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Dreaded Sohan D Shira falls to a fusillade of bullets

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: In the biggest breakthrough for the police in its effort to eradicate militancy from the Garo Hills region, East Garo Hills (EGH) police gunned down the elusive commander in chief of the biggest outfit in the state, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira on Saturday.
The GNLA chief was killed in a gun fight with the police at about 11:51 am near the village of Dobu Anchengbok, under Dobu outpost and was led by the police SF -10 team. Shira suffered bullet wounds to the head and the chest leading to his death.

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Madhav slams Tharoor for ‘wagging tail’ comment

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: The National General Secretary of the BJP, Ram Madhav has slammed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for comparing the National People’s Party (NPP) with the wagging tail of a dog. Madhav said that Tharoor was at “his indecent best” and that it is “an insult to the people of Meghalaya”.

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Congress promises a job to 1 youth per family

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: The Congress party has promised to provide jobs to one youth in every family of the state while adding that it will create over 3 lakh jobs if it is voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
The party in its manifesto also promised to enhance insurance cover for the MHIS over and above the Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover announced by the Central government besides providing basic income to over 4 lakh farmers.
 The 20-page manifesto was released on Saturday in three places of the state – Tura, Shillong and Jowai – by the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma, AICC in-charge CP Joshi and Deputy Chief Minister, Roytre C Laloo respectively.

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Conrad’s family pales in comparison to Mukul: MPYC

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: The Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) has downplayed the contributions made by Tura MP, Conrad Sangma and his entire family.
What Conrad Sangma’s family could not do in 40 years Mukul Sangma did in 4 years. We are living witnesses to the developmental changes taking place like never before,” MPYC president, Richard Marak said on Saturday.

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BJP demands apology from Congress and Tharoor

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: Reacting sharply to a comment made by senior Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor, the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded an apology from the grand old party.
Expressing his shock over the language used by Tharoor, BJP national spokesman Nalin Kohli said, “We demand an apology from both Dr Shashi Tharoor as well as the Congress party for this totally condemnable comment.”

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BJP has dominated politics in the North East: Rijiju

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SHILLONG, Feb 24: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dominated politics in the North East according to its MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Kiren Rijiju who expressed his confidence that this trend will continue in Meghalaya where the saffron party will form the next government.
“These three elections are defining elections because we are going in a big way and will form the government,” Rijiju, who arrived in the state’s capital here after campaigning in Nagaland said here on Saturday.

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Sohan’s death raises some pertinent questions

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TURA, Feb 24: While the entire state now heaves a sigh of relief after the encounter killing of the commander in chief of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira, questions are now being raised about the incident as well as the crime scene which according to some may have been tampered with.
“The scene of the encounter seems to have been tampered with as in one photo of Sohan’s gun, two plastics bags are visible and in another, the same have been removed,” said the president of the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO), Agnes Kharshiing on Saturday.

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