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Two militants nabbed in Assam

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in December 2012

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Guwahati, Dec 30: Security forces nabbed two hardcore militants of newly formed insurgent group DJNA in Assam's Dima Hasao district on Sunday, officials said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and police had launched search operation at Haflong in the hill district and apprehended the militant duo.

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CD album of Kamai War released

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in December 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG Dec 30: Reputed Jaintia musician and Meghalaya Day Awardee Kamai War released his musical compilation entitled ‘Dam aimi u yoo ngeit’ on Saturday last.
The music album was released by District Librarian of Jowai, P. Laloo, in the presence of Ripple Najiar and S. Bareh.
Kamai War is well known for his artistry, videos and starting a museum on his own to an extent that he was felicitated with the prestigious Tirot Sing Award.


 

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Pnar novel ‘Ngait O’ released

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in December 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG Dec 30: The Daloi of Jowai released a novel entitled ‘Ngait O’ authored by Dr Micheal Buam on Friday last.
The novel was released at the Yungwalieh hall at Panaliar Jowai in the presence of Sajeki Passah, Rev. H H Mohrmen and Raphael Warjri of Riti Academy Shillong. RQ Sumer chaired the programme as the Chief Guest. The author stated that the novel is written in the Pnar language utilizing a new script conceptualized by Sumer.


 

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India grieves as rape victim loses battle for life

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in December 2012

New Delhi/Singapore, Dec 29 (IANS): The unnamed, unidentified gang-rape victim who became the global face of courage in the face of savage odds died in a Singapore hospital Saturday, halting much of India in its tracks in a rare moment of coalescing concerns that saw the leadership echoing millions in pushing for a full stop in crimes against women.
Her death should not be in vain, was the chorus from President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and civil society, doffing its collective hat to the spirited 23-year-old who propelled an entire nation into a rethink of its societal rules and laws.

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Meghalaya on streets demanding justice for rape victims

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in December 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Dec 29: Matrilineal Meghalaya Saturday witnessed women folks taking out to streets mourning the death of the Delhi gang-rape victim even as they demanded justice and safety to women community in the state and the country in particular.
Women and social activists also observed a candle-light vigil at Don Bosco Square in the city before taking out a silent procession.