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Assam continues to be tense over killing, bandh evokes mixed response

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Guwahati, Nov 03 (IANS): Assam continued to be tense on Saturday over the killing of five persons by unidentified gunmen at Tinsukia district even as the 12-hour Assam bandh call by some organisations over the killing evoked a mixed response across the state on Saturday.
Although police are yet to identify the outfit responsible for the killings, a linkman of the anti-talk faction of ULFA, Jintu Gogoi was picked up by the Police on Saturday in connection with the killing. Gogoi was picked up from Tinsukia district, police said.

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CCL coordinator arrested over non repair of NH 62

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TURA, Nov 03: In a first of sorts, which should put the bell among the cats, the coordinator cum manager of CCL, which had been awarded repair work on the National Highway 62, Jai Kishore (40) has been arrested on Saturday from Tura in West Garo Hills.
The coordinator’s arrest comes after a complaint filed some months ago by a group of people from Baghmara over the delay in repair of the highway – considered one of the worst in the entire North East. The FIR had been filed in the town of Baghmara.

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AYWO writes to CM on inclusion of Garo, Khasi language

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TURA, Nov 03: Pushing for the inclusion of Garo and Khasi language in the 8th schedule of the Constitution, the AYWO has written to the CM, Conrad Sangma seeking the efforts of the MDA government in its inclusion while also thanking the government for introducing the resolution.
“We are of the opinion that the inclusion of Garo language will de definitely be a boon to the people of Garo Hills. Despite all the advantages that we have naturally, we are lagging behind in all spheres of development. We strongly believe that the inclusion of Garo language in Eight Schedule will be a ‘dream come true’ to the Garo people,” said general secretary, Sengbath Ch Marak.

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Malngiang to review implementation of Shillong Water Supply Scheme

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SHILLONG, Nov 03: Public Health Engineering Minister Samlin Malngiang said he would soon review the implementation of the Water Supply Scheme for the New Shillong Township.
Malngiang has informed that the New Shillong Water Supply Scheme was sanctioned at a cost of Rs 321 crore under the Centre’s special plan assistance (SPA) in 2016.

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OBCs demand restoration of constitutional rights

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SHILLONG, Nov 03: The Joint Committee of Other Backward Classes of Citizens (JCOBCC) has demanded the state government restores the constitutional rights and privileges of people belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the state.
In a memorandum submitted to the Commissioner & Secretary of Social Welfare department on Friday, the chairman of the joint committee RG Pradhan said, “We urge you to look into the matter and (take) remedial steps to restore the constitutional rights and privileges to the people of other backward classes who have been deprived of their legitimate rights in the democratic state.”