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NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. at Sawilgre village, about 14 km from Samanda Block, when the cand...

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BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress

Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP. All the BJP-ruled states are seeing the highest rate of rapes. In Haryana, there were 6 rapes within the span of 10 hours, Prime Minister did...

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I-League: Lajong to host Aizawl in season's final North-Eastern derby

Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) As the I-League approaches its final leg, Shillong Lajong FC will be looking to scavenge as many points as possible when they take on holders Aizawl FC in what promises to be a thrilling match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday. Shillong Lajong FC and Aizawl FC are currently placed at fifth and sixth spot on the points table respectively. Howe...

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Don't fall for BJP's false promises, Gogoi tells Meghalaya voters

Shillong, Feb 17 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday appealed to the Meghalaya voters not to fall for the BJP's false promises of turning it into a model state in case the party was voted to power. They (BJP) promise everything. They will promise even the Moon. They promised to give two lakh jobs annually (before the 2014 general elections). I want to ask them how ...

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BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah

Shillong/Jowai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections. I am here to request you that today there are 19 governments of the BJP and three in the northeastern states... I can see the winds of change and the votes are coming for the BJP in Meghalaya, Nag...

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I-League: Indian Arrows hold Aizawl to 2-2 draw

Vasco, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Arrows staged yet another comeback as they held ten-man Aizawl FC to a 2-2 draw in their I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan here on Friday. Afghanistan defender Masih Saighani gave Aizawl the lead in the 40th minute while Edmund Lalrindika made it all square three minutes into the second half. Aizawl took the lead once again as Dodoz struck in the...

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Looking at BJP's allegations against Meghalaya DGP: EC

Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday said they are yet to establish the facts on the allegations of the BJP accusing Swaraj Bir Singh, Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP), of campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for the February 27 assembly polls. The BJP has given a complaint and we are gathering the facts. Some facts are yet to re...

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Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC

Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be fearless and unbiased to ensure fair voting during the assembly elections. While polling in Tripura will be held on February 18, Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to the polls on February 27. All the three states have their own peculiar...

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BJP 'match fixing' with NPP in Meghalaya elections: Congress

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Thursday accused the BJP of match fixing with the National People's Party (NPP), while terming the United Democratic Party (UDP)its side player for the February 27 assembly polls. Ridiculing the BJP's vision document for Meghalaya polls released by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Congress said the BJP is nationally known now...

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BJP asks poll panel to remove Meghalaya police chief

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday asked the Election Commission to immediate remove Meghalaya's Director General of Police, Swaraj Bir Singh as he has been allegedly campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. In a petition to Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat, the BJP said that Singh, along with some other police officers, has been openly campaig...

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BJP vows to implement 7th pay panel recommendations in Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday released its Vision Document for the February 27 Meghalaya Assembly elections, promising to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations for government employees, regularise contractual employees and provide job to every youth, among others. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released here the document which focuses on development and also pro...

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Will resume coal mining if voted to power in Meghalaya: BJP

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Wooing coal miners to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Meghalaya Assembly polls, the BJP on Thursday promised to resume mining in the state, if voted to power. In its Vision Document released by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the BJP promised to put back on track the coal mining issue in 180 days of forming the government. Coal mining in Meghalaya is...

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Nirmala blames UPA for Nirav banking fraud

Shillong, Feb 15 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday blamed the UPA government for the Rs 11,500 crore fraud in the Punjab National Bank blamed on diamond merchant Nirav Modi and said action will be taken against those responsible. This happened in UPA's time and has been kept suppressed. It is their gift. In fact, we have brought it out. There will be action definitel...

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Modi in Arunachal, targets Congress for corruption

Itangar, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a day-long visit to Arunachal Pradesh and poll-bound Tripura, took a dig at the Congress over what he said was leakage of funds meant for the poor during its rule. There is no dearth of funds in our country. But when a bucket carrying water has a hole, it will leak. That was the situation in our country earlier, Modi told a rally he...

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Congress will form government in Meghalaya on its own: Pala

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Former Union Minister Vincent H. Pala today 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 told jo...

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BJP will have more lies in 'Vision Document' for Meghalaya: Congress

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Wednesday charged the BJP with seeking to spread more lies and false dreams in its Vision Document for the state to be released here by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the February 27 assembly elections. Tomorrow (Thursday), BJP will release its Vision Document. But the question is whether there is a need to release anot...

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Meghalaya poll results will boost the Congress for 2019: Chandy

Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) Voicing confidence that the Congress will retain power in Meghalaya, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said said that the state election results will definitely give a boost to the party in next year's Lok Sabha elections. They (BJP) came to power in 2014 with promises to the people but they could not keep any of these promises and people are u...

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Congress communalizing Meghalaya elections, says BJP

Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused Meghalaya's ruling Congress of communalizing the February 27 assembly polls in the state instead of replying to the chargesheet on the 15 Years of Loot, 15 Years of Destruction during its three terms. The Congress party is creating a negative campaign. The Congress party is communalizing this election. The Congre...

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I-League: East Bengal keep title hopes alive with 1-0 win over Minerva

Panchkula (Haryana), Feb 13 (IANS) Heavyweights East Bengal kept their title hopes alive with an important 1-0 victory over surprise league leaders Minerva Punjab FC in a highly anticipated I-League encounter at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Tuesday. Seasoned campaigner Cavin Lobo scored the winner in the 60th minute as East Bengal, who had to win in order to stay afloat, cut the gap ...

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Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team led by Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat will arrive here on Thursday to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 assembly polls, an official said on Tuesday. Rawat will be accompanied by Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa. The five-year term of the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly will expire on M...

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