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JSU, AJYWO forbid trucks carrying Fly Ash to enter Jaintia Hills from March 3

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 30:
After a long pondering over the indiscriminate spilling of the fly-ash or the coal-ash throughout the NH 44 by the trucks destined to the cement factories in Narpuh, the two Jaintia organizations, Jaintia Students Union (JSU) and the All Jaintia Youth Welfare Organization (AJYWO) have forbid any trucks carrying this pollutant to enter the borders of Jaintia Hills (JH) from March 3, starting from 10 am.
Earlier the two organizations had petitioned to the District authorities to pass the section 144 CrPC to stop this heinous act of throwing industrial wastes. Even then the trucks continued to carry the fly-ash and still manage to spill it along the way, they added.
The two organizations said that any truck will not be excused, and that comes after prolonged and frequent unheeded-talks with the trucks concerned in the past months.


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Meghalaya to get is Meghalaya Icon III today

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 30:
Come Tuesday and Shillong will once again be sinking in the beats of drums, electrifying guitar vibes coupled with the soulful voices of contenders of Meghalaya Icon III.
10 bands, carefully selected by the panel of judges that included members of the internationally renowned band Soulmate from Shillong consisting of Rudy Wallang and Tipriti Kharbangar and Sam Shullai from all over Meghalaya, will be performing live at the Grand Finale of the Meghalaya Icon III at Laban Sports club ground on Tuesday from 12 noon onwards.
This year’s Meghalaya Icon is different as previously the event was held only in Shillong. This year, there were district level events held in Tura on the January 24, Jowai on January 27 and Shillong on Monday.

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GNLA torments parents of surrendered cadres

Posted in January 2012

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Shillong, Jan 29:
With recent rise in surrender of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres, the outfit has come up with a terrifying idea to stop this ‘thought’ among its cadres.
In order to prevent its cadres from surrendering, GNLA has asked all of its surrendered cadres to pay for all the arms and ammunitions submitted to police during the surrender. If the cost of the arms and ammunitions deposited is not paid back immediately, the aftereffect is severe – witness the ordeal of their parents or worse get killed.

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KSU demanded release of abducted MeECL engineers

Posted in January 2012

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SHILLONG, Jan 29:
The Khasi Students Union (KSU), Jaintia Hills District Unit, through the Organizing Secretary, Nangaibormi Syiem Sutnga has strongly condemned the act of GNLA of kidnapping the two MeECL officials from Garo Hills and demanded their immediate release.
The Organizing Secretary said that the kidnapping is a way to create dissention between the two ethnic groups of the state by the GNLA. He said, “The so called motive of the abduction to bring about the electricity in the rural Garo Hills is a hoax. The true motive of the act is only to hold the victims for ransom.”

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CSWO to support Clean Politics Campaign

Posted in January 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 29:
The CSWO under the leadership of Irene Hujon has announced that the organization is in full support of the Clean Politics Campaign led by the MLA of the Nongkrem Constituency, Ardent Basaiawmoit.
The Organization stated, “It is the first time ever in the history of the state that one MLA out of 60 others has come forward to make the people aware about choosing the right candidate who will work for the people and not for his personal gains.”
“We as an organization really need to see a cleanliness and transparency in politics, for the development of the state”, the organization said.
The organization also requested the people to attend the Rally Clean Politics Campaign which is to be held by Ardent Basaiawmoit at 11 am in Madan Iewrynghep (Fire Brigade) on Monday.


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