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Political Renegade or Opportunists: 2018 Assembly Polls to reveal all

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SHILLONG, April 23: With the 2018 Meghalaya State Assembly election closing in, dominance of the saffron brigade in the list of an attractive party seems to be growing in strength with man out of the most political aspirants eyeing on a saffron ticket.
The BJP playing a dominant role at the centre post 2014, when it won the general election, followed by a streak of victories in various state assemblies in the country. A similar show, what many says, is awaited here in the state when it goes to polls coming January.

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Minor girl abducted, raped by juvenile in WGH

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TURA, April 23: In yet another case of sexual violence, a 15 year old minor was allegedly raped by another 15 year old juvenile near the village of Hajirhat under Phulbari Police Station in West Garo Hills (WGH).
The delayed report of rape was reported only on April 12, 2017 about 10 days after the incident even as villagers, on discovering the incident, tried to get the two married off. The marriage only fell apart after the 15 year old boy demanded an auto-rickshaw from the family of the girl he raped.

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MPCC terms Hemanta’s statement ‘emotional outburst in political wilderness’

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SHILLONG; April 23: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Sunday termed the recent statement made by BJP poll strategist and Assam Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on the state Congress regime as an emotional outburst in the political wilderness, clamoring for attention and devoid of substance and meaning.
The BJP poll strategist had recently predicted the downfall of the congress regime in the state and blamed Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma and the party for the underdevelopment of the state.  

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MSSASA expels its Finance Secretary

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SHILLONG, April 23: On grounds of violating the Meghalaya SSA School Association’s (MSSASA) constitution time and again, the central body of MSSASA, removed its Finance Secretary of the Central Body.
“Shri Niwel Dkhar who is the Finance Secretary of the Central Body has been removed from the said Post as he is violated the Constitution of the Association from time to time and found to be unfit as an office bearer of the Association,” said  MSA General Secretary H.M.Marbaniang on Sunday.

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NGO provides ultimatum on setting up of Horticulture University

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TURA, April 23: Enraged over the non fulfillment of the deed of agreement of setting up of a Horticulture College in Williamnagar in East Garo Hills (EGH), the All A’chik Youth Federation (AAYF) has served one month ultimatum to the state government failing which the AAYF has threatened to claim back the land donated to set up the College.
In a memo sent to the minister of education, Roshan Warjri, the NGO on behalf of the Nokmas who had earlier donated land for the construction of the above mentioned university, the NGO on behalf of the Nokmas threatened to claim back the land donated to the government for the purpose of the set up.

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