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After months of languishing in Bangladesh, abducted trader finally returns home

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Tura, Sep 11: After more than 3 months of being kidnapped by Bangladeshi criminals, being taken across the border into another country, escaping from the clutches of his kidnappers and reaching police safety in Bangladesh, 66 year old Phalgun Arengh of Purakhasia finally crossed over to India after he was handed over at Dawki in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) border between the two countries.

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Cleanliness to reflect prestige of Secretariat

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SHILLONG, Sep 11: Cleanliness will be maintained so as to uphold the prestige of the Secretariat and in this regard, the Secretariat Administration Department (SAD) will take immediate steps to ensure that the Secretariat is in a spic and span state.
Informing this here on Tuesday, the state’s SAD Minister, Samlin Malngiang said, “I will immediately convene a meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) for taking necessary action on this matter. I agree that cleanliness is of utmost importance to preserve the prestige and honour of our secretariat.”

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Assam bans plying of mechanized boats from entire river system

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GUWAHATI, Sep 11 (IANS): The BJP-led Assam government has decided to stop plying of mechanized boats on the entire river system of the state and convert all the single-engine ferries into double engine ones to ensure safety.
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, who held a review meeting at the Directorate of Inland Water Transport on Tuesday, said no mechanized country boats (known as bhut-bhutis) will be allowed to ply on the river in the entire river system until further orders.

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Amidst rising fuel prices, Mukul demands relief measures from MDA

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SHILLONG, Sep 10: With fuel prices rising to record highs all over the country, the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has urged the present Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) state government to do its part in providing relief to the residents of the state.
“When situation like this arises, the state government can give relief. Some of the states are thinking of that, I think the Rajasthan government is thinking of that so therefore we will also look at why the state government should not also do that,” Dr. Sangma had said here on Monday.

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Series of meetings lined up on Sweepers’ Colony issue

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SHILLONG, Sep 11: The High Level Committee (HLC) constituted to look into the relocation of Sweepers’ Colony is yet to submit its recommendation to the government and is still carrying on with the process of meeting with all the stakeholders before submitting its recommendations to the state government.

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BJP has robbed people of their mandate: Luizinho Faleiro

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SHILLONG, Sep 10: The AICC general secretary in-charge North East Luizinho Faleiro has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of robbing the mandate of the people while further alleging that the Saffron Party has manipulated the Governor’s offices in a few states.
“They (BJP) robbed the mandate of the people of Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya. So once they robbed it, it has to legitimately come back to the people because it is the people who decide whom they elect,” Faleiro said here on Monday.

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NDA promoting culture of vengeance and vendetta: State Congress

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SHILLONG, Sep 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre is promoting a culture of ‘vengeance’ and ‘vendetta’, according to the Congress party in Meghalaya which has berated the Saffron Party for this.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary in-charge North East Luizinho Faleiro, who took part in the party’s protest walk against the rise in prices of petroleum products in the country which was held here on Monday said that this culture of intolerance, culture of hatred, culture of vengeance, culture of vendetta, looks to be their (BJP) prime objective and prime agenda and development has taken the back stage.

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