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Chances for Champion to contest are ‘skimpy’: Mooshahary

Posted in September 2012

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SHILLONG, Sept 27:
Following the declaration made by the arrested Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Chief Champion R Sangma to contest in the 2013 elections and support to the ruling Congress in Garo hills regions, the Governor of Meghalaya RS Mooshahary Thursday said that the chances for militant chief to contest are “skimpy” as he is not even granted bail for his criminal activities.
“The arrested chairman of the militant outfit cannot contest in the 2013 elections as the latter is not even granted bail for his criminal activities,” Mooshahary told reporters on the sideline of a seminar on mining here.

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Latiplang denies Paul’s claim, to remain in fray

Posted in September 2012

Infighting in UDP comes to fore

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sept 27:
Turned down, aspiring contender from Nongthymmai constituency, Latiplang Kharkongor who is also the newly appointed vice president of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Thursday said that a meeting would soon be convened to take a call on the recent decision of the party to issue the party ticket to Dr Jemino Mawthoh.
“Me and my supporters would soon sit to discuss on our future course of action on the recent decision of the party to issue the party ticket to Dr Jemino Mawthoh,” Khakongor Thursday told reporters.

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Magisterial inquiry ordered in Chokpot Medico hiccup case

Posted in September 2012

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SHILLONG, Sept 27:
Following strong protest by doctors from the Garo hills region and the state, the district administration of South Garo hills district had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged high handedness of police and arrest of a doctor serving in the Chokpot Primary Health Centre (PHC) recently.
“The magisterial inquiry headed by Additional District Magistrate AM Sangma has been asked to submit the report within two weeks,” district officials Thursday informed.
Mentionably, Dr Walesa N Sangma was arrested by the police for not allowing police personnel to park their vehicles in the hospital premises on Wednesday evening. Dr Sangma was allegedly handcuffed before being taken to the Chokpot police station and his medical examination conducted.

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AIUDF not keen to contest in Meghalaya Assembly

Posted in September 2012

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SHILLONG, Sept 27:
Though the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) had initially contemplated to set its footing in Meghalaya by contesting in the Plain Belt area of Garo Hills, it has now ruled out such possibility.
In the recently held meeting at Guwahati, the Executive Committee Members of AIUDF have brushed off the idea to set up an office here. They, however, are mulling the idea to field only one candidate in one of the constituencies of Plain Belt area in the upcoming Meghalaya General Elections 2013 as an Independent candidate while supporting him from outside.

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Ceasefire with Meghalaya rebel group extended

Posted in September 2012

Shillong, Sep 27 (IANS): The central government Thursday extended the ceasefire with Meghalaya's outlawed A’chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) for another year, according to a spokesman of the rebel group.
The decision to extend the tripartite truce between the central and Meghalaya governments and the ANVC was taken after intense negotiations.
"We have agreed in principle that the ceasefire will be extended for another year from Oct 1," ANVC spokesman Arist Sangma said after the joint monitoring group meeting.

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