal recourse

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SHILLONG, April 18: Bogged down by continually having to clarify against allegations of being involved in a Hindutva doctrine, popularized for being anti-secular in social networking sites, the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday has decided to put its foot down on such allegations.
Going hammer and tongs against those propagating hate politics by projecting BJP as an anti-Christian party in social networking sites, the BJP state unit is all set to lodge a police complaint against those involved.

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HSPDP to expose daylight robbery at weighbridge

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SHILLONG, April 18: Alleging that there is rampant corruption in one of the weigh bridges run by the state government, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has threatened to storm this particular weighbridge and expose the wrong therein.
In an open letter to the state government, HSPDP chief Ardent M Basaiawmoit said, “If state government fails to immediately put an end to this, we will not hesitate to storm the weighbridge…when we say it, we also mean it.”
He said that the party has been receiving numerous complaints from coal truck owners and drivers about the illegal collection by the government weighbridge at 13th Mile in Ri Bhoi District.

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Ownership survey leaves Tura residents fearing eviction

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TURA, April 17: A huge section of the population living near the main market in Tura in the heart of the town had prayers on their lips after the administration began to survey and take details of ownership of disputed areas belonging near the Sepoy Colony area on the town of Tura on Monday.
Earlier rumours had been circulating over fears of the administration serving notices to most of the house owners, some who have been living there for the past four decades.

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UDP’s sitting MLAs to return to electoral fray in 2018

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SHILLONG, April 17: The United Democratic Party (UDP) has decided to field all its 8 sitting MLAs in the upcoming 2018 state polls.
“We have unanimously decided that all the sitting MLAs will be the official candidates of the party in the 2018 state elections,” UDP chief Donkupar Roy informed after the party’s CEC meeting held here on Monday.

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UDP withdraws support to PDF, Syiem on shaky ground

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SHILLONG, April 17: The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee in the KHADC headed by PN Syiem now hangs in the balance after the United Democratic Party (UDP) decided to pull its support on Monday, bringing an end to speculations on when it would actually do so.
The UDP has not been on good terms with the ruling dispersion in the KHADC, with one of its MDCs, HS Shylla recently even moving a No Confidence Motion against the PDF, in spite of the party being an active member of the coalition then.

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No single religion can be the only source of salvation: Anuragananda Maharaj

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SHILLONG, April 17: The three-day annual celebration of Ramakrishna Mission (RKM), Shillong, which started last Friday at its Ashrama campus in Laitumkhrah, ended on Sunday with deep insights into the lives and teachings of the Holy Trio – Swami Vivekananda, Sarada Devi and Ramakrishna Paramahansa.
Narrating Ramakrishna’s “Sarva Dharma – All religions are equal” and no single religion can be the only source of salvation, the Secretary, RKM Ashrama, Cherrapunjee, Anuragananda Maharaj on Sunday said that “All should have equal respect for all religions”. The Secretary, RKM Ashrama, Chandigarh, Satyeshananda Maharaj said that Ramakrishna is the embodiment of all religions and all sects while recalling Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s “All world religions merges in Ramakrishna Paramahansa”.

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Exchange of prisoners could possibly sort out Jadhav issue

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Kolkata, April 17 (IANS): Former National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Monday said an exchange of prisoners is possibly the only way to sort out the controversy surrounding alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
"From my point of view, an exchange of prisoners is possibly the only way we can sort it (the issue) out," Narayanan said here. But he declined to comment further on the issue.

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