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RFYS football tourney to be held in 30 cities

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) is expected to see more than 60,000 student footballers from over 3,500 schools and colleges across 30 Indian cities participate this year, it was announced on Tuesday. The inaugural RFYS football competition in four different categories last year elicited robust participation from schools and colleges in the eight cities...

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Meghalaya and modified automobiles - an age-old love affair

Shillong, July 25 (IANS) There is an endless splendour of natural beauty that would strike you on a visit to Meghalaya. Thick pine forests, green hills, countless waterfalls gushing down the slopes, low-hanging clouds and the like. One, however, also cannot miss the passion of the ordinary people -- their love for potted plants, for instance. Or modified cars. Spotting a Maruti-800 conve...

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Meghalaya CM launches grassroots football programme

Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma officially launched a statewide football grassroots development programme 'Mission Football' amid much fanfare at the packed Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. Mission Football is a pet project of the chief minister for developing a sustainable infrastructure for the sport in all the 11 districts of the state which ha...

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Meghalaya to launch grassroots football development programme

Shillong, July 21 (IANS) A state government-backed football grassroots development programme will be launched with an exhibition match between the north-eastern players and their rest of India counterparts at the floodlit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. A 'pet project' of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, the gala event where all state government dignitaries are expected ...

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NorthEast United launch residential youth football academy

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) on Wednesday took an initiative to nurture football talent across the eight states of the north-east region by launching its own residential youth academy. NEUFC said the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Shillong will offer talented aspiring footballers the best training, education and competition through...

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Eight Meghalaya MLAs don't cast vote in presidential poll

Shillong, July 17 (IANS) Eight legislators in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly abstained from voting in Monday's presidential election, an election official said. According to Congress legislator Kennedy Khyriem, senior party leader and state minister Martin M. Danggo was amongst those who could not cast his vote, as he is undergoing treatment in a Chennai hospital, while Parliamentary S...

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Now an algorithm-based system to facilitate organ transplants

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Aiming to ease the process of finding the right organ donors in India, a medical assistance start-up has developed an algorithm-based system to facilitate donor exchanges for organ transplants. The algorithm is ready and available. The patient's family has to submit the patient details and the pairing will be done. We are addressing liver patients first, as the ...

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Cattle smuggling from India harms Bangladesh dairy industry: BGB

Shillong, July 15 (IANS) The Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday asked its Indian counterpart, the Border Security Force (BSF) to stop cattle smuggling as it is harming their dairy industry. It is a fact that cattle are being smuggled from India to Bangladesh. We have agreed and identified that cattle by itself cannot walk. It is understandable that both countries' nationals are i...

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India-Bangladesh border talks begin in Meghalaya

Shillong, July 12 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Wednesday began a four-day dialogue on border issues, with Dhaka complaining about illegal killings of Bangladeshis and illegal entry of Indians into Bangladesh. A 23-member delegation of the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) led by Additional Director General M. Zahid Hasan arrived here in Meghalaya. U.C. Sarangi, the Inspector General of th...

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Jailed Meghalaya MLA on House panels; women, child activists object

Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor, has been appointed as member of two assembly panels, evoking strong opposition from a women's group. The Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Monday appealed to Assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal to re-look into the appointment of Dorphang as a member of the Committee of Privi...

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Jailed Meghalaya MLA appointed to assembly panels

Shillong, July 10 (IANS) Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of two assembly panels, evoking a strong opposition from a women's group. Dorphang, who is lodged in Shillong jail and facing trial in the case of raping a 14-year-old girl, was appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legisl...

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Northeast traders embrace GST despite digital challenges

Agartala/Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) Amid confusion and initial reluctance, traders in the northeast seem to have finally accepted the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and officials are hopeful that teething troubles will be resolved soon. The Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), the Northeast Chapter of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and...

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Kovind to campaign in Meghalaya on Friday, HSPDP to abstain from voting

Shillong, July 6 (IANS) NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here in this Congress-ruled state of Meghalaya on Friday to seek support for his candidature. The opposition Hill State Democratic People's Party (HSPDP), which has four legislators, on Thursday decided to abstain from voting in the July 7 presidential poll. We have decided to abstain from voting in th...

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After Meira Kumar, Kovind to campaign in Meghalaya on Friday

Shillong, July 6 (IANS) NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here in this Congress-ruled state of Meghalaya on Friday to seek support for his candidature. His visit to Meghalaya is significant in the wake of his rival candidate Meira Kumar claiming that the United Democratic Party (UDP), a constituent of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance, has pledged to support...

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Meira Kumar stirs controversy over support in Meghalaya

Shillong, July 5 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Wednesday stirred a controversy claiming that Meghalaya's opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) would be voting in her favour in the July 17 elections. But UDP chief Donkupar Roy, who is also the Leader of the Opposition, denied pledging support to the former Lok Sabha Speaker, saying that it is ...

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I-League committee refers foreigners' quota issue to AIFF

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The I-League committee on Wednesday referred the foreign players' number issue, raised by five participating clubs, to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) executive committee. According to a statement issued after the meeting held here, the final decision falls under the purview of the AIFF executive committee and whether there would be eight foreigners per ...

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I-League Committee to mull rule on eight foreigners

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The I-League Committee meeting here on Wednesday will resolve whether to implement the eight foreigners per team rule from this season after five of the nine clubs wrote to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) against it. After all I-League clubs met here last month, it was decided that the league will have eight foreigners in each team and five foreigners wi...

20 days ago
I-League Committee to mull rule on eight foreigners

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The I-League Committee meeting here on Wednesday will resolve whether to implement the eight foreigners per team rule from this season after five of the nine clubs wrote to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) against it. After all I-League clubs met here last month, it was decided that the league will have eight foreigners in each team and five foreigners wi...

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Take strict action against Delhi Golf Club, demands NE students group

Shillong, July 4 (IANS) The powerful North East Students Organisation (NESO) has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) to probe the Delhi Golf Club incident where a woman from Meghalaya was asked to leave for wearing a traditional dress. The students' body wrote to NCST chairperson Nand Kumar Sai on Monday seeking severe punishment for the club. We insist the ...

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Kovind and Kumar to campaign in Meghalaya

Shillong, July 4 (IANS) The NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and his rival Meira Kumar will visit the Meghalaya capital this week to drum up support for their candidature. While Kumar, the former Lok Sabha Speaker and the joint opposition candidate, would arrive on Wednesday, Kovind was scheduled to arrive on Friday. The former diplomat-turned politician would address C...

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