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Shillong becomes a favoured tourist destination in the North-East

Shillong, Mar 17 (ANI): If you believe there’s no nightlife in the northeast! Think again! Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, comes alive in the late evening with the opening of roadside eateries, discos, theaters and shopping malls. It is a happening tourist hotspot. With the increase of tourists in the city, new hotels and business establishments have set up shops. There are seventeen recognized tourist spots in the city and the state government is planning to open a few more. Meghalaya is a state of great scenic and natural beauty. Undulating rivers, waterfalls, sparkling mountain ranges and streams all add up to the charm of the place. Mar 17, 2014
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Centre forms committee to look into Bodoland demand

Bodoland, Mar 17 (ANI): Former home secretary G K Pillai has been appointed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to study and examine the demand for a separate state of Bodoland. GK Pillai will soon visit Kokrajhar to consult all sections of the society on the viability of Bodoland. The committee will submit its report to the Ministry within 9 months. A 12 member Bodo delegation, comprising representatives from the ABSU, People’s Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement, United Democratic People’s Front and the Bodoland People’s Progressive front, was in New Delhi recently. They held meetings with senior government officials to pitch their demand for a separate state. Mar 17, 2014
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Pro-Russian Crimeans celebrate in Simferopol after vote

Flags, chants and music plus plenty of alcohol filled the streets of Crimea's main cities Sunday after voters backed joining Russia and breaking away from Ukraine in a disputed referendum. Duration: 01:03 Mar 17, 2014
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Crimea votes to join Russia amid Western outrage

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favour of joining former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Durstion: 00:36 Mar 17, 2014
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Ukrainian PM rejects referendum in Crimea

Crimeans voted Sunday in a unique referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe's eastern frontier. Duration: 00:55 Mar 17, 2014
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4,000 pro-Russian Ukrainians protest in Donetsk

Approximately 4,000 pro-Russian protesters gathered in Lenin Square in central Donetsk on Sunday, calling for a referendum in their own region, as Crimeans voted on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia. Duration: 01:12 Mar 17, 2014
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Ukraine, Russia agree brief Crimea truce: Kiev

Ukraine's defence minister said Sunday his forces in Crimea had reached a temporary truce with Russia aimed at easing tensions surrounding the Black Sea peninsula's high-stakes secession referendum. Duration: 00:49 Mar 17, 2014
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War, the latest visitor to Syria's fabled Palmyra

Syria's fabled desert Greco-Roman oasis of Palmyra saw its last tourist in September 2011, six months after the uprising began. Its most recent visitors are violence and looting. Duration: 01:42 Mar 16, 2014
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Tatars boycott Crimea referendum on joining Russia

In Bakhchysaray - the main centre of Crimea's native Muslim Tatar community - many Tatars said they were boycotting the referendum and wanted to stay as part of Ukraine. Duration: 01:28 Mar 16, 2014
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Ukrainians divided over Crimea referendum

As crimeans took to the polls on Sunday to vote on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia, Ukranians in Kiev worried about the result of a referendum they consider illegal. Duration: 01:27 Mar 16, 2014
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India pauses search for missing Malaysian Airliner

Port Blair, March 16 (ANI): India on Sunday has put on hold its search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at the request of the government in Kuala Lumpur, which wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is suspected of being deliberately flown off course. India had been combing two areas - one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; and a second, further west, in the Bay of Bengal. Both operations have been suspended, but may yet resume, defence officials said. Military officials in Port Blair said that the search operation was not over, and they were still on standby and were awaiting instructions from Malaysia. Mar 16, 2014