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Tension after petrol bomb attacks

Posted in February 2012

Shillong, Feb 26: Tension prevailed in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district Sunday following petrol bomb attacks that damaged property owned by several individuals.
A total of 112 people were displaced after unidentified miscreants hurled the bombs, damaging 15 shops-cum-residences and five motorcycles at Rajabagan in the district bordering Assam, officials said.
"There is still tension but the situation is under control and necessary steps have been taken to restore normalcy," said Akash Deep, the Deputy Commissioner of Ri-Bhoi.

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GNLA slay former Meghalaya cop

Posted in February 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Feb 26:
Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres on Saturday morning killed a retired armed branch constable, Warnath S Sangma (55) at Bansam Awe village.
Apparently GNLA suspected him to be a police informer. The outfit suspected that Sangma was involved in the encounter at Bonsam Bibragre on February 21 last.
Mentionably, Sangma took voluntary retirement while he was posted in Baghmara.


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Strong winds increase fire incidents in state

Posted in February 2012

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SHILLONG, Feb 26:
Fire incidents from at least 10 places were on Sunday reported. Fire in such huge numbers has been attributed to the strong winds blowing around the region during this time of the year.
Fire incidents reported on Sunday include factory fire from Mawlai Mawiong; house on fire from Garikhana near the parking bay; two houses on fire at Nongstoin; bamboos on fire from Lumkshaida, a residential area in Mawprem; hay stalk on fire from Mariang and Madanrting, fire in industrial area at  barapani; fire at khliehtyrshi, Jaintia hills district; forest fire at khliehshnong, mawlynrei.


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Age old piggery practice consoles the determined youth of today

Posted in February 2012

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Shillong, Feb 26:
Piggery as Livestock farming is slowly but steadily emerging as a great source of livelihood for the younger generation in the state of Meghalaya with many taking to the profession because of the handsome returns which come from its practice.
The livestock sector has a significant potential for round the year employment generation particularly in rural areas.

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Miscreants unleash havoc along Meghalaya – Assam border

Posted in February 2012

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Shillong, Feb 25:
In an unprecedented move, unidentified miscreants burnt down more than 87 shops, damaged private properties, and several motor cycles Saturday afternoon at Rajabagan village in Ri-Bhoi district bordering Assam.
The incident took place at around 1 pm when the miscreants rushed to the village market, pelted stones at villagers and hurled petrol bombs damaging about 87 shops and 15 houses, police sources informed.
Police said, the miscreants also burnt down at least five motor cycles on their way back.

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