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GSU – Ampati holds second yearly conference

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Staff Reporter
TURA, May 22: The Garo Students’ Union (GSU) Western Zone (South) on Saturday held its 2nd annual conference in the village of Garobadha in South West Garo Hills. 
The zone has a total of 7 units all of which were a part of the event that was also attended by local leaders and students along with the advisor to the GSU, Manseng Sangma.

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2 killed, 1 critical after bike-bus collision

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TURA, May 22: Two people were killed and another seriously injured after a bus collided with a motorcycle near the town of Mahendraganj in South West Garo Hills (SWGH) at about 4:30 pm on Sunday.
The 3 motorbike borne persons, Rakkan A Sangma (27) and Tengrik K Sangma (19), both from nearby Chapahati village, along with Diluet R Marak of Kendrakona were moving towards Mahendraganj when their bike had a head on collision with a bus (ML08 A 1987) that was moving in the opposite direction towards Mankachar in Assam. The accident occurred near the village of Durgapara near the town.

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Biren Singh apprises MHA of failure of Manipur's militant surrender policy

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Thomas Lim
Manipur Chief Minister, Nongthombam Biren Singh said that Suspension of Operation (SoO) with various militant groups in the state is a failure. The failure of the SoO is due to the ignorance of those in authority and security forces were not serious in their undertakings, particularly as far as dialogues were concerned. He said this at a function in Imphal on the occasion of Anti-terrorism Day. While pointing out to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that the surrender policy designed for militants was “a total failure”, he also had discussed the matter with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Singh heading the first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Government in Manipur was bold enough to highlight that it is disappointing that there is no proper supervision over the outfits which have joined the national mainstream, which has rendered the surrender policy meaningless.

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Odisha exporting mangoes to Southeast Asia while Meghalaya produces fail to reach domestic market

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Thomas Lim
Odisha’s mangoes are soon expected to find a market in Southeast Asia- thanks to a new flight from Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneshwar. Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia started its first international flight from the city airport to Kuala Lumpur on April 26, 2017 and that has prompted the state government to explore the possibility of mango exports to Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.
It may be mentioned that the mangoes of Odisha meet all quality parameters for export; all they need to do is to tap the market. The government is in talks with various stakeholders for exporting the king of fruits, informed the marketing consultant to OAMB, Barada Prasanna Choudhury.

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Militant-Politico nexus takes a new turn, HNLC claims Mukul seeking their support

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Thomas Lim
Enough has been written about the Militant-Politician nexus where one of the most affected states today perhaps is Jammu and Kashmir. The unrest will surely affect the Progress Report of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by Narendra Damodardas Modi Government at the centre. During the Assembly election, the voters defied a boycott call by separatist groups, braving inclement weather and ignoring a bomb blast to cast their ballot in large numbers. This made it loud and clear – now they want to pave the way only for development. Similarly in the case of Jharkhand, voters defied a poll boycott call by Maoists, where voting took place in 13 of the 81 assembly constituencies in six Maoist-affected districts, in the first phase that is also spread into five phases.

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