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Nongkhlaw Clan donates 1000 acres of land at Them Iew Malong

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: Seeking the betterment of the indigenous tribal people, the Nongkhlaw clan has donated a plot of its land in Them Iew Malong to the Hima Myllienm which will see that this is used for the intended purpose.
The land documents including the agreement signed in the year 1863 which clearly stated that the land belongs to the Nongkhlaw clan was handed over by the clan’s myntri (minister) Iaineh Nongkhlaw to the Acting Syiem of Hima Mylliem Ainam Manik Syiem during a meeting held in the city here on Monday.

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Shillong’s 80 days of night curfew comes to an end

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: Monday saw the end of the night curfew that has been imposed in Shillong city for 80 days now.
The curfew was imposed after violence erupted in the Motphran – Mawkhar area of the city on May 31 last. This had prompted the district administration of East Khasi Hills (EKH) district to clamp down curfew on June 1 in the affected areas and in the entire city after an altercation at Them Iew Mawlong and the subsequent mob fury on May 31.

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Demand raised for bridge over Umkhen river

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: A demand has been raised for the construction of a bridge over the Umkhen river connecting Madanrting and Jyntah village.
Submitting a memorandum to the deputy chief minister in-charge PWD Prestone Tynsong here on Monday, National People’s Party (NPP) MDC from Sohryngkham Pyniaid Sing Syiem said, “We request you to construct a bridge over Wah Umkhen to connect Jyntah village and Madanrting so as to ease the problems faced daily by commuters from the harassment by the authorities of the Assam Regiment.”

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SC to hear plea on AFSPA dilution

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS): The Supreme Court will hear on September 4 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will hear the matter. The bench is already hearing a plea by kin of victims of alleged fake shootouts or extra-judicial executions in Manipur by state police and the armed forces.

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Assam Regiment cites public safety as reason for bridge closure

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: The Assam Rifles has cited public safety as the reason for its decision to prevent civilians using a footbridge over the Umkhen River connecting Madanrting and Jyntah village.
“The Military authorities have blocked the old, British era pedestrian bridge over Wah Umkhen River near Assam Regimental Centre, which falls in A-1 Defence Land. This area has Army’s Rifle Range and learners driving track complex for the newly trained driver’s hugging the bank of the river, demanding restricted access and movement in the area.

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Chairman of postscribed ZUF arrested from WJH

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: Acting on intelligence inputs, West Jaintia Hills police on Friday arrested the Chairman and Information Secretary of a Manipur based militant group Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) from West Jaintia Hills.
The chairman Raitu Chawang (66) alias Raitu and information secretary, Gengchung Pou Namthuiyang (43) alias Dangmei were travelling in a Night Super Bus from Silchar towards Guwahati.

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Rs 1000 crore earmarked for MSMEs of North East

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SHILLONG, Aug 20: M Sreenivasulu, Director of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise- Development Institute, Guwahati stated that the Government of India (GOI) has earmarked around Rs 1,000 crore for implementation of various schemes for Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) for the North East region for the current financial year.
While addressing a press meet held at it’s the Institution’s premise here on Monday, Sreenivasulu informed that MSMEs are significantly present in all States and Union Territories and are the second largest employer after agriculture in the country.

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